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INDIA AND SOUTH ASIA RISING! Update from Kamla Bhasin (OBR South Asia Regional Coordinator)

Published: 21 June 2017 > V-Day > India

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INDIA AND SOUTH ASIA RISING! by Kamla Bhasin (OBR South Asia Regional Coordinator/ Sangat South Asia Feminist Network) June 2017 One Billion Rising South Asia is part of a new and important campaign called “Property for Her”. At the launch of the campaign last month, about sixty women and men…

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“INDIGENOUS PEOPLE RISING IN THE PHILIPPINES” Update from Kakay Tolentino, OBR Organizer and BAI Indigenous Women’s Network National Coordinator

Published: 21 June 2017 > V-Day > Philippines

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INDIGENOUS PEOPLE RISING IN THE PHILIPPINES By: Kakay Tolentino National Coordinator – BAI Indigenous Women’s Network OBR Organizers / Philippines Last April 27th, the Indigenous Mangyan peoples held a One Billion Rising against Mining. They danced and rose against the National Greening Project that widely land grabs the ancestral lands…

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“The City of Joy’s 11th Class Graduates: 89 Women Join 849 Others” by Christine Schuler Deschryver, City of Joy and V-Day Congo Director

Published: 20 June 2017 > V-Day > Democratic Republic of Congo

The City of Joy’s 11th Class Graduates: 89 Women Join 849 Others By Christine Schuler Deschryver City of Joy and V-Day Congo Director Since January 18th, City of Joy sheltered 89 women who have survived some of the harshest stories in the world. These women came from many villages of…

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SWAZILAND RISING! Update from OBR Swaziland and Africa Regional Coordinator Colani Hlatjwako

Published: 20 June 2017 > V-Day > Swaziland

SWAZILAND RISING! June 17, 2017 By Colani Hlatjwako (OBR Swaziland Coordinator/ OBR Africa Regional Coordinator/ National Director at Women and Law in Southern Africa Swaziland) “OBR Swaziland: Women and Girls Leading the Revolution for Peace and Justice” Last Saturday, June 17th, Women and Law in Southern Africa-Swaziland had the privilege…

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Mexico Rising – Update from OBR Mexico Coordinator Andres Naime

Published: 20 June 2017 > V-Day > Mexico

Mexico Rising June 16, 2017 By: Andres Naime (OBR Mexico Coordinator) Mexico continues to Rise against all forms of human trafficking, as it has been doing since the first year of One Billion Rising in Mexico in 2013. Every year, Risings take place all across the country to demand an…

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SYDNEY RISING “One Billion Rising Against the Nuclear Bomb/ Rising for Peace”

Published: 19 June 2017 > V-Day > Australia

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SYDNEY RISING “One Billion Rising Against the Nuclear Bomb/ Rising for Peace” by Lina Cabaero Coordinator – Asian Women at Work Inc/ OBR Sydney Organizers Asian Women at Work Inc (AWayW) and Migrante Australia-NSW – long time organizers of One Billion Rising Sydney – joined the Women’s March to Ban…

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Celebrate Eve’s Birthday – Turn Pain to Power to Planting, Support a Collective of City of Joy Graduates!

Published: 24 May 2017 > V-Day

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Photo Credit: Paula Allen With your support, in regions throughout Congo, the City of Joy will purchase plots of land for collectives of graduates. By working this land, their land, these women will increase their financial independence. DONATE TODAY, visit vday.org/planting Together we are healing the earth, turning Pain to…

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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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