Rising Revolution Video Series

The Rising Revolution video series showcases the collective energy of Revolution by highlighting artistic expressions and RISING victories from around the world with more being added as the campaign unfolds.

#Rise4Revolution Activist Snapshots

Activists around the world are applying the call for REVOLUTION to their local context and communities demands for an end to all forms of violence against women. One Billion Rising: Rise For Revolution 2016 includes creative and artistic expressions, multi-sectoral involvement, and more importantly – provides a unique space to engage people from all walks of life. It allows the use of imagination, art and political actions – and allows everyone the freedom to localise all their campaigns.

OBR Global Director Monique Wilson (Philippines) 

OBR New Mexico Coordinator Jessica Montoya (USA)

OBR Artist/Activist Monica Jahan Bose (Bangladesh)

OBR Activists Agnes Pareyio (Kenya)


Bodies of Revolution: Women Rise Against the Violence of Police, States & Empire, a globally streamed event, was convened by One Billion Rising, the African American policy Forum, and the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies(CISPS) at Columbia Law School and was co-produced by the Laura Flanders Show.

Participants included Suad Amiry (Palestine), Fartuun Adan (Somalia), Kimberle Williams Crenshaw (US), Eve Ensler (US), Frances Garrett (US), Nimmi Gowrinathan (US/Sri Lanka), Yanar Mohammed (Iraq), Lu Pin (China), Thenmozhi Soundararajan (US/India), Sara Milena Ferrer Valencia (Colombia), Monique Wilson (Philippines), and Zoya (Afghanistan).

Thenmozhi Soundararajan (US/India)

Sara Milena Ferrer Valencia (Colombia)

Lu Pin (China)

Frances Garrett (US)

Nimmi Gowrinathan (US/Sri Lanka)

Visiting Professor at the Colin Powell Center for Civic and Global Leadership at City College, New York

Yanar Mohammed (Iraq)

Founder of the Organisation for Women’s Freedom in Iraq, (OWFI)

Monique Wilson (Philippines)

Global Director, One Billion Rising

Zoya (Afghanistan)

Zoya is a women’s rights activist who has worked extensively in refugee camps in Afghanistan and Pakistan


In Mexico, organizers used the unifying power of dance to include a huge cross-section of the nation, from school children to politicians, to RISE for an end to violence against women and girls:

In Swaziland, the youth are leading the way, breaking the silence, and demanding justice for their peers: