Published: 14 February 2020

Activists, survivors and youth around the globe are Raising the Vibration for #1BillionRising 2020.

This is a snapshot of the thousands of One Billion Rising creative resistance events. Risings are taking place during the month of February and leading up to 8 March, #InternationalWomensDay. Over a hundred cities in Italy, Poland, Germany, and the Philippines respectively are Rising. Every state in India. Over 500 V-Day Risings in the United States. The Risings are grassroots and global, led by youth, survivors, artists, and activists, who determine how and why they rise, with and for their communities.

One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history. One Billion Rising activists worldwide mobilize, engage, awaken and join people across the planet to end violence against all women and girls. 1 in 3 women across the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. That’s ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. Every February, we Rise – in countries across the world – to show our local communities and the world what one billion looks like and shine a light on the rampant impunity and injustice that survivors most often face. We Rise through dance to express joy and community and celebrate the fact that we have not been defeated by this violence. We Rise to show we are determined to create a new kind of consciousness – one where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable.

The rise of misogynist, authoritarian regimes the world over – from the United States to the Philippines, India to Brazil – has recalibrated work of the movement, further escalating the urgency with which we feel compelled to fight for gender, climate, economic and racial justice.

Activists are Rising up, through artistic and political resistance actions to end rape, battery, incest, sexual harassment, female genital mutilation, sexual slavery and trafficking, child marriage, femicide, sexual, gender and reproductive oppression, violence towards LGBTQIA+ communities.

RAISING THE VIBRATION through action, art, connection, imagination and love.

Ready to RISE? Join us! #RaiseTheVibration

Plan a RISING, a V-Day benefit production, or a CITY OF JOY screening or house party in your college or community.
V-Day: Say It, Stage It – PRODUCE a V-Day benefit as an Artistic Uprising in your college/university, in your community.
One Billion Rising: Rise for Revolution – RISE in your community, for your community
City of Joy: Turn Pain to Power – SCREEN the documentary, SUPPORT the Women in DR Congo