Update from OBR India

Published: 1 November 2016 > V-Day > India

An OBR state planning meeting was held on the 25 & 26 of October by Jan Pahel in Madhya Pradesh. It was attended by 52 representatives from 35 districts, on the issue of exploitation and injustices, focusing on marginalized subaltern communities including Dalits, tribal people, and more. Follow up meetings…

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Youth Rising in Solidarity in Delhi By Sangat

Published: 7 October 2016 > V-Day > India

One Billion Rising along with its amazing partner MenEngage Delhi conducted an engagement with Shivaji College, University Of Delhi with more than 300 people in attendance. The engagement included a movie screening and an intense discussion on Sexual harassment and molestation. It was a great session!    

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Published: 21 July 2016 > V-Day > India

The following appeal is from One Billion Rising South Asia Coordinator Kamla Bhasin from India (of Sangat Feminist Network – coordinators of OBR in India and around South Asia) – calling for solidarity for peace activist Irom Sharmila. Irom Sharmila has been fasting against an unjust Indian law for the past 15…

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India’s Official OBR Newsletter March Issue – An Overview of the 2016 Campaign

Published: 2 May 2016 > V-Day > India

Wrapping up their seven month RISING campaign in India including events in 15 states, over 100 colleges and universities, over 140 partner organizations, networks, and artists groups, OBR organizers from Jagori Grameen shared their 2016 Rise For Revolution newsletter:

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#Rise4Revolution Report: India’s Official National Newsletter Issue #5

Published: 29 February 2016 > V-Day > India

A Message From The National Secretariat For the fourth consecutive year, India rose to another height, the madness prevailed and it is still not over! The OBR rising month- February 2016, has created a new chapter in the herstory of the OBR risings. For us it is the multi-dimensional, pluralistic, inclusive…

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#Rise4Revolution Photo Blog: Youth Rising at colleges in India

Published: 2 February 2016 > V-Day > India

The following photos from RISING events at three colleges in India were provided by One Billion Rising Coordinator for India Abha Bhaiya:

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#Rise4Revolution Report: Mobilizing to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls by Nastasia Paul-Gera

Published: 6 January 2016 > V-Day > India

December 18, 2015 Azad Foundation organized a One Billion Rising (OBR) event in Jahangirpuri, a low-income area of Delhi, on December 17, 2015. Azad Foundation does extensive work with and for women, including a program that trains resource-poor women in Delhi, Kolkata, Jaipur and Indore as taxi drivers. Only women…

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#Rise4Revolution: SAMARTHYAM hosts event in New Delhi

Published: 5 January 2016 > V-Day > India

Samarthyam held an event 6 December, 2015 to promote Accessgirl and raised awareness on reclaiming public spaces and streets to make these accessible and safe for girls and women with disabilities. The event celebrated the 16 Days of Activism and One Billion Rising. Led by activist Anjlee Agarwal, Samarthyam has…

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#Rise4Revolution: Activists RISE at Select City Walk, in Delhi

Published: 5 January 2016 > V-Day > India

From Sangat South Asia: Azad Foundation, Jagori, and Sangat came together to hold a short vigil and speak out for the more than 60 million girls and women “missing” in India. These are girls who have been aborted before birth, killed once born, or died of neglect for no other…

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Just Released – India’s Official One Billion Rising 2016 Newsletter Issue #3

Published: 4 January 2016 > V-Day > India

One Billion Rising Coordinator Abha Bhaiya and activists from Jagori Rural shared these updates of their ongoing Rise for Revolution activities across India:

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