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ONE BILLION RISING GLOBAL EVENTS LEADING UP TO AND AROUND 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM

1 December 2016 > V-Day

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16 NOVEMBER CHITWAN, NEPAL During a three day workshop on gender issues organised by Strii Shakti and conducted by Kamla Bhasin in Chitwan , Nepal, 31 activists from 21 organisations made plans for OBR 2017 in their areas. They made some posters and slogans. Vibrant OBR activities against Vawg and…

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#RiseInSolidarity: Gabriela NY Hosts “Rise to Resist Exploitation” Event

30 November 2016 > V-Day

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In commemoration of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, on 29 November Gabriela NY hosted an event including an educational discussion about the exploitation of Filipina/o migrants and the Labor Export Policy (LEP) in the Philippines. In light of the recent victory that halted NBC’s proposed sitcom “Mail Order Family”,…

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#RiseInSolidarity: One Billion Rising Revolution 2017 Launch in DRC Congo By Christine Schuler Deschryver

29 November 2016 > V-Day

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  Violence against women and girls continues unabated in every continent, country and culture. It takes a devastating toll on women’s lives, on their families and on society as a whole. Most societies prohibit such violence – yet the reality is that too often, it is covered up or tacitly…

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FILIPINA WOMEN RISING IN UNITY TO END THE ABUSE OF WOMEN AND MOTHERLAND!

26 November 2016 > V-Day

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November 25,2016 Gabriela lawmaker Arlene Brosas: “Women face landlessness, dispossession of their agricultural and ancestral lands due to local and foreign interest, eviction from their homes, lack of decent job and wages, and lack of appropriate and quality social services and public infrastructure. Women also remain the target of different…

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With Thanks, the 2016 Annual Report: A Revolutionary Year for V-Day, One Billion Rising, & City of Joy

25 November 2016 > V-Day

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Dear V-Friends & Risers, 2016 was a revolutionary, evolutionary year for V-Day, One Billion Rising and City of Joy. Your solidarity and support made it possible! As our work unfolded against a backdrop of violence, inequity, and patriarchy across the globe, the year was another poignant chapter in the evolution…

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#RiseInSolidarity: “V-Men Run 2017 Brings Asian’s Biggest OBR Event” From Garden of Hope in Taiwan

25 November 2016 > V-Day

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This blog was originally published online on the Garden of Hope’s website, and is available to read HERE. The Garden of Hope Foundation held the 4th V-men Charity Run at Bi-Tan River Bank Park on sunshine Saturday November 18. The activity also brought the Biggest OBR event among Northeastern Asia…

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#RiseinSolidarity: Stand With Standing Rock Against State-Sanctioned Violence

24 November 2016 > V-Day

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(Photo by Adam Alexander Johansson) The Water Protectors at Standing Rock are facing excessive violence and harassment by the police and state sanctioned forces in North Dakota. “For weeks, the main highway to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation has been cut off, with no movement by the state to address…

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POLAND RISING IN SOLIDARITY!

21 November 2016 > V-Day

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Poland One Billion Rising has just announced that over 42 cities and towns have signed up to hold One Billion Rising events all across Poland! POLAND RISING!

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“Women’s Solidarity” by Donna Hylton (USA)

16 November 2016 > V-Day

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As I think about solidarity, women’s solidarity, my solidarity, after 27 years of being identified as inmate 86G0206, I am immediately transported back into my 8′ by 10′ foot cinderblock cell. It was in that cell that I first found solidarity with self. It was where I began to understand…

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Men-Engage Delhi and OBR India Join Hands

16 November 2016 > V-Day

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MenEngage Delhi and One Billion Rising have joined hands to organise talks and discussions in Delhi colleges.  One Billion Rising Delhi, along with its amazing partner MenEngage Delhi conducted an engagement with Shivaji College, University Of Delhi with more than 300 people in attendance. The engagement included a movie screening and an interaction with the students…

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