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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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STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF FILIPINA MIGRANT WORKER MARY JANE VELOSO By Eve Ensler

26 April 2015 > V-Day

On behalf of One Billion Rising activists, we would like to appeal to the Indonesian government for clemency for Filipina migrant worker Mary Jane Veloso, who is awaiting execution in Indonesia. We are asking Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) to spare Mary Jane’s life as she is clearly a victim…

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URGENT ACTION APPEAL: SAVE THE LIFE OF MARY JANE VELOSO

24 April 2015 > V-Day

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Photo Credit: MigranteInternational.org Activists at Migrante , one of the One Billion Rising Philippines task force groups who advocate for Filipino migrant and domestic worker issues, has issued this URGENT appeal to the One Billion Rising networks to help save the live of Mary Jane Veloso. Following is their call to action, please…

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Update: All five Chinese feminist activists released on bail

22 April 2015 > V-Day

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One Billion Rising global activists around the world stood together in solidarity with our activist feminist sisters from China – Li Tingting, Zheng Churan, Wei Tingting, Wang Man and Wu Rongrung, who were arrested for their work to create awareness and education on violence against women and girls. The One…

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#ShutItDownA14 Statement By Eve Ensler

14 April 2015 > V-Day

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I am here today in outrage and sorrow. I am here to say no to the racist epidemic of police murders of black and brown women and men and children that continues despite massive protests and outcry. I am here to say we must escalate our efforts and our resistance…

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UPDATE: Global Activists Demand The Release Of Our Sisters In China

3 April 2015 > V-Day

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Photo: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Ref47cSyQWEQh154WKb8z__l05f2Uq0R-TIUYQTI-yk/viewform?c=0&w=1 One Billion Rising activists around the world continue to demand the release of our activist feminist sisters from China – Li Tingting, Zheng Churan, Wei Tingting, Wang Man and Wu Rongrung – who were arrested for their work to create awareness and education on violence against women and girls…

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