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One Billion Rising Events Taking Place Worldwide

Published: 23 January 2023

On 14 February, the world is RISING Activists around the World will RISE FOR FREEDOM & to Create the New Culture, Freedom from Patriarchy, Capitalism, Impunity, Poverty, Oppression, Division, Exploitation, Shame, Control, Individualism, Greed, Violence  Join us as survivors, artists and activists RISE For Freedom & to Create the New…

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RISE 2023, Celebrate V’s Newest Book Reckoning & V-Day’s 25th Anniversary at 92NY, & Join Roz Smith in Day of Advocacy for Parole Justice

Published: 12 January 2023

RISE for Freedom, Create the New Culture Our One Billion Rising 2023 call is to Rise for Freedom & 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…

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You Make the V-Day Movement Possible

Published: 28 December 2022

Dearest friends, As the year draws to a close, we are filled with gratitude for the survivors, artists, activists, friends, and supporters who make the V-Day movement possible. V-Day has unleashed vast grassroots, anti-violence work on college campuses and in communities – visionary work that has been survivor-led and focused,…

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ONE BILLION RISING Launches “Rise For Freedom” Campaign Across the World

Published: 23 December 2022

Hong Kong One Billion Rising

One Billion Rising 2023 launched globally with the theme: RISE FOR FREEDOM in the month of November and December – coinciding with 16 Days of Activism. Groups from around the world gathered to highlight what freedom means to them and to demand freedom from femicide, rape, abuse, poverty, oppression, political…

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Give the Gift of V-Day this Holiday Season – Send an E-Card

Published: 22 December 2022

A V-Card supports the global activist movement to end violence against all women, girls & the planet and is the perfect gift for the Holidays! This year, you can make a donation to V-Day on behalf of your friends and loved ones. V-Day will send a specially designed 2023 holiday V-Card letting…

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Join us Feb 1st at 92NY Launch of V’s Newest Book RECKONING & V25

Published: 14 December 2022

On Wednesday, 1 February 2023, please join V (formerly Eve Ensler) and V-Day for An Evening of Reckoning and Rising at 92NY featuring V, Paula Allen, Rosario Dawson (V-Day Board Member), Noma Dumezweni, Dylan McDermott, Cynthia Nixon, and Marisa Tomei* reading from Reckoning as V-Day marks its 25th anniversary in 2023. Reckoning,…

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Simeen Mobile Health Team Visit the Herat and Farah Provinces in Afghanistan

Published: 9 December 2022 > Afghanistan

Last month, the Simeen mobile health team visited the Herat and Farah provinces in Western Afghanistan, which are considered some of the most remote and war-torn districts bordering Iran. The team explained that “the women and children of these regions carry the heavy burden of war, poverty, illiteracy and ignorance.”…

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This #GivingTuesday, Support V-Day

Published: 25 November 2022

This #GivingTuesday support V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against all women (cisgender and transgender), gender expansive people, girls and the planet. ON THE PRECIPICE OF OUR 25TH ANNIVERSARY, through another pandemic year that rocked the world and illuminated intractable systems of inequity, and despite conflicts and upheaval that…

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One Billion Rising Coordinators Share Their 2023 Launch Plans

Published: 25 November 2022

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER OBR 2023 LAUNCHES JAPAN 3 November OBR Japan launched OBR2023 at an event called “Let’s Walk Purple Road”. They walked Omotesando road in Shibuya Ward, dancing “Break the Chain”  to appeal for the prevention of gender-based violence. 13 November At an event called “Stop Violence Against Women And Girls“at Ikebukuro…

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PRESS RELEASE – One Billion Rising 2023 Announced: RISE For Freedom, Create the New Culture

Published: 25 November 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: media(at)vday.org One Billion Rising 2023 Announced: RISE For Freedom, Create the New Culture Activists around the World will RISE FOR FREEDOM – Freedom from Patriarchy, Capitalism, Impunity, Poverty, Oppression, Division, Exploitation, Shame, Control, Individualism, Greed, Violence This is the Year to Create the New Culture 25…

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One Billion Rising 2023 Announced: RISE For Freedom, Create the New Culture

Published: 25 November 2022

Activists Globally will RISE For Freedom & to Create the New Culture ONE BILLION RISING announces the 2023 theme and campaign: RISE For Freedom & to Create the New Culture. The campaign addresses the devastating consequences of the ongoing vicious systems of patriarchy, imperialism, capitalism and racism in the world…

