Global Coordinators

ONE BILLION RISING Coordinators are activists around the world who are engaging their communities, their cities, their countries, their regions to be a part of One Billion Rising: Rise for Revolution. As long-time activists and V-Day organizers working to end violence against women and girls, they have the skills, the networks and the ability to help guide local organizations, individuals, lawyers, unions, alliances and networks in their efforts to be part of the campaign. Most coordinated efforts in their countries and regions for One Billion Rising (2013), One Billion Rising for Justice (2014), and One Billion Rising: Revolution (2015). These Coordinators, together with their network groups, took the lead in their own countries and communities on how to envision and implement the campaign and did an outstanding job of highlighting their local contexts within the campaign. Please be in touch with them to help you strategize, create and promote, your One Billion Rising: Rise for Revolution campaigns.

The ONE BILLION RISING REVOLUTION campaign was first envisioned collectively by global coordinators around the world, at a coordinators gathering in Rome in Spring 2014. Their shared voices – from regions around the world – came to a unanimous decision to focus on revolution and change as an escalation of our demand to end violence against women and girls once and for all. The global coordinators once again came together at a coordinators gathering in New York in Spring 2015. There it was decided to escalate the Revolution campaign for 2016, with a particular focus on marginalised women and girls.

Monique Wilson – One Billion Rising Director

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Monique Wilson is one of the Philippine’s veteran theatre and film actresses ­ having acted professionally since the age of nine. At 18 she starred as the lead role in the original London West End production of Miss Saigon. In…

FARTUUN A. ADAN – Somalia

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Fartuun A. Adan is a Somali/Canadian humanitarian. She and her three daughters fled Mogadishu, Somalia at the height of the civil conflict and sought refuge in Canada and has since returned to Somalia. Fartuun is a recognized and leading expert…

Iman Aoun – Palestine

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Actress, Director & Producer Co-founder and Artistic Director of ASHTAR Theatre in 1991; awards winner actress; acts in theatre, TV, and films. She is the casting director of a number of TV series and film productions. Received various notifications for…

ABHA BHAIYA / SANGAT South Asian Feminist Network – India

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Abha Bhaiya is one of the founder members of Jagori, a feminist organization set up in 1984 in Delhi. She has been active in women’s movements in India for nearly 40 years. She has been working on range of issues…

Kamla Bhasin / SANGAT South Asian Feminist Network – South Asia

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A social scientist by training, I have been actively engaged with issues related to development, education, gender, media and several others for over 35 years. I began my work for the empowerment of the rural and urban poor in 1972,…

Rada Boric – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, and Slovenia

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Rada is a feminist linguist and activist. She is currently the director at the Centre for Women’s Studies in Zagreb and a lecturer and trainer on feminist issues. Rada was the former program coordinator of Center for women war victims…

Nicoletta Billi, Italy

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Nicoletta Billi has been working in cinema as a PUBLICIST on an international level for many years. After working (from 1980 to 1984) for Gaumont Press Office in Italy, she worked as a free-lance publicist for HENRY IV by Marco…

Nico Corradini – Italy

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Nico is a building engineer by day and organizes cultural events in her free time. In 2006 she started to organize V-Day events in Modena, Italy. In this years she organized One Billion Rising Italy, together with Nicoletta Billi, bringing together…

Jason Day – Peru

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Jason is a Peruvian actor. His first work as a professional actor was the Peruvian movie ‘Mañana te Cuento’, a huge box office hit which rapidly catapulted him into being one of the most promising Peruvian actors of his generation….

Colani Hlatjwako – Swaziland

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I am an Activist and determined young woman feminist leader who is passionate about women’s rights, gender equality and strengthening women’s capacities to advance socially, economically and politically in Swaziland. I believe in inclusive and democratic environment that promotes the…

Khushi Kabir – Bangladesh

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In 1972, immediately after the liberation of Bangladesh, Khushi joined one of the first Bangladeshi NGOs and became the first woman to be based in the field to live and work with rural marginalized women and men, in some of…

Marsha Pamela Lopez Calderon – Central and South America

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Marsha has been a V-Day activist since 2001. She has produced V-Day events and The Vagina Monologues in Guatemala since then and was also the OBR coordinator for Central America in 2013.  She has also produced events in other cities in…

Marya Meyer – Miami, USA

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Marya was a core organizer in the team that launched Miami’s powerful One Billion Rising celebration in 2012 and joined the Global Coordinator team in 2013. From those grassroots beginnings, One Billion Rising Miami brought together stakeholders and ordinary citizens…

Jessica Montoya – Santa Fe, USA

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Jessica Eva Montoya is the Youth Leader Coordinator for the A’Gin Healthy Sexuality and Body Sovereignty Project with Tewa Women United in Espanola, NM working with youth of Northern New Mexico. She has worked in the field of Survivor Justice…

Andres Naime – Mexico

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Proud to be a Mexican theater producer involved with V-Day since 2000, Andres has had the privilege of working for thirteen years with The Vagina Monologues and helping V-Day College campaigns around Mexico every year. He has produced Jessica Blank and…

Nyasha Sengayi – Zimbabwe

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Nyasha Sengayi is one Billion Rising Global Coordinator for Zimbabwe. The campaign has offered a wider movement building space for women’s rights work in Zimbabwe. She is also the founding director of Source International. An organisation employing campaign based programming…

Isatou Touray – The Gambia

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I am women’s rights activist, Executive Director and Co-Founder of GAMCOTRAP. Coordinator of One Billion Rising West Africa covering The Gambia, Senegal, Guinea Bissau, Mali and Sierra Leone. I am engaged in advocacy and social mobilisation to end FGM and…