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JOIN [email protected] on Saturday, January 21 at 1:pm EST for a National Minute of Silence for Women’s Equality

Published: 18 January 2017 > V-Day

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[email protected] is the equal rights organization calling for the Saturday January 21st Global Minute of Silence for Women’s Equality.  Led by Gloria Steinem, at exactly 1pm EST and the same moment in multiple time zones, women, girls and supporters all over the world are stopping everything to visualize women’s equality…

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#YouthRising: ONE BILLION RISING TUNISIA by Salma Kastalli

Published: 17 January 2017 > V-Day

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Our event was a global call to women survivors of violence in Tunisia. Our objective was to sensitize young children in a prep school in Nabeul about the situation of women in Tunisia and in the rest of the world in general. Your famous ONE BILLION RISING “BREAK THE CHAIN”…

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#RiseInSolidarity: OBR Santa Fe RISING on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day By Jessica Montoya

Published: 14 January 2017 > V-Day


In New Mexico 10,765 people are trafficked per day, as reported by On January 11, 2017 One Billion Rising Santa Fe joined with many other organization for an awareness walk on the National Human Trafficking Awareness Day in Santa Fe, NM. We gathered in solidarity at a local youth…

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Just Released: Original One Billion Rising 2017 Swaziland Song

Published: 13 January 2017 > V-Day


For the 2017 One Billion Rising In Solidarity Against Exploitation of Women Campaign organizers in Swaziland put out a call for a new songs from local artists. They have just released the new official song ” 1 Billion Rising – Standing” produced by Sean Cast. #ArtisticUprising LISTEN HERE:

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#WhyWeMarch: Calling All OBR & V-Day Activists – March/RISE with Eve & Kimberle Crenshaw in DC

Published: 12 January 2017 > V-Day


On 21 January, One Billion Rising & V-Day activists will march in Washington, D.C. – and in cities across the United States and the world – joining the growing coalition of individuals, organizations, and grassroots groups at the Women’s March: IN DC: We are excited to March and RISE together…

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#RiseinSolidarity: OBR India Newsletter December 2016 Edition

Published: 12 January 2017 > V-Day


Check out the incredible RISING energy and events across India in the latest edition of the OBR India Newsletter provided by the national OBR Coordinator Abha Bhaiya:

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#Riseinsolidarity: Filipino Lumad Children Rising

Published: 8 January 2017 > V-Day


January 7, 2017 Haran Evacuation Camp, Davao City, Philippines Rising to end exploitation of Indigenous women and children Rising to end militarization in communities brought on by mining Rising to end corporate greed Rising to end displacement Rising for the right to go to school

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“What Solidarity Means to Me” by Kessia Magosha (Zimbabwe)

Published: 5 January 2017 > V-Day


For the past three years I have been part of the One Billion Rising Campaign in Zimbabwe. My first interaction with the campaign as an artist was when I was asked to perform a song for a visual exhibition launch at the Book Café, an artist’s hub which was essential…

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Published: 4 January 2017 > V-Day


As 2016 drew to a close, One Billion Rising continued to take off in many parts of the world. And as the New Year begins, we continue to witness incredible Risings taking place  – gearing up for the global Rising Day on 14 February! Here are some highlights from the…

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RISE 2017!

Published: 1 January 2017 > V-Day


Image credit: One Billion Rising Bali on [email protected]_OBR In the face of escalating violence, inequity, and patriarchy across the globe, we are energizing and RISING to end all forms of violence against women and girls. One Billion Rising: RISE in your community – One Billion Rising activists are deepening and…

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