Activists Across the Globe

are RISING for Freedom

& to Create the New Culture

Activists across the globe are rising for freedom & to create the new culture in order to address the devastating consequences of the ongoing vicious systems of patriarchy, imperialism, capitalism and racism in the world today and the destructive battle for power fought over women’s bodies and the body of the earth.

Over 1000 One Billion Rising events took place – with more happening in the coming weeks – in 92 countries celebrating 10 years of One Billion Rising and urging communities worldwide to utilize art and activism to demand an end to violence against women, girls, gender expansive people, and the planet and to shine a light on the rampant impunity and injustice that survivors most often face.

OBR creative resistance events took various forms including artistic Rising and climate initiatives; new songs, poetry, documentary films, online discussions, panels & events; training with men; allies, flash mobs, and marches and more.

Events gather communities and generate global news coverage. This is a small snapshot of some of those stories: Democracy Now!25 Years of V-Day: Ending Gender Violence, Fighting Tentacles of Patriarchy” (USA) What happens when you start trusting women? We have the receipts | Life and style | The Guardian (UK) The Philippine Star “Supreme Court backs One Billion Rising campaign” (Philippines) Filipino women rise for freedom – Bulatlat (Philippines) News 24 “Empowering youth at One Billion Rising V-Day celebrations” (South Africa) A Bari flash mob contro la violenza sulle donne: “Un messaggio per tutti nel giorno di san Valentino” – la Repubblica (Italy) Taos News “Women march against violence” (USA) V-Day makes a splash – The Echo (Australia) Kolkata schools show solidarity for One Billion Rising global campaign – Telegraph India (India) One Billion Rising campaign held in Madurai – The Hindu (India) One Billion Rising Vienna – Rise for Freedom (Austria) Rise for Freedom: Women across Mannar march in support of ‘One Billion Rising’ | Tamil Guardian (Sri Lanka) La piazza di Parma ha ballato per il Billion Rising 2023 pensando alle donne iraniane- Foto (Italy) Violenza sulle donne, a piazza di Spagna un flash mob dedicato alle “sorelle iraniane” (Italy) Pune News : One Billion Rising rally spreads awareness on violence prevention (India) Tylko „tak” oznacza zgodę. One Billion Rising w Kole po raz siódmy – Wiadomości lokalne Konin (Poland) Akcja „Nazywam się Miliard..” czyli taniec na rzeszowskim rynku przeciwko przemocy wobec kobiet – Kurier Rzeszowski (Poland) Akcja „Nazywam się Miliard..” czyli taniec na rzeszowskim rynku przeciwko przemocy wobec kobiet – Kurier Rzeszowski (Poland)

Ready to RISE? Join us.
Read about the campaign HERE and the 2023 theme: Rise for Freedom
Events are taking place now and will continue through 22 April, Earth Day, check out the list
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