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ASIAN WOMEN WORKERS RISE FOR WORKERS RIGHTS IN AUSTRALIA ON MAY 1 by: Lina Cabaero of Asian Women At Work Inc

Published: 10 May 2017 > V-Day

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(Asian Women at Work Inc are One Billion Rising Sydney organizers – and have held OBR events to highlight workers issues and rights of women workers in Australia) Asian Women at Work Inc joined the 2017 May Day parade (with drums a-thumping) to affirm the importance of community and union…

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#RiseInSolidarity: WOMEN OF CAPE FLATS RISING!

Published: 10 May 2017 > V-Day

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Women of the Cape Flats in South Africa continue to Rise with monthly One Billion Rising events. Women’s organisations hosted a “Women’s rights are human rights” event at Retreat Civic Centre last May 2nd. The Philisa Abafazi Bethu women and children’s project in Lavender Hill partnered with Her Voice Women Leaders…

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JUSTICE 4 DOMESTIC WORKERS RISING IN THE UK FOR MAY 1

Published: 8 May 2017 > V-Day

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JUSTICE 4 DOMESTIC WORKERS RISING IN THE UK FOR MAY 1 Justice 4 Domestic Workers (J4DW) are long time One Billion Rising organizers in the UK – having organized Rising events since 2013 and V-Day productions of “The Vagina Monologues”. Last May 1st, they marched on the streets of London…

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MIGRANT DOMESTIC WORKERS RISING IN HONG KONG ON MAY 1

Published: 7 May 2017 > V-Day

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1 May 2017 May Day Statement of AMCB (Asian Migrants Coordinating Body)- IMA (International Migrants Alliance) *AMCB and IMA are lead convenors and coordinators of One Billion Rising Hong Kong since 2013. They are made up of Migrant Domestic Workers’s (MDW) from Indonesia, the Philippines, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka…

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#MayDay Philippine Workers Rising

Published: 3 May 2017 > V-Day

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On May 1, over 40,000 workers in Manila marched and protested to commemorate labor day and international workers day. A total of 100,000 workers rose around the country. The protests were led by KMU (Kilusang Mayo Uno) – the country’s independent labor center in the Philippines promoting militant unionism. KMU…

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

Published: 27 April 2017 > V-Day

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(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

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*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

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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

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“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

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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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