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Save the date: Feb 7th for an artistic uprising in nyc

20 December 2014 > V-Day

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Mark your calendars, the REVOLUTION is coming to NYC on 7 February! In the tradition of our 2001 V-Day event at Madison Square Garden and our 2008 ten year anniversary event at the Louisiana Superdome, V-Day/One Billion Rising is once again pushing the edge in a one-night-only event at the…

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There’s a force that can heal trauma, and it’s not what you think – Sohini Chakraborty

18 December 2014 > V-Day

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1 in 3 women across the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. That’s ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. Every February, we rise – in hundreds of countries across the world – to show our local communities and the world what one billion looks like and shine a…

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HOW I FINALLY CONFRONTED MY ABUSER, AND FOUND PEACE – Jessica Montoya

9 December 2014 > V-Day

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1 in 3 women across the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. That’s ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. Every February, we rise – in hundreds of countries across the world – to show our local communities and the world what one billion looks like and shine a…

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New Series Launch – “Building to One Billion Rising Revolution”

2 December 2014 > V-Day

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1 in 3 women across the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. That’s ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. Every February, we rise – in hundreds of countries across the world – to show our local communities and the world what one billion looks like and shine a…

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City of Joy Graduates Its Sixth Class “When We Believe In Our Dreams, They Come True”

27 November 2014 > V-Day > Democratic Republic of Congo

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On 20 November, City of Joy graduated its sixth class of 90 girls and women, bringing the total number of City of Joy Graduates to 492. In this new blog from Congo, our beloved V-Day Congo Director/Director of City of Joy Christine Schuler Deschryver brings us into the world of…

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In Solidarity With Ferguson

25 November 2014 > V-Day

One Billion Rising Revolution stands in solidarity with the people of Ferguson and their demands for justice.  We stand in solidarity with the African American Policy Forum and share their statement below.  AAPF Co-founder Kimberle Williams Crenshaw is a V-Day Board Member. The African American Policy Forum The stunning announcement…

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In the News: One Billion Rising By Kirstin Thompson

24 November 2014 > V-Day

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Read the original article available online at Drift Surfing  also available in print from Salty at Heart  The photos in this piece were taken on a beautiful summer day on Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. A bunch of compassionate surfers paddled out together to stand up to violence against women and bring…

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One Billion Rising Bangladesh honors the victims of the Tazreen Fire by Kushi Kabir, OBR Coordinator – Bangladesh

22 November 2014 > V-Day

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On the occasion of the 2nd Anniversary of the Tazreen Fire, in memory of those who were killed, who were severely injured and ill, to ask for punishment to the owner and those responsible, One Billion Rising for Revolution Bangladesh 2015, gathered at Shahbagh on Friday, November 21. There was…

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RISING TO END FGM – AGNES PAREYIO

21 November 2014 > V-Day

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This profile is part of the Building to One Billion Rising REVOLUTION Series Agnes Pareyio Founder, Tasaru Ntomonok Initiative and the V-Day Safe House for the Girls One Billion Rising and V-Day Activist I was fourteen years old when my mother and grandmother announced that I was going to have…

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One Billion Rising Guatemala Takes to the Airwaves Ahead of Launch

20 November 2014 > V-Day

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This just in from OBR Guatemala Coordinator Marsha Pamela: OBR Guatemala will launch on Tuesday, November 25, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against women, which is also the first day of the global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. In advance of the launch, Marsha…

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