RISE4JUSTICE Series

Rising: Mexico City includes the families of missing girls

Published: 16 February 2014 > V-Day

We had such a touching Rising in México City. In front of 5000+ women, men, girls and boys, BREAK THE CHAIN was heard in the heart of the city just outside the Courthouse of Justice of the City. Families of girls kidnaped for human Trafficking stood with pictures of their loved…

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Rise4Justice Blog: Justice for Muslim Women by N. Jerin Arifa

Published: 12 February 2014 > V-Day

What would justice look like for Muslim Women? Everyone seems to be an expert when it comes to the answer, except for those most affected – Muslim women. “Experts” from both sides of the aisle – including conservatives who would gladly take away American women’s rights and self-proclaimed feminists –…

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Rise4Justice Blog: Malawi is Rising by Mbachi Joyce N’goma

Published: 12 February 2014 > V-Day

There have been times when I’ve read an article in the paper and I rush to post the story on facebook. Another child defiled. Sentiments are the same. What causes the outrage is mostly the sentencing of the offender. Most cases than not they only get something under 10 years…

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Rise4Justice Blog: State of Female Justice in New York by N. Jerin Arifa

Published: 11 February 2014 > V-Day

What would real justice look like for women in America? That was the question on everyone’s mind during V-Day’s public forum on how and why American women experience economic, racial, and cultural violence. Titled “The State of Female Justice in America” the panel consisted of diverse women – unique both in…

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Rise4Justice Blog: Serial killer on the loose targeting sex workers and PIMP by PENINAH MWANGI

Published: 11 February 2014 > V-Day > Kenya

Serial killer on the loose targeting sex workers In April 2010, after eight prostitutes were murdered in the tiny town of Thika, a serial killer was arrested in Kisii town some 200 miles away. For the family of one murdered sex worker, sadness and poverty are constant. In Kenya, where…

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Rise4Justice Blog: Death at the disciplined force camp by PENINAH MWANGI

Published: 11 February 2014 > V-Day > Kenya

In the morning of December 22nd 2013 only two days to Christmas, Agnes Tanga a sex worker operating in Nairobi was called by one of her regular sexual partner corporal Mwisho a disciplined force officer. She left Nairobi and took a bus to the disciplined force camp some 10 kilometers…

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Rise4justice Blog: ONE BILLION RISING for CLIMATE JUSTICE by Kathrin Henneberger

Published: 9 February 2014 > V-Day

Kathrin Henneberger,  climate justice activist from Germany and member of the European Youth Climate Movement, has written an article on climate change and impacts on women in a global context on the EYCM’s Europe-wide campaigns website “Push Europe.” Read the original blog HERE Women in developing countries are those most affected…

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Rise4Justice Blog: Germany is Rising by KARIN HEISECKE, Ines Eichmüller, and Ivana Smith

Published: 8 February 2014 > V-Day

Photo Credit: Nika Kramer Germany was among the countries in the world that had the biggest number of Risings in 2013. In November 2013, Eve visited Berlin to meet with activists, artists, politicians and media and to dialogue about the plans for One Billion Rising for Justice 2014 in Germany. In…

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Rise4Justice Blog: Profeminist Men and “The Great Turning” By Rob Okun

Published: 7 February 2014 > V-Day

“Our daughters, our sisters, our wives, our mothers, our grandmothers have every single right to expect to be free from violence and sexual abuse. No matter what she’s wearing, no matter whether she’s in a bar, in a dormitory, in the back seat of a car, on a street, drunk…

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