One Billion Rising Activists Set the Stage During 16 Days of Activism

Published: 14 December 2021

One Billion Rising activists are heeding the call of the #1BillionRising 2022 Campaign – a call to RISE for the Bodies of All Women, Girls & the Earth – harnessing the global energy of 16 Days of Activism to connect both in a deeper, more purposeful, political, transformative and yet…

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Southern Maine Women’s Reentry Center

Published: 3 December 2021

New $10 Million Women’s Re-entry Center Opens in Maine» After three years of parole supervision, New York State finally discharged me. As a free woman, my excitement brewed for my first visit to  Maine. Cheryl Wilkins and Yolanda-Peterkin Johnson accompanied me. We wanted to connect with the women in our…

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The Closing of Rosie’s

Published: 3 December 2021

On October 13, 2021, several organizations came together to protest closing the death camp; closing this death chamber has been a long-standing issue for advocates of criminal justice reform and abolitionists throughout New York State for decades. The crumbling infrastructure, the infestation of rodents,  inhumane living conditions, the onset of…

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#GivingTuesday: Support V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against all women, girls and the planet

Published: 30 November 2021

Support VDAY this Giving Tuesday

From City of Joy to Voices, the Safe House in Kenya to The Apology, the Beyond Incarceration Project to One Billion Rising, the work is as vibrant and deep as ever. V-Day and One Billion Rising grassroots activists are pushing boundaries and engaging in dialogue to thrust forward the most…

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Your Solidarity & Support Make this Movement Possible. 
Please Consider Giving to V-Day this Season.

Published: 24 November 2021

This giving season support V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against all women (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender-based violence), girls and the planet. Your Solidarity & Support Make This Movement Possible. 
Please consider giving to V-Day this season. The global…

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One Billion Rising 2022 – Create a Rising in your Community/College

Published: 22 November 2021

TAKE ACTION, RISE. Created by the ONE BILLION RISING coordinators, our 2022 call is to connect both in a deeper, more purposeful, political, transformative and yet also empowering, hopeful way. And to make this coming year a truly radical, bold, fearless escalation of artistic risings. Please apply full Covid safety…

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ONE BILLION RISING 2022: RISE for the Bodies of All Women, Girls & the Earth

Published: 2 November 2021

Dearest Activists, These are times of huge political upheavals – fascism, imperialism, capitalism, climate crisis. And there is an escalation of violence against women being seen throughout the world. Today, we announce the ONE BILLION RISING 2022 campaign: RISE for the Bodies of All Women, Girls & the Earth, created…

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New York City Rises For and With the Women of Afghanistan, Attracting Changemakers From Diverse Backgrounds (by Jerin Arifa)

Published: 20 October 2021 > Afghanistan

New York City Rises For and With the Women of Afghanistan, Attracting Changemakers From Diverse Backgrounds By Jerin Arifa, Activist/Writer and founder of Young Feminists and Allies (YFA), Inaugural Vitual Chapter for National Organization of Women (NOW) On a warm autumn day in New York City, activists gathered outside the…

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Why I as a Black Woman Should Care About Afghanistan

Published: 20 October 2021 > Afghanistan

By Evangeline Lawson Evangeline Lawson is a southern California-based writer and content creator. You can learn more about her and her work at www.evangelinelawson.net 25 September was a typical cloudless, azure-skied day, but oddly quiet on a Saturday afternoon on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. The bar-hopping crowd had yet…

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New Short Film – RISING FOR AND WITH THE WOMEN OF AFGHANISTAN Global Day of Action 25 September

Published: 19 October 2021 > Afghanistan

When the US pulled out of Afghanistan, a coalition of groups and activists spent much time talking with our sisters on the ground in Afghanistan. In the spirit of our work and always taking the lead from women on the ground, we asked them what they most needed and they…

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