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With Gratitude for This Unique, Ever-Changing & Stunning Movement

Published: 22 November 2022

As we approach the end of another year, we are once again filled with gratitude for this unique, ever-changing, and stunning movement. ON THE PRECIPICE OF OUR 25TH ANNIVERSARY, through another pandemic year that rocked the world and illuminated intractable systems of inequity, and despite conflicts and upheaval that raged…

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VOICES Audioplay to Launch in Accra, Ghana on December 18th

Published: 16 November 2022

2023 will mark 25 years of our global activist movement to end violence against women (cisgender and transgender), gender expansive people, girls and the planet. VOICES will begin the V25 year with its launch in Accra. Please stay tuned for more V25 updates. “As V-Day continues to organize across the…

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“FREEHER CONFERENCE – DETROIT” Dispatches from Beyond Incarceration by Roz

Published: 8 November 2022

https://www.nationalcouncil.us/ The 5th annual FreeHer conference brought together formerly incarcerated women and directly affected people. Activists, advocates, experts, policymakers, and supporters from across the country came to connect and share ideas and resources to work collectively toward ending the incarceration of women and girls and creating systems to empower themselves…

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Global Solidarity with the Women of Iran

Published: 18 October 2022 > Iran

 V-Day and One Billion Rising stand in solidarity with Iranians who are taking to the streets in large-scale protests across the Islamic Republic of Iran in response to the murder of Mahsa Amini. Iranian women have asked that we amplify the stories of women on the ground in Iran,…

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Célia Xakriabá and Sônia Guajajara of ANMIGA Elected to Brazilian National Congress in a Monumental Win

Published: 18 October 2022

Congratulations Célia Xakriabá and Sônia Guajajara on your historic election to the Brazil National Congress marking a new moment in Brazilian politics with greater representation of Indigenous peoples and the possibility of establishing new milestones for the culture of formulation of policies that dictate the course of the country. Célia…

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The Simeen Mobile Health Team Visits the Logar and Parwan Provinces

Published: 18 October 2022 > Afghanistan

Amidst increasing need, the Simeen mobile health team continues its work. Last month, the team visited the Logar province and the Parwan province in northern Afghanistan. They spent time in communities living in politically volatile conditions, subject to sporadic invasions and fighting caused by the Taliban. Most community members have…

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Rise with the Women of Iran

Published: 30 September 2022 > Iran

Women of the World Have Our Eyes on Iran NOW MORE THAN EVER OUR SOLIDARITY IS ESSENTIAL. HELP THE PEOPLE ON THE GROUND IN IRAN. V-Day and One Billion Rising stand in solidarity with Iranians who are taking to the streets in large-scale protests across the Islamic Republic of Iran…

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#DayWithoutUs on Friday, 30 September

Published: 28 September 2022 > Iran, USA

#DayWithoutUs on Friday, 30 September V-Day and One Billion Rising are proud to partner with #DayWithoutUs, a national day of action led by Black women and an invitation for all of us to abandon borders, boundaries, and binaries to build solidarity across the country. By Black women and for ALL,…

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RISE with the Women of Iran – Statement from V-Day and One Billion Rising

Published: 22 September 2022 > Iran

V-Day and One Billion Rising stand in solidarity with Iranians who are taking to the streets in large-scale protests across the Islamic Republic of Iran in response to the murder of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman who was arrested in the capital city of Tehran by the “morality police”…

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Rise for Pakistan: Urgent Appeal to Help Communities Devastated by Flooding Caused by Climate Disaster

Published: 2 September 2022 > Pakistan

All of us at V-Day, One Billion Rising & City of Joy are devastated for the communities destroyed by record monsoon flooding in Pakistan, where more than a third of its land is underwater and over 1100 people have already died. Millions are without food and shelter – according to…

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Agnes Pareyio Makes History with Election to Kenyan Parliament – Congratulations Agnes!

