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National University of Ireland, Galway Flash Mob: Rise Up! Shake it Up! Caroline Forde

Published: 27 April 2017 > V-Day

(Image by Neil Cronin, COPE, Galway, Ireland) As highlighted by the V-Day global movement, an estimated one in three women will experience sexual or physical abuse in their lifetime across the globe (World Health Organization, 2013). These figures are damning, particularly when viewed through a feminist lens that shines a…

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#Riseinsolidarity: OBR Hong Kong 2017 by OBR Hong Kong coordinators

Published: 26 April 2017 > V-Day

*Jointly organized by an international alliance of migrant domestic worker groups in HK made up of Asian Migrants Coordinating Body (AMCB), Jaringan Buruh MIgran Indonesia (JBMI), International Migrants Alliance (IMA – Hong Kong & Macau), Gabriela Hong Kong, United Filipinos in Hong Kong (UNIFIL-MIGRANTE-HK), FPR-HK, BAYAN HK & Macau and…

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Announcing Intersectional Activism in the Age of Trump: Kimberlé Crenshaw and Eve Ensler Presented by the Hammer’s Bureau of Feminism Initiative

Published: 25 April 2017 > V-Day

Join Tony Award–winning playwright and activist Eve Ensler and renowned legal scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw lead a revolutionary conversation and offer strategies for surviving the current political climate as antiracist feminists. Using the intersectional, inclusive framework at the heart of campaigns like Say Her Name, Why We Can’t Wait, and One…

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RISE for Climate Justice and Mother Earth with the People’s Climate Movement – New Piece By Eve in “The Guardian”

Published: 25 April 2017 > V-Day

“But this morning as I awoke to the softness and generosity of Spring, it was so clear and simple. Every struggle we have – women’s liberation, racial justice, economic inequality, immigration rights, gender rights, disability rights – happens on the Earth, because of the Earth. Every drop of food, the…

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#RiseInSolidarity:JAMAICA RISING 2017 By Eb. (Ebony) Brown, Pronoun: They/Them, Director of Programs (C.A.R.E Strategies) Together with Afia Walking Tree, OBR Jamaica Coordinators

Published: 25 April 2017 > V-Day

RAISE YUH VOICE: Women in Solidarity for a Violence Free Jamaica was held in Kingston, Jamaica on February 18, 2017. The focus of the event was to centralizing culturally generated healing practices and solidarity to strengthen the anti-violence movement in Jamaica. As the first event of it’s kind the Raise…

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#RiseInSolidarity: ONE BILLION RISING LISBOA 2017 By Melisa Roos Rodriquez (Changing Wave)

Published: 24 April 2017 > V-Day

One Billion Rising Lisboa 2017 went very well, despite almost being cancelled one week before the event because of funding challenges. We considered cancelling and/or postponing the event, but with all media attention, marketing, work of all music artists, dancers, volunteers, we (Changing Wave) decided, as an organisation, to support…

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#RiseInSolidarity: OBR UGANDA 2017 By Zulaika Nanfuka (OBR Uganda Coordinator)

Published: 21 April 2017 > V-Day

  The focus of the Uganda national OBR campaign was Trafficking of women and girls, Sexual exploitation and gender based violence. Here in Uganda, despite all government efforts to combat violence and exploitation of all forms against women, like the Domestic Violence Act (2010), the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation…

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#RiseInSolidarity: EUROPEAN WOMEN’S LOBBY (EWL) OBR 2017 RISINGS by Members of EWL, compiled by Pierrette Pape (Policy and Campaigns Director for the European Women’s Lobby)

Published: 20 April 2017 > V-Day

For One Billion Rising 2017, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) decided to focus on sexual exploitation. Indeed, OBR2017 was very timely for an advocacy action at EU level.  The EU member states are discussing the EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on violence against women (VAW); the European Commission and…

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#StopYazidiGenocide: Report from Nov/Dec 2016 Trip to Kurdistan (Northern Iraq) by Photojournalist Paula Allen

Published: 19 April 2017 > V-Day > Iraq

In our ongoing coverage, support of, and solidarity with the thousands of Yazidi women and girls sold and captured as sex slaves. We continue to call for the immediate release of the captured 3,000 women. Photojournalist Paula Allen and filmmaker Taylor Krauss traveled to Kurdistan in November/December 2016 and visited…

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