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#RiseInSolidarity: RISING Across the Democratic Republic of Congo

Published: 24 March 2017 > V-Day

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March 17th, 2017 was the third rising that City of Joy organized since February 2017 after the rising with over 120 secondary school pupils and hundreds of parishioners who stood and rose against patriarchy and exploitation of women and girls and who understood the meaning of solidarity for women. The…

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#RiseInSolidarity: Against Teenage Dating Violence Press Conference hosted by the Garden of Hope in Taiwan

Published: 23 March 2017 > V-Day

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At the Garden of Hope in Taiwan, for International Women’s Day, we held a press conference on dating violence. It has been a year since the Taiwanese government amended DV law to include intimate partner violence as a form of domestic violence. But awareness about the amendment is still pretty…

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#RiseInSolidarity: NIGERIA RISING by Omodele Ibitoye Ejeh (OBR Nigeria Coordinator)

Published: 21 March 2017 > V-Day

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In my 16 years in re-evaluation and co-counseling, I have found that Nigerian women find it difficult to speak up about their oppressions because cultures and religions have subjected most of us into thinking that our oppressors are king. A second fear is the fear of being labeled, of infamy and…

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#RiseInSolidarity: One Billion Rising at Aspen Port Elizabeth, A Women’s Forum initiative in South Africa

Published: 20 March 2017 > V-Day

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The video was created in support of 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children as an Aspen Port Elizabeth Women’s Forum initiative. The campaign consisted of three elements, namely  a Flashmob at the Corporate Family Day, a photobooth where employees could make a statement and an…

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#RiseInSolidarity: ONE BILLION RISING 2017 AT ST. SCHOLASTICA’S COLLEGE MANILA

Published: 20 March 2017 > V-Day

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One Billion Rising St. Scholastica’s College, Manila from New Voice on Vimeo. Every February 14 since 2013, millions of women and men from all over the world come out from their homes and houses, offices and factories and go into the streets to rise, strike and dance to call attention to…

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#RiseInSolidarity: City Of Joy Rising In A Catholic Church In Bukavu

Published: 16 March 2017 > V-Day

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The day of March 9th was a day of rising with hundreds of women and men in GUIDO MARIA COMFORTI Parish in Panzi, Bukavu, DRC. The community of City Of Joy was invited by the parish priest – a V-Priest – to have a talk with parishioners so that they…

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#RiseInSolidarity: ONE BILLION RISING SOUTH ASIA Newsletter January & February 2017

Published: 16 March 2017 > V-Day

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This newsletter and the details of the many exciting One Billion Rising (OBR) activities that took place across the region in January and February 2017 provided by regional organizers and activists: In the first week of January, several Risings were held in Gwalior, India against violence against women (VAW). Kamla…

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#RiseInSolidarity: INDONESIAN MIGRANT WORKERS RISE IN INDONESIA AND HONG KONG ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

Published: 15 March 2017 > V-Day

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INDONESIA: Led by Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, the former migrant domestic worker from Indonesia who was tortured by her Hong Kong employers and who won her case – migrant workers in Indonesia and their families held a Migrant Workers Rising for International Women’s Day last March 8th. Erwiana, whose case in 2014…

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#RiseInSolidarity: Islamad Rising and Asian Feminist Solidarity on International Women’s Day

Published: 14 March 2017 > V-Day

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“Rozan and Insan Foundation organised a day long programme today in the new Rozan building in Islamabad. In the first half we had a reunion of Sangat Sangat month long course alumna. About 15 of them came from different parts of Pakistan. Kosar Bano honoured me with a traditional cap…

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#RiseInSolidarity: BALI RISING FOR WORKERS ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY “Women Strike Against Discrimination, Corrupt Systems and Exploitation”

Published: 14 March 2017 > V-Day

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Bali Indonesia held a commemoration of International Women’s Day with a  demonstration in front of dozens of activists at the Bali governor’s office. The action was led by students, mothers – many of who are members of the National Student Front as well as members of the Alliance of Women…

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