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Photo Blog: The PWCE Educational Center in Kabul Finishes Another Round of their Curriculum for Women and Girls

25 August 2016 > V-Day > Afghanistan

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Following is an update from a grassroots activist at Promoting Women Capabilities by Education in Afghanistan about their revolutionary educational center. LEARN more about the center’s program, READ about their Rise for Revolution event: Thanks to your support and financial help another six months of the curriculum has come to an end in…

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OBR Africa Regional Coordinator Colani Hlatjwako Honored by the International Human Rights Law Society

24 August 2016 > V-Day

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Colani Hlatjwako, the National Director of Women and Law Southern Africa-Swaziland (WLSA) and Africa’s Regional Coordinator for the One Billion Rising Campaign was recognized by the International Human Rights Law Society (IHRLS) at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School for working to protect the rights of women and girl in…

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OBR New Mexico Rising Against the Dakota Access Pipeline By Jessica Eva Montoya

22 August 2016 > V-Day

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As a One Billion Rising Coordinator in present day New Mexico, US, I offer my support and ask that you also support, The Inyan Wakankagapi Otip – Sacred Stone Camp from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their partners, The Oectc Sakowin – Seven Council Fires, Indians and Cowboys and…

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One Billion Rising Activists Co-Sign the “STATEMENT OF SUPPORT FROM THE INTERNATIONAL COALITION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE PHILIPPINES”

19 August 2016 > V-Day

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The following solidarity call was shared from the Gabriela Women’s Movement – One Billion Rising Coordinators in the Philippines:  I am sharing with you a letter from the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) calling on organizations and social movements across the globe be to support the…

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RISING at the Southern African Development Community (SADC) People’s Summit by Colani Hlatjwako

19 August 2016 > V-Day > Swaziland

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On the 18th of August, 2016 SADC women had a successful side event, “Engaging with SADC Civil Society Organisations” during the SADC people’s summit on the socio-economic and political issues affecting women in the region; ahead of the 36th Summit of SADC Head of States which will be held in…

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Statement From V-Day DRC Activists On Recurrent Massacres Of The Population of Beni In North-Kivu

17 August 2016 > V-Day

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We, V-Day DRC activists, (V-Day – the global movement to end violence against women and girls), and militant defenders of human rights – are shocked as we grieve for the direct and indirect victims of the massacre of innocent civilians in Beni (deep in North-Kivu in DRC). We are concerned, enraged…

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OBR Coordinator Rada Boric RISING for Comfort Women In Tokyo

16 August 2016 > V-Day

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Rada Boric, OBR Regional coordinator for Eastern Europe, Greece and Cyprus speaks at the Conference for Comfort women – women and girls taken as sex slaves by the Japanese military during World War II. After her speech addressing 300 people at the conference, she marched  with Japanese activists at a demonstration…

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OBR REGIONAL COORDINATOR RADA BORIC MEETS WITH WOMEN’S GROUPS IN TAIWAN

15 August 2016 > V-Day

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While in Taiwan, One Billion Rising Regional Coordinator for Eastern Europe/ Greece and Cyprus – Rada Boric  – was invited by Garden of Hope (OBR organizers in Taiwan, headed by GOH Director and OBR Taiwan coordinator Chi Hui -) to meet with Taiwan human rights defenders, and share about her activism…

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IN SOLIDARITY WITH NADIA MURAD AND THE YAZIDI WOMEN By Dr. Isatou Touray

3 August 2016 > V-Day

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The following statement of solidarity was provided by Dr. Isatou Touray, OBR Coordinator, West Africa Region in response to the global call to #StopYazidiGenocide on 3 August, 2016 – the two year anniversary of the horrific attacks on Sinjar in Northern Iraq perpetrated by ISIL. View more statements or support…

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Photo Blog: Activists Are Rising Around the World to #StopYazidiGenocide on the Second Anniversary

3 August 2016 > V-Day

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In July, One Billion Rising released a call to RISE on the second anniversary of the brutal attacks on the Yazidi people in Northern Iraq by IS or ISIL (also known as ISIS or Daesh). Activists around the world are sharing their support and will continue to throughout the day….

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