Published: 11 August 2022 > Kenya

Agnes Pareyio Elected Member of Kenyan Parliament, Makes History as First Woman MP from Narok Pareyio is the Founder of Tasaru Ntomonok Initiative/V-Day Safe House for The Girls in Kenya, Combatting FGM, Changing Culture and Educating Girls The results are in. Agnes Pareyio, the Founder of the Tasaru Ntomonok Initiative/V-Day Safe…

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Love in the face of what seems impossible, City of Joy Update from V (formerly Eve Ensler)

Published: 30 June 2022 > Democratic Republic of Congo

   This week, V visited the City of Joy and attended the graduation of the 21st class. “Everything feels so terrible and difficult right now in so many places in the world where right wing fascism, extreme misogyny, and hate seems to be spreading faster than any virus we know….

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This is our world and these are our bodies. We won’t go back

Published: 24 June 2022

US Supreme Court has overturned Roe V. Wade, taking away the right to abortion and opening the floodgates for states across the country to ban abortion. The ruling most immediately affects the 13 states with trigger laws – Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee,…

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V’s Birthday Wish – RISE & Support the Artist Solidarity Fund

Published: 24 May 2022

25 May is our Founder V’s (formerly Eve Ensler) birthday. To celebrate, please support the Artist Solidarity Fund for individual artists who are courageously rising with their plays, poems, paintings, novels, music in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, fascism, oppression and occupation and violence in places like Brazil, Ukraine,…

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RISE for the Bodies of All Women & Girls, RISE for Abortion Rights

Published: 7 May 2022

Just out: V’s Latest Piece “Women know how choice and freedom feel – and we will never give that up” in The Guardian “This might be why you are unable to see that there is no chance in hell that we are ever going back. This is not a law…

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Celebrating Kathy Boudin (1943-2022)

Published: 3 May 2022

We mourn the loss of and celebrate the life of life-long activist Kathy Boudin, a cherished partner and V-Day sister for many years. An organizer for racial justice and an anti-war activist, Kathy turned a prison sentence into a breathtaking life of service. She became a leading voice for women…

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V-Day Announces Maya Penn, Chela Mitchell, and Luke Ferrari as College Judges for Dismantle Patriarchy Contest

Published: 29 April 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, April 21, 2022 V-Day Announces Maya Penn, Chela Mitchell, and Luke Ferrari as College Judges for Dismantle Patriarchy Contest Deadline for Dismantle Patriarchy Contest’s College Submissions Extended to May 5, 2022 Renowned Artists and Activists Will Evaluate Submissions From College Students Who Challenge Patriarchy Through Art,…

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EARTH DAY: When you choose the Earth, you choose Indigenous women. When you choose Indigenous women, you choose the Earth.

Published: 21 April 2022

On Earth Day and every day, we RISE for the Bodies of All Women, Girls & the Earth. This year we spotlight indigenous women of ANMIGA – The National Articulation of Indigenous Women Ancestrality Warriors – who come from all biomes across Brazil. These women have deep knowledge about their…

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“The girls I taught in Kabul were Afghanistan’s future. The Taliban has taken that away.”

Published: 14 April 2022 > Afghanistan

– New Piece in The Guardian by Shikiba, a Teacher at City of Knowledge Photo: Afghan teachers protest against the Taliban’s closure of classes to older girls. Photograph: EPA/The Guardian As we RISE for the Bodies of All Women, Girls & the Earth and activate worldwide, we continue to find ways…

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V-Day Safe House for The Girls in Kenya Celebrates 20 Years of Combatting FGM, Changing Culture & Educating Girls

Published: 8 April 2022 > Kenya

Photos by Paula Allen for V-Day Twenty years ago, the V-Day Safe House for the Girls opened in the Southern Rift Valley in Narok, Kenya. Founded and led by Agnes Pareyio and the Tasaru Ntomonok Initiative, the safe house provides shelter and education for girls running away from female genital…

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WE STAND WITH THE WOMEN AND GIRLS OF UKRAINE AS REPORTS MOUNT OF RAPE AS A WEAPON OF WAR

Published: 29 March 2022

V-Day and One Billion Rising stand in solidarity with the millions of Ukrainian women and girls who are being made more vulnerable to sexual violence in the face of Russia’s invasion and as reports grow of rape being used as weapon of war. The Ukrainian government is calling on the international community…

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ONE BILLION RISING statement: Ethiopia End war and sexual violence against women and girls in Tigray!

