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Women defending their sexual and reproductive rights By Rada Boric

26 May 2016 > V-Day

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The following report and photos from a reproductive rights’ protest where two women’s rights activists were recently arrested while protesting regressive “prof-life” policies in Croatia was submitted by local One Billion Rising Coordinator, Rada Boric: The situation in Croatia concerning women’s rights but also the secular character of the state due to the Catholic Church …

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Concern on the Current Human Rights Situation of Women in Prison in Exercise of their Political and Civic Rights in The Gambia by Dr. Isatou Touray

10 May 2016 > V-Day

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The following letter was written by the Executive Director of GAMCOTRAP & One Billion Rising Coordinator for the Gambia, Dr. Isatou Touray, in condemnation of the local situation that has violated civic rights as well as undermine the dignity of the women involved and detained.

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India’s Official OBR Newsletter March Issue – An Overview of the 2016 Campaign

2 May 2016 > V-Day > India

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Wrapping up their seven month RISING campaign in India including events in 15 states, over 100 colleges and universities, over 140 partner organizations, networks, and artists groups, OBR organizers from Jagori Grameen shared their 2016 Rise For Revolution newsletter:

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21 YEARS LATER AND STILL HEALING By Onna LeBeau

27 April 2016 > V-Day

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After performing the spotlight monologue Crooked Braid* in a 2016 production of The Vagina Monologues, Omaha Tribe member Onna Webster LeBeau wrote to V-Day to share her experience of participating in the play and performing the piece for an audience full of many strong women including many Native American women….

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City of Joy Update from Eve: Greetings from Bukavu

21 March 2016 > V-Day

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Greetings from Bukavu My Dear Sisters and Brothers, I write in the middle of a glorious downpour. It will be five years in June since we opened City of Joy. Between the insecurity, lack of roads, little electricity, mad rain, costs of building, the vision of our Congolese sisters could…

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RISE on International Women’s Day!

8 March 2016 > V-Day

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Today is International Women’s Day and around the world activists are leading the revolution and continuing to RISE! In the Philippines, activists are using the hashtag #rise2march8 to Rise against poverty & violence and to demand justice, in Botswana risers from a cross section of society gathered to RISE, dance…

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#Rise4Revolution Report: Activists Rising in Mongolia

7 March 2016 > V-Day

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The following report and photos were sent to us from OBR activists with Beautiful Hearts NGO MONGOLIA: “One Billion Rising” rally campaign is a global mass action movement held every year since 2013, established on the 15th anniversary of V-Day movement, united activists for ending violence against women and girls. The movement…

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THE REVOLUTION ESCALATES, RISING 2016 PHOTO ESSAY

3 March 2016 > V-Day

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Throughout the month of February and leading up to International Women’s Day (8 March), and continuing throughout the year, activists RISE to end the violence against women and girls that 1 in 3 women face. That’s ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. “We saw communities across the globe dancing their One…

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Attend “Crackdown on China’s Feminist Five: One Year On” 7 March in NYC

2 March 2016 > V-Day

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The following event description was sent to us from Lu Pin, program manager of Media Monitor for Women Network and chief editor of Feminist Voices, who was a panelist at Bodies of Revolution where she discussed the feminist movement in China: Crackdown on China’s Feminist Five: One Year On March…

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#Rise4Revolution Report: India’s Official National Newsletter Issue #5

29 February 2016 > V-Day > India

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A Message From The National Secretariat For the fourth consecutive year, India rose to another height, the madness prevailed and it is still not over! The OBR rising month- February 2016, has created a new chapter in the herstory of the OBR risings. For us it is the multi-dimensional, pluralistic, inclusive…

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