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 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. 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 Revolution campaigns.

The ONE BILLION RISING REVOLUTION campaign was envisioned collectively by regional 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.

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 more than 30 years. She has been working on a range…

Kamla Bhasin / SANGAT South Asian Feminist Network – South Asia

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A social scientist by training, Kamla Bhasin, has been actively engaged with issues related to development, education, gender, media and several others since 1970. She worked on these issues with FAO of the UN for 27 years. Currently, she works…

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…

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. Fifteen different shows were presented in Modena over the last seven years, which has…

Anne-Christine D’Adesky – Haiti

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Anne-christine d’Adesky is an author, journalist, documentary filmmaker, gender and human rights activist. Her expertise is gender and global issues, including HIV/AIDS and sexual violence. In 2003, Ms. d’Adesky co-founded the Women’s Equity in Access to Care and Treatment initiative…

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….

FAHIMA HASHIM – SUDAN

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Fahima Hashim is a women’s rights defender/activist, researcher, and a trainer, currently serving as the Director for Salmmah Women’s Resource Centre. She has a Masters Degree in Documentation and Library Sciences, from Bayero University Kano, Nigeria. With over 25 years…

Colani Hlatjwako – Swaziland

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Colani is a legal officer at Women and Law in Southern Africa Research and Education Trust (WLSA) – Swaziland.  Her roles have been in advocating for women’s rights in areas such as HIV/AIDS. She has been responsible for facilitating training,…

Lindsey Horvath – Los Angeles, USA

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Lindsey has held a variety of leadership positions. While serving on the West Hollywood City Council, Lindsey focused on creating an age-friendly community and hosted a regional symposium entitled “Pathways to Positive Aging.”  She also led the City to become…

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…

Dianne Madray – Caribbean: St Lucia, Jamaica, Trinidad, Guyana

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Dianne Madray is the Chief Operations Officer and Program Director of CADVA (Caribbean American Domestic Violence Awareness) organization based in the USA. Dianne holds a Masters Degree in Community Mental Health and has dedicated herself to helping women and children,…

Marya Meyer – Miami, USA

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Marya was a core organizer in the team that launched Miami’s exuberant One Billion Rising celebration in 2012 and is very active in her South Florida Community. She is a bilingual English/Spanish Music and Artist Marketing Executive with over 25…

Jessica Montoya – Santa Fe, USA

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Jessica Eva Montoya is the Family Specialist at Adelante Program in Santa Fe, NM working with homeless families of Santa Fe, NM  She has worked in the field of Survivor Justice by educating the public of their rights since 2000 through…

NAOMI N. MWAURA – Kenya

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Naomi is a young Kenyan lady passionate about implementing social reforms in Africa among African men and women because she sees the value and potential in Africa. She has been involved in organizing V-Day events since 2011. In 2012, she…

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…

Amy Oyekunle – Nigeria

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Amy Oyekunle is the executive director for the Kudirat Initiative for Democracy (KIND), a non-governmental organization based in Lagos, Nigeria that works to strengthen organizations and create initiatives dedicated to the advancement of girls and women. Amy is a gender…

Nyasha Sengayi – Zimbabwe

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Nyasha Sengayi is a Women’s Rights Campaign Strategist and the founding director of, Source International whose vision is to attain dignified futures for women by women. She is a key player in the vibrant young women’s movement in Zimbabwe bringing…

Isatou Touray – The Gambia

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Isatou Touray is a women’s rights activist and currently the Executive Director and Founder member of GAMCOTRAP. She worked with the Management Development Institute, as the Deputy Director General from 1990 to 2005, and founded the Gender and Management Unit…

MILY TREVINO-SAUCEDA / ALIANZA NACIONAL DE CAMPESINAS – Farmworkers in the USA and Mexico

Alianza Nacional de Campesinas’ mission is to unify the struggle to promote farm worker women’s leadership in a national movement to create a broader visibility and advocate for changes that ensure their human rights. Alianza de Campesinas was formed in…

Karabo Tshikube – South Africa

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Karabo Tshikube is a 22 year old who lives in Johannesburg. She graduated in 2012 from the Market Theatre Laboratory. She is a dancer, actress and an activist. She has also been a member of V-Girls South Africa since she…