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Letter from the frontlines of Katrina Recovery By Carol Bebelle

25 August 2015 > V-Day

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In honor of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina,  Carol Bebelle, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Ashé Cultural Arts Center, native New Orleanian, and longtime V-Day activist shares this letter about the ongoing recovery efforts in the city and need for art in activism in the face of mounting…

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Iraqi Women Freedom Activists Share Their Protest Demands

25 August 2015 > V-Day

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Yanar Mohammed is the founder of Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI), an organization fighting to stop atrocities against women and advocate for women’s social, political and economic rights, and a One Billion Rising activist. She shared the following update about a series of protests OWFI is leading against…

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Brussels Event Announced: Congolese Women Rising On 15 September

30 July 2015 > V-Day

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Experience The Journey That Created City Of Joy & The Transformation That Women Are Leading On 15 September, The Flagey in Brussels, Belgium is hosting a revolutionary evening highlighting the extraordinary transformations happening in the heart of Africa. Ravaged by the scars of colonialism, corporate greed, extraction, and devastating warfare the…

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ONE BILLION RISING REVOLUTION WEST AFRICA REPORT BY ISATOU TOURAY

27 July 2015 > V-Day

  In 2015 the theme, ONE BILLION RISING REVOLUTION with the tagline DRUM, DANCE & RISE, is a call to focus on revolution and change as an escalation of our demand to end violence against women and girls once and for all. In 2015, The West African region was faced with…

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Creating choreography in your culture and community – Revolutionize “BREAK THE CHAIN”

7 July 2015 > V-Day

Indonesian activists shared original choreography for the One Billion Rising for Revolution Campaign in 2015 Throughout the first three years of One Billion Rising, activists have creatively used the “Break The Chain” song and choreography in their communities.   Since it was released in late 2012, the song has been translated…

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Update from the PWCE Educational Center In Kabul By Friba

4 June 2015 > V-Day > Afghanistan

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Following is an update from a grassroots activist at Promoting Women Capabilities by Education in Afghanistan about their revolutionary educational center. Learn more about the center’s programs and the girls who are attending in a previous blog. On 14 Feb 2014, with V-Day’s help, we opened an education center for women…

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#SayHerName Vigil in Remembrance of Black Women and Girls Killed by the Police, Wednesday, May 20 5:30pm, Union Square, NYC

20 May 2015 > V-Day

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  Contact: Cathy Renna, rennacathy10@gmail.com, 917-757-6123 Susan Celia Swan, susan@vday.org, 917-865-6603 African American Policy Forum, Rachel Gilmer, Rachel.gilmer@aapf.org   Media Alert –  #SayHerName Vigil in Remembrance of Black Women and Girls Killed by the Police Wednesday, May 20 5:30pm, Union Square, NYC   Family members of Alberta Spruil, Rekia Boyd, Shantel Davis, Shelly Frey,…

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One Billion Rising Movement: The City of Hualian Dances and Drums to Oppose Violence By Hualian Branch & Translated by Jevgenia Fedosenko

30 April 2015 > V-Day

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This report first appeared in the Garden of Hope’s Newsletter, Vol. 5 No. 04. More information about their work can be found online HERE The Garden of Hope Foundation has been organising events and activities in line with the international One Billion Rising Movement since this January. One such event was held…

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OBR ACTION: Officials of New Taipei City highly support New Taipei City to march towards an anti-violence city By Xie Jing-Wen, Lin Wan-Xiang & Translated by Zoey Ma

30 April 2015 > V-Day

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  This report first appeared in the Garden of Hope’s Newsletter, Vol. 5 No. 04. More information about their work can be found online HERE New Taipei City has the biggest population in Taiwan and greatest numbers of domestic violence cases. Before March 8, New Taipei City branch of the Garden…

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UPDATE: Mary Jane’s Execution Temporarily Suspended

28 April 2015 > V-Day

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Photos of the crowds outside the port entrance to Nusa Kambangan island tonight where the suspension was announced. (Provided by Monique Wilson, Global Director of One Billion Rising) Filipina migrant worker Mary Jane Veloso’s execution, tonight in Cilacap Indonesia, was temporarily suspended “to respect the legal proceedings in the Philippines.” Mary Jane’s…

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