Published: 28 March 2022 > Ethiopia

One Billion Rising

We call on the world to pay attention to the suffering of women and girls in Tigray, Ethiopia. Women and girls in Tigray are targeted for rape and sexual violence by fighting forces. Troops Militia rape, abduct women and girls in Tigray conflict. This is according to a report released…

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RISE on International Women’s Day; Join V in NYC at the Abortion On Demand & Without Apology Protest

Published: 7 March 2022

RISE for the Bodies of All Women, Girls & the Earth International Women’s Day Through Earth Day One Billion Rising events are taking place and will continue through 22 April, Earth Day with the 2022 theme: RISE for the Bodies of All Women, Girls & the Earth. Creative resistance events…

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We Celebrate Black History Month

Published: 26 February 2022

This Black History Month we celebrate the courageous, creative and visionary Black activists who make up our movement to end violence against all women and girls and the planet. Each and every day, they push boundaries, build community and create the most astounding art. Featured are Aimee Allison, Dara Baldwin,…

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One Billion Rising Appeal for Peace

Published: 25 February 2022

As One Billion Rising, a 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, we stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and as we call urgently upon governments of the…

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Afghanistan Update: Reports from Women on the Ground; Support a Mobile Health Team

Published: 18 February 2022 > Afghanistan

As we RISE for the Bodies of All Women, Girls & the Earth and activate worldwide, we continue to find ways to RISE for and with the women of Afghanistan, to share the reality of life on the ground, and ways we can directly help. VIDEOS FROM WOMEN ON THE…

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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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“WINGS” MUSIC VIDEO RELEASED TODAY INITIATED AND PRODUCED BY SIÂN POTTOK IN SOLIDARITY WITH ONE BILLION RISING

Published: 12 February 2022

  WINGS is an awareness campaign in support of V-Day and ONE BILLION RISING, global activists movements 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, initiated and produced by Siân Pottok (singer songwriter based in Paris,…

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Special Issue of “The Guardian”, Living in a Woman’s Body, curated by V in solidarity with One Billion Rising 2022: Rise for the Bodies of All Women and the Earth

Published: 12 February 2022

The Guardian has just released a special issue on Women’s Bodies and the Body of the Earth, curated by V. The special issue is made up of a series of pieces, poems, essays, and monologues by Nazia, Arifa Akbar, Joanne Cacciatore, Judith Clark, Chanel DaSilva, Juno Dawson, Jessica Fostekew, Shabnam…

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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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Share Your One Billion Rising Footage and Photos With Us!

Published: 4 February 2022

Palampur, India. Photo Credit: @onebillionrisingindia Please heavily document your event. We’re especially interested in Photos, Videos & Online/Zoom recordings. Over the past years, on or around 14 February, thousands of Risings took place around the world, in hundreds of cities, in virtually every country on earth. We have made history….

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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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JOY! City of Joy Graduates 20th Class

Published: 23 December 2021 > Democratic Republic of Congo

City of Joy 2021 graduation

(Reposted from cityofjoycongo.org) Just yesterday, City of Joy celebrated its 20th graduation! It was joyous. Filled with laughter. Brimming with hope. 1734 survivors graduated to date. They are change makers, turning pain to power. Watch this video from graduation» Congratulations to V-Day Congo Director and Co-founder/Director of City of Joy…

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Give the Gift of V-Day this Holiday Season – Send an E-Card

Published: 18 December 2021

A V-Card supports the global activist movement to end violence against all women, girls & the planet and is the perfect gift for the Holidays! This year, you can make a donation to V-Day on behalf of your friends and loved ones. V-Day will send a specially designed 2021 holiday…

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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 JA, Activist/Writer)

Published: 20 October 2021 > Afghanistan

New York City Rises For and With the Women of Afghanistan, Attracting Changemakers From Diverse Backgrounds By JA, 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 United…

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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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One Billion Rising (OBR) Nigeria Statement

Published: 18 October 2021 > Nigeria

Nigeria suffers a variety of complex political problems including inequality, pastoralist herder violence, deepening regional divide, corruption, armed banditry, oil disputes, national disunity, communal pastoral conflicts, retributive colonial legacy, and the Boko Haram insurgency. These have emanated from a faulty federal system of governance which has not strategically stabilised from the independence…

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Global Solidarity for and with Women of Afghanistan

