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RISE FOR PEACE AND AN IMMEDIATE CEASEFIRE IN GAZA

14 July 2014 > V-Day

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Photo: Eyad Al Baba / APA images We – ONE BILLION RISING –  a world movement of women and men working to end violence against women and girls, and all the intersectional injustices that sustain the impunity that keep it in place – call for an immediate ceasefire. We call…

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RISING FOR JUSTICE FOR OUR SISTERS IN SUDAN – STOP REPRESSION OF WOMEN’S RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS

25 June 2014 > V-Day

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We stand in solidarity with our sisters from the Salmmah Women’s Resource Center – headed by our One Billion Rising Sudan coordinator Fahima Hashim- as their right to exist as a women’s human rights organization is unjustly violated. We strongly condemn this repressive act and call on our One Billion Rising global community to share…

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Just Released: Inspirational One Billion Rising for Justice video from Sudan!

2 June 2014 > V-Day > Sudan

In the midst of outrageous and heartbreaking news stories about Sudan, Sudanese V-Activists, lead by One Billion Rising global coordinator Fahima Hashim, Director for Salmmah Women’s Resource Centre, released this incredible video of their nation-wide One Billion Rising campaign for JUSTICE! The powerful footage reminds us that incredible work is…

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ONE BILLION RISING GLOBAL COORDINATORS GATHER IN ROME

30 May 2014 > V-Day

On 14 February 2013,  ONE BILLION RISING saw women and men from all over the world dance and rise in protest to highlight violence against women. Issues focused on gender-based violence. This year, ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE escalated the demand to end violence against women and girls by focusing…

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V-Day Honors Maya Angelou

28 May 2014 > V-Day

“We honor and mourn the loss of the great Maya Angelou who broke the silence on rape and violence with thunderous poetry and brave heart.  She was the woman who taught us women to Rise!” Eve Ensler, Founder, V-Day and One Billion Rising

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Just Released: Official Video of the Toronto One Billion Rising for Justice event

23 May 2014 > V-Day

V-Activists in Toronto, Canada shared this incredible video from their rising at Young-Dundas Square. The video was created by the wonderful Nadine Mackinnon. The RISING continues in body and spirit until the violence stops!

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Omega Institute Marches In Solidarity #BringBackOurGirls

16 May 2014 > V-Day > USA

Last Sunday, the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies heeded the call to  “Make A Resounding Rising Noise” on Mother’s Day to #BringBackOurGirls!“ Over 100 people, including Omega Co-Founder Carla Goldstein, walked across the Walkway Over the Hudson as an act of global solidarity with our sisters in Nigeria.  DON’T FORGET:…

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WATCH: Amy Oyekunle – “Make A Resounding Noise Wherever You Are!” #BringBackOurGirls

9 May 2014 > V-Day > Nigeria

Amy Oyekunle, Executive Director of Kudirat Initiative for Democracy in Lagos and One Billion Rising global coordinator for Nigeria, along with local students created this important video calling for global solidarity and action to #BringBackOurGirls this Sunday, 11 May (Mother’s Day in the U.S. and other countries). The Kudirat Initiative for…

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Gambian Activists Show Solidarity with the “Bring our Girls Back” Global Outcry

9 May 2014 > V-Day > Gambia

GAMCOTRAP and Child Protection Alliance in the Gambia expressed solidarity with the families, people and government of Nigeria to condemn the abduction of innocent girls by Boko Haram in Nigeria.  GAMCOTRAP Executive Director, Dr. Isatou Touray in partnership with the National Coordinator for the Child protection Alliance (CPA), Mr Njundu…

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We Are Not Going Anywhere

7 May 2014 > V-Day > Nigeria

One Billion Rising for Justice activists in Swaziland started their protest action on 7 May in Manzini and will continue until the girls are brought back.

by Barbara Mhangami-Ruwende, Global Coordinator for Southern Africa Two weeks ago, 234 teenage girls were kidnapped in the Nigerian city of Bornu while taking their exams. It is assumed that the girls were taken by Boko Haram, a local Islamic extremist group whose name means “western education is forbidden.” It…

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