The World is RISING!

Published: 13 February 2022

The world is RISING! As we write, activists are connecting in a deep, purposeful, political, transformative, empowering, and hopeful way through 2022’s powerful, bold and fearless artistic risings. They are leading communities and of the communities, as together we RISE for the Bodies of All Women, Girls, and the Earth….

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ONE BILLION RISING ANNOUNCES 2022 CAMPAIGN THEME: RISE FOR THE BODIES OF ALL WOMEN, GIRLS & THE EARTH

Published: 12 February 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: media (at) vday.org Events to Take Place Globally from February to April, Highlighting the Parallel Between the Exploitation of Women’s Bodies and the Destruction of the Earth Living in a Woman’s Body, Special Issue of The Guardian curated by V (formerly Eve Ensler), to Feature Poems,…

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Global Events Taking Place in Over 70 Countries & Growing

Published: 11 February 2022

One Billion Rising activists are back at it again in the ninth year of the campaign with over 70 countries rising, hundreds of creative resistance events are taking place on the ground and online to end gender based violence and climate destruction. It’s time to RISE for the Bodies of…

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One Billion Rising 2022 Events Listing

Published: 11 February 2022

One Billion Rising activists are back at it again in the ninth year of the campaign with over 70 countries rising, hundreds of creative resistance events are taking place on the ground and online to end gender based violence and climate destruction. It’s time to RISE for the Bodies of…

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Rejoice & RISE Online 14 February, Join us for a Body Love Uprising Hosted by V (fka Eve Ensler) & Middle Church’s Jacqui Lewis

Published: 4 February 2022

On Monday, 14 February, we ushered in the 2022 One Billion Rising season with REJOICE & RISE 2022: A BODY LOVE UPRISING. One Billion Rising activists are back at it again in the ninth year of the campaign with over 70 countries rising, hundreds of creative resistance events are taking…

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PAMELA SMART SEEKS COMMUTATION OF LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE SENTENCE

Published: 2 February 2022

Pamela Smart, who was part of V-Day and One Billion Rising Founder V’s writing group at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, is seeking commutation of her life without parole sentence. Pamela Smart is seeking a commutation of her sentence of life without parole. Pamela Smart was imprisoned at the age of…

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RISE FOR OLGA – by Sila Voli, One Billion Rising Coordinator, Belarus

Published: 31 January 2022 > Belarus

One Billion Rising is a global campaign, dedicated to ending violence against women (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender-based violence) and girls, which takes place annually on and about 14 February. More than 200 countries have already joined this action. Belarus is one…

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V-Day and A Call to Men Launch Dismantle Patriarchy Contest, Calling On Students To Envision a Future Without Gender Violence

Published: 26 January 2022

Competition Awards $1,000 Prizes to High School and College Student Winners Who Challenge Patriarchy Through Art, Music, Other Creative Forms FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: media (at) vday.org January 26, 2022 — ​​The gender-based violence prevention groups V-Day and A Call to Men today launched a competition calling on high school…

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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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