Published: 30 September 2021 > Afghanistan

Dearest Activist, Friends, Supporters, Saturday was an unforgettable day. One which demonstrated the true power of our solidarity as activists across the globe held actions in every region of the planet in cities as far reaching as Kathmandu, Manila, New York, Mexico City, Dhaka, Bukavu, and Rome. Thank you from…

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Images from RISE FOR AND WITH WOMEN OF AFGHANISTAN events around the globe

Published: 30 September 2021 > Afghanistan

25 September was an unforgettable day. One which demonstrated the true power of our solidarity as activists across the globe held actions in every region of the planet in cities as far reaching as Kathmandu, Manila, New York, Mexico City, Dhaka, Bukavu, and Rome. Thank you from the bottom of…

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TOGETHER, WE RISE FOR AND WITH THE WOMEN OF AFGHANISTAN

Published: 24 September 2021 > Afghanistan

Together, we take to the streets in a global day of action during which activists, women’s organizations, human rights groups, and high profile individuals will mount in person events in cities, towns and areas across the globe. RISE FOR AND WITH THE WOMEN OF AFGHANISTAN is a call to action…

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SHARE & DOCUMENT YOUR RISINGS for and with the women of Afghanistan

Published: 22 September 2021 > Afghanistan

Rise For and With the Women of Afghanistan

Please heavily document your event. We’re especially interested in Photos, Videos & Online/Zoom recordings. On Saturday, September 25, we will take to the streets on a global day of action during which activists, women’s organizations, human rights groups, and high profile individuals will mount in person events in cities, towns…

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NYC & LA Events Announced: RISE For and With Women of Afghanistan THIS Saturday

Published: 21 September 2021 > Afghanistan

On Saturday, September 25, we will take to the streets in a global day of action during which activists, women’s organizations, human rights groups, and high profile individuals will mount in person events in cities, towns and areas across the globe. PLAN or FIND an event in your city/town/school» Worldwide…

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RISE FOR AND WITH THE WOMEN OF AFGHANISTAN: Global Day of Solidarity Action For and With Women of Afghanistan Takes Place Worldwide on September 25

Published: 17 September 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: [email protected] Events Planned in Mexico, Croatia, Eswatini, Congo, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, South Africa, Italy, UK, Philippines, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Jamaica, Guatemala, Thailand, Nigeria, Portugal, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Zambia, Austria, and the United States September 17, 2021 – Following an online day of solidarity on September 1…

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RISE In the Streets 25 September, Global Solidarity Action For and With Women of Afghanistan

Published: 15 September 2021 > Afghanistan

We rose online on 1 September, now we will RISE in the streets 25 September. Already activists around the globe have planned events in the streets in Mexico, Croatia, Congo, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, South Africa, UK, Philippines, Jamaica, Portugal, Taiwan, Austria, and the United States with events in Los Angeles…

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We cannot underestimate the power of our solidarity at this moment – #RiseForAndWithWomenOfAfghanistan

Published: 2 September 2021 > Afghanistan

One Billion Rising Taiwan, Italy, Mexico We cannot underestimate the power of our solidarity at this moment. Yesterday, activists, individuals and groups rose in global solidarity across social media channels for and with the women of Afghanistan. Using the hashtags #RiseForAndWithWomenofAfghanistan and #StandWithWomenofAfghanistan, the message was carried across 85 countries….

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Rise For and With the Women of Afghanistan

Published: 1 September 2021 > Afghanistan

Women of the world and our allies stand with the women – and all vulnerable groups – of Afghanistan against imperialism, militarism, fundamentalism, and fascism. None of us are free until the women of Afghanistan are free. We believe the women of Afghanistan have the right to education, to travel,…

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Remembering Val Gaiter

Published: 25 August 2021

  With the pandemic’s devastating effects on the prison communities and the world, this year has been tough on all of us. August 12th, 2021, was a day criminal justice advocates set aside to remember the life of Valerie Gaiter, my co-defendant. Val never received the proper medical evaluation and…

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STATEMENT FROM ONE BILLION RISING ON AFGHANISTAN

Published: 16 August 2021 > Afghanistan

As a global women’s movement of grassroots activists, we have stood with the women of Afghanistan for 20 years against this ill thought-out war that was never in support of the Afghan women, and this exit proves that. One Billion Rising condemns the anti-democratic Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. We condemn…

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Afghanistan Has Been Betrayed

