Ready to RISE for Freedom, Here’s How

Published: 12 February 2024

Every February, we rise 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 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.

Activists in 120 countries staged rising events in 2023. They resonated in the contexts of gender, race, war, poverty, environment, youth, indigenous, and workers’ issues where we see the gravest oppression and sustained violent eradication of freedom. We saw a shared depth and expansion as their actions ushered in transformation with fierce creative energy and determination.

This year, we escalate the call to Rise For Freedom and cultivate a year of INSPIRATION and ASPIRATION through storytelling, building communities, strengthening solidarity, creating art, dancing and honoring women and gender expansive people and the Earth. We will continue to ENVISION and CREATE new ways of being, living, loving, and connecting, raising consciousness and deepening understanding so that our freedom, our future, is rooted in truth, love, community, earth and body.

Reviving unity
Exploring new ways of thinking
Widening the lens
Creating another story
Changing reality
Building another future
The EVOLUTION of love and BEING the new world

How will you RISE? JOIN US: