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THIS SUNDAY in NYC: People’s Climate March – NEW MEET-UP LOCATION!

19 September 2014 > V-Day > USA

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On Sunday, 21 September, we’re RISING at the People’s Climate March in NYC! This will be the largest climate march in history – by showing up together, we’ll let our world leaders know that we will not stand by while they continue to ignore this crisis. PLEASE NOTE: We have…

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ONE BILLION RISING: REVOLUTION, One Billion Rising Campaign Launches Third Year

15 September 2014 > V-Day

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media(@)vday.org; 917-865-6603 (c)   ONE BILLION RISING: REVOLUTION One Billion Rising Campaign Launches Third Year Risings Will Focus on Highlighting, Creating and Envisioning New, Brave and Radical Artistic Initiatives to Bring in the New Revolutionary World of Equality, Dignity and Freedom…

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ONE BILLION RISING REVOLUTION LAUNCHES IN MANILA, PHILIPPINES

14 September 2014 > V-Day

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Gabriela Alliance of Women – Philippines “Women RISE, Speak out, Sign Up, Dance Against Corruption, Push For Political Reforms” Last September 12th, women from all social strata converged at the Mehan Garden in Manila, Philippines to raise their voices against the continuing scourge of the pork barrel system and rampant…

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India’s One Billion Rising Campaign by Abha Bhaiya

14 September 2014 > V-Day

The One Billion Rising campaign in India has been a most amazing mobilization in the country. In the last two years, through this campaign, we were able to open up an amazing range of sites for activism in terms of people, places and issues. At the country level, the number…

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Rise for Revolution in the Balkans By Rada Boric

14 September 2014 > V-Day

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Prologue 20 years ago Eve Ensler sent a fax to the Center for Women War Victims in Zagreb offering her support; I did not know that this message would change my life. It was 1994 and the war stretched from Croatia to Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the flow of refugees,…

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THE JOURNEY OF EMOTIONAL CREATURE BY KARABO TSHIKUBE

14 September 2014 > V-Day

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My name is Karabo Tshikube, aged 23 from South Africa Johannesburg. I was a part of the thought provoking and mind-blowing play Emotional Creature written by Eve Ensler. The journey of this play has always been amazing, as I’m doing the play for the third time now and I am…

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WATCH: Amy Oyekunle – “Make A Resounding Noise Wherever You Are!” #BringBackOurGirls

9 May 2014 > V-Day > Nigeria

Amy Oyekunle, Executive Director of Kudirat Initiative for Democracy in Lagos and One Billion Rising global coordinator for Nigeria, along with local students created this important video calling for global solidarity and action to #BringBackOurGirls this Sunday, 11 May (Mother’s Day in the U.S. and other countries). The Kudirat Initiative for…

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Gambian Activists Show Solidarity with the “Bring our Girls Back” Global Outcry

9 May 2014 > V-Day > Gambia

GAMCOTRAP and Child Protection Alliance in the Gambia expressed solidarity with the families, people and government of Nigeria to condemn the abduction of innocent girls by Boko Haram in Nigeria.  GAMCOTRAP Executive Director, Dr. Isatou Touray in partnership with the National Coordinator for the Child protection Alliance (CPA), Mr Njundu…

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We Are Not Going Anywhere

7 May 2014 > V-Day > Nigeria

One Billion Rising for Justice activists in Swaziland started their protest action on 7 May in Manzini and will continue until the girls are brought back.

by Barbara Mhangami-Ruwende, Global Coordinator for Southern Africa Two weeks ago, 234 teenage girls were kidnapped in the Nigerian city of Bornu while taking their exams. It is assumed that the girls were taken by Boko Haram, a local Islamic extremist group whose name means “western education is forbidden.” It…

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RISE FOR OUR SISTERS IN NIGERIA

2 May 2014 > V-Day > Nigeria

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(Photo : Twitter/WomenGirlsLead) Dear One Billion Rising and V-Day Activists, Two weeks ago, 234 teenage girls were kidnapped in the Nigerian city of Bornu while taking their exams. It is assumed that the girls were taken by Boko Haram, a local Islamic extremist group whose name means “western education is…

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