Published: 15 August 2021 > Afghanistan

By Grassroots women activists in Afghanistan (Their names are concealed to protect their security) We all remember in 2001, US invaded Afghanistan under the slogans of ‘women’s rights’ and ‘war against terror’. Now after 20 years, with tens of thousands of Afghan civilians dead, billions of dollars of taxpayers’ money…

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Media Statement of Eswatini Women’s Coalition (LIPHIMBO LABOMAKE)

Published: 9 July 2021 > Eswatini

Following is the Media statement of the Eswatini Women’s Coalition/Movement. One Billion Rising is part of the women’s coalition/movement in Eswatini and One Billion Rising Eswatini/OBR Africa Director Colani Hlatjwako is part of the task team within the women’s coalition. Liphimbo LaboMake, a non-partisan coalition of women from all walks…

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RISING IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF ESWATINI

Published: 2 July 2021 > Eswatini

One Billion Rising stands in solidarity with the people of Eswatini in their call for Eswatini Leaders/ Government to engage in dialogue and not to deprive people their rights to freedom of expression. Shared from Eswatini activists: “There have been ongoing unrest and protests happening in Eswatini following the government…

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Rise In Solidarity With Nigeria – One Billion Rising Statement

Published: 9 June 2021

The Nigerian Government has the power to completely suppress freedom of speech by arresting and jailing journalists, activist and protesters, as well as by also controlling the internet. As a global community, we call on the Nigerian Government led by President Mohammed Buhari to end his dictatorship and lift the…

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A Little Piece of Light Summer BBQ

Published: 3 June 2021

(Reposted from vday.org) Donna Hylton is a Jamaican-American author and criminal justice activist. She founded, A Little Piece of Light, the non-profit, which bears the same name as her book, both created out of her lived experience of 27 years of incarceration. Ms. Hylton pulled off a fantastic event in…

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V’s Birthday Wish – Support the NEW Artist Solidarity Fund

Published: 24 May 2021

25 May is our Founder V’s (formerly Eve Ensler) birthday. This birthday please support the NEW Artist Solidarity Fund for individual artists who are courageously rising with their plays, poems, paintings, novels, music in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, fascism, oppression and occupation and violence in places like Palestine…

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THIS MOTHER’S DAY, SUPPORT THE RISING IN THE TIME OF CORONA EMERGENCY FUND

Published: 8 May 2021

(Reposted from vday.org) The rapid spread of coronavirus across the globe has revealed what has always been a glaring truth for so many of the essential workers who are the backbone of our society: inequity. From the people who pick our food to the people who deliver our packages, it…

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IN MEMORIAM; Dr. Nenam Ghatouri

Published: 23 April 2021

Reposted from vday.org Nemam was a heart surgeon and a founder of Joint Help for Kurdistan and she was my friend, my guide in Kurdistan. Really I would follow her anywhere (and did). Nemam was filled with Joy. She met everyone with Joy. She rescued with Joy. She performed surgery…

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Covid-19 Hits Bedford Hills Correctional Facility Hard

Published: 23 April 2021

We were so hopeful and excited about the vaccines being administered out here in the free world. This meant that we were somewhat protected from this deadly virus that had taken the lives of too many precious souls. The women at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility were just as excited…

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One Billion Rising Global Coordinators Amplify the 2021 “Rising Gardens” Theme, Making the Connection between Exploitation of Women and the Exploitation of the Earth

Published: 22 April 2021

ONE BILLION RISING GLOBAL ACTIVISTS SPEAK OUT ON RISING GARDENS, THE EXPLOITATION OF WOMEN AND THE EARTH, GLOBAL SOLIDARITY AND GRASSROOTS LEADERSHIP Around the world, activists have heard the call to action of One Billion RISING GARDENS, a global grassroots call for revival, restoration and transformation, making the connection between…

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RISING FOR WOMEN & THE EARTH ON EARTH DAY

Published: 21 April 2021

One Billion Rising Global Coordinators Amplify the 2021 “Rising Gardens” Theme, Making the Connection between Exploitation of Women and the Exploitation of the Earth Release New Short Film Featuring Activists From Austria, Bangladesh, Eswatini, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malawi, Nigeria, United States, Portugal, Singapore, Taiwan, UK, Philippines, and Zambia…

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Celebrating the Team and Graduates of the Tasaru Ntomonok Initiative / V-Day Safe House for the Girls in Kenya As It Marks Its 19 Year

Published: 15 April 2021 > Kenya

Photo Credit: Paula Allen In April 2002, 19 years ago, the Tasaru Ntomonok Initiative / V-Day Safe House for the Girls Opened in Narok, Kenya. Tasaru Ntomonok is a grassroots initiative that created and runs the V-Day Safe House for the Girls in the southern Rift Valley in Narok County,…

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City of Knowledge RISING: A Frontline Report from the Kabul-based Center for Women’s Education and Empowerment

Published: 15 April 2021 > Afghanistan

City of Knowledge (CKO) — formerly Promoting Women’s Capability by Education Center — is an education center for girls and women in Kabul, Afghanistan where women turn their pain to power. Rising in the face of four decades of war that has left a huge population of Afghan women illiterate…

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LIVE ON THURSDAY, 15 APRIL, 3PM-5PM PARIS, 9AM-11AM ET RENCONTRES: ONE BILLION RISING FROM FRANCE Featuring Women on the Frontlines of the Pandemic

Published: 14 April 2021

V-Day, One Billion Rising and the CNAM “Humanities and Health” chair in partnership with Make.org, Aurore Association and Plateau Urbain present “Rencontres One Billion Rising – Les femmes sur le front du Covid : en première ligne face aux violences et à l’avant-garde des transformations” (One Billion Rising Meetings –…

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RISE FOR WOMEN & THE EARTH ON EARTH DAY

Published: 8 April 2021

One Billion Rising activists are calling for RISING GARDENS, a global grassroots action for revival, restoration and transformation, making the connection between violence against women and destruction of the earth. Rising Gardens is a defiant creative call for revival, restoration, and transformation. Activists are RISING around the globe on Earth…

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Formerly Incarcerated Women Meeting the Needs of Their Communities

Published: 2 April 2021

According to the Sentencing Project, the number of incarcerated women increased by more than 700%, rising from a total of 26,378 in 1980 to 222,455 in 2019.1 Though many more men are in prison than women, the rate of growth for female imprisonment has been twice as high as that…

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100 Women 100 Days – Report from My Trip to DC to Advocate for Incarcerated Women’s Release from Prison

Published: 2 April 2021

The pandemic hit hard and restricted our travels, so I have not had the opportunity to travel and report on criminal justice reform issues since early 2020. This was my first time visiting Washington D.C. and I was proud to be doing it in a capacity to advocate for incarcerated…

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City of Knowledge RISING: a Frontline Report from the Kabul-based Center for Women’s Education and Empowerment

Published: 29 March 2021

City of Knowledge (CKO) — formerly Promoting Women’s Capability by Education Center — is an education center for girls and women in Kabul, Afghanistan where women turn their pain to power. Rising in the face of four decades of war that has left a huge population of Afghan women illiterate…

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Campesinas Cultivating Solutions (community gardens)

Published: 24 March 2021 > USA

Alianza Nacional de Campesinas is proud to be a part of the One Billion Rising against gender based violence and exploitation. We recognize this year’s theme of Rising Gardens as an acknowledgment of the work that we do on a daily basis, the work of cultivating and nourishing the land…

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ALERT: Black and Indigenous delegation from the US arrested and illegally deported from Chile

Published: 21 March 2021

Rodrigo Melgarejo, Grace Frutos, Bianca Cunningham, Brandon King, and Maya Lazzaro – five United States citizens on a cultural exchange to Chile, were arrested and illegally deported from the country. The US delegation was part of a cultural exchange between women and men movement leaders across North America and Chile….

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TUNE IN & RISE: LIVE Updates from International Women’s March in Santiago, Chile – 8 March 2021

Published: 5 March 2021

TUNE IN & RISE LIVE Updates from International Women’s March in Santiago, Chile 8 March 2021 Follow us at facebook.com/vday and witness events live on the ground, as activists go live during the day on V-Day/One Billion Rising’s Facebook page. #InternationalWomensDay INTERNATIONAL WOMENS MARCH LIVE FROM CHILE – As Chile prepares to…

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RISE: One Billion Rising Gardens Continues Through International Women’s Day & Earth Day

Published: 4 March 2021

One Billion Rising activists are calling for RISING GARDENS, a global grassroots action for revival, restoration and transformation, making the connection between violence against women and destruction of the earth. During the pandemic, activists are expanding their reach online as they simultaneously deepen their reach on the ground, doing community…

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OBR Philippines – Women Farmworkers Rising!

Published: 4 March 2021 > Philippines

OBR DANCE AT PEASANT WOMEN COMMUNAL FARMS IN RIZAL, PAMPANGA AND CAVITE TO DEMAND “AYUDA AT SUBSIDYO, IBIGAY NA!” (Give Aid and Subsidy Now) Photos below: Rising at Lupang Ramos, Cavite Philippines Marking this year’s women’s month, Amihan National Federation of Peasant Women (part of the OBR Philippines task force…

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Videos from Around the World, Rising & Dancing!

Published: 3 March 2021

Oradea, Romania: Innsbruck, Austria: Oldenburg, Germany: Guimaras, Philippines: Sicily, Italy:

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New Posters for RISINGS on or around 8 March, International Women’s Day

Published: 3 March 2021

OBR Eswatini: 5 March OBR Ghana 6 March OBR Philippines – Gabriela 6 March OBR Hong Kong 7 March OBR Antipolo City, Philippines 7 March OBR Philippines – Gabriela 7 March OBR Philippines – Gabriela “Rise For Free, Safe and Nationwide Vaccines” 8 March OBR Mexico with speakers from Mexico/…

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ONE BILLION RISING IN SOLIDARITY WITH FARMERS OF INDIA

Published: 26 February 2021 > India

The One Billion Rising global movement stands with the Indian farmers in calling for the repeal of anti-people farm laws which will advance the interest of corporate capitalists, against the vast majority of the agricultural sector. These are the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the…

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A One Billion Rising Gardens Message from V

Published: 13 February 2021

View the Message on V’s InstagramHappy V-Day and One Billion Rising Gardens to my beloved sisters, brothers, and non-binary friends across this hurting and precious planet. I miss you. I cherish you. I admire you. I rise with you. There were so many things I had planned to talk with…

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ONE BILLION RISING 2021: RISING GARDENS PRESS RELEASE

Published: 12 February 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: media(at)vday.org ONE BILLION RISING 2021: RISING GARDENS PRESS RELEASE  One Billion Rising Events Take Place Globally, Amplifying the 2021 Rising Gardens Theme and the Connection between Violence Against Women and the Destruction of the Earth Rising Gardens Activist Events Call for a Shift from Consumption and…

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OBR MEXICO: LEVANTANDO JARDINES! CULTIVANDO LA NO VIOLENCIA!

Published: 12 February 2021 > Mexico

Shared by Andrés Naime (OBR Mexico coordinator) OBR Mexico 2021 (Un billón de pie – México) will rise amidst the uncertainty of the pandemic of COVID-19 but also the uncertainty of the solving of the rising numbers of violence against women that happened in the 2nd half of 2020 and…

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Cambodia Rising Gardens 2021

Published: 12 February 2021

Rising with these actions: -OBR Gender camp for the youth with the theme “Dare To Speak” – Painting competition – Photo competition

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Italy Rising 2021

Published: 12 February 2021 > Italy

One Billion Rising, February 14, 2021 #obr2021 #coltiviamolanonviolenza

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Myanmar Rising 2021

Published: 12 February 2021

In the midst of darkness, ‘We are rising’ #1BillionRising #RiseGardenResist #RiseInSolidarity #RaiseTheVibration #RiseResistUnite

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Bangladesh Rising 2021

Published: 12 February 2021 > Bangladesh

One Billion Rising Bangladesh 2021 will be arranging its second session on 6 pm, 14th February. Matching with OBR’s theme for this year “Rising Gardens”, we will be holding our second session with two of the most talented artists of Bangladesh – Shamim Azad and Chandana Mojumdar. The session will…

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Germany Rising

Published: 12 February 2021 > Germany

From Germany Nuremberg: A huge number of artwork has been created from various videos, images and statements, among other things, from digital zoom workshops, which will be published on Sunday on our Instagram and Facebook channel and on YouTube. Also, there will be the release of a video performance of…

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One Billion Rising 2021 Rising Gardens Image by Artist/Activist Alixa Garcia

Published: 11 February 2021

Artist/activist Alixa Garcia latest art, in honor of One Billion Rising 2021: RISING GARDENS. “Keeping carbon in the soil, giving wildlife a home