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OBR Singapore 2021 Launch by Sangeeta Nambiar (OBR Singapore Coordinator)

Published: 25 October 2020

When I was told that the theme for One Billion Rising 2021 was Rising Gardens, it just clicked. I’d been aching to connect with nature♡ This morning, OBR Singapore inaugurated the theme with a visit to the Green Up Singapore farm. I even got to plant a Moringa stem in…

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OBR Eswatini (Swaziland) Update by Colani Hlatjwako (OBR Eswatini coordinator/ OBR Africa Regional Coordinator)

Published: 22 October 2020 > Swaziland

#1BillionRising Eswatini/Swaziland 2021 launch Reminded us of the power of unity, love and humanity. 15 organizations joined and put up their banners rising insolidarity in honour of women workers, Women and girls and mother earth.Powerful presentations were made by our Amazing Speakers including Her Excellency Esmeralda Hernandez Aragones European Union…

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ONE BILLION RISING CALLS FOR THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT TO #ENDSARS AND FOR ACTIVISTS EVERYWHERE TO RISE IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE NIGERIAN PEOPLE AND DEMAND #ENDSARS NOW

Published: 21 October 2020 > Nigeria

One Billion Rising calls upon the Nigerian government to end SARS, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, which has a brutal history of unlawful arrests, kidnapping, harassment, extortion and killings.  As the government sought to end two weeks of marches against police brutality that have mushroomed into broader nationwide demonstrations, thousands of…

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OBR THAILAND 2021 Update by Matcha Phorn-In (OBR Thailand Coordinator)

Published: 20 October 2020

This year we launched our Thailand OBR2021 on the 17th of October with 30 young LBT , and women and children human rights defenders from indigenous communities who are landless and stateless. Thailand OBR 2021 aims to – Rise to end all forms of Gender Based violence all from of…

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Statement from Aja Monet, Artistic Creative Director of Voices Campaign

Published: 6 October 2020

Each of us become a poem, stanzas spilling unafraid. And yet, too many have faded in the silence, disappeared. We be gone, missing, lost and stolen. Each day we find ourselves in each other. Phrases and sounds scribbled on our breath. We are the poems we have been waiting for….

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Dear Activists, A Letter From V

Published: 1 October 2020

Dearest Activists, I hope you have been holding up during these difficult but radicalizing times. This pandemic has revealed the inequalities and injustices that have plagued the world for hundreds of years. We see how nurses, domestic workers, farmers, mothers, restaurant workers, janitors, transportation workers, etc. – mainly women of…

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OBR 2021: Rising Gardens Campaign Launches Worldwide

Published: 30 September 2020

Take a peak at the One Billion Rising launches happening across the world.  The OBR 2021 theme is RISING GARDENS.The Covid-19 pandemic has rapidly blown open the destructive veins of neo-liberalism, capitalism, racism, fascism and patriarchy, revealing violent and broken systems that have been forced upon us for far too…

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“Menstrual Equity” by Roslyn Smith, V-Day Beyond Incarceration Project Manager

Published: 15 September 2020

Most women don’t think twice about where they are going to acquire menstrual products, yet that is not the case for incarcerated women in prison, jails, detention centers and women’s shelters across the United States. Incarcerated individuals and other people in the criminal justice system often have to resort to begging…

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“THAT KINDNESS” – A NEW THEATRICAL OFFERING IN SUPPORT OF CALIFORNIA NURSES ASSOCIATION & NURSES EVERYWHERE

Published: 4 September 2020

Over the past two months, V (formerly Eve Ensler) has been listening to the stories and experiences of frontline nurses. With the help of Alixa Garcia, Morley, James Lecesne, and National Nurses United, V presents THAT KINDNESS, From and For the Nurses of America, a new theatrical offering in support…

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Essential Service Workers Take Action Launching Series of Strikes beginning Monday; Join Elena the Essential Worker

Published: 26 August 2020 > USA

These are challenging times for essential service workers, workers of color, and womxn-identifying workers and mothers especially. We write today to ask for your support for these frontline workers. Tipped service workers, including servers, bartenders, delivery workers, and more, are starting a series of monthly strikes this coming Monday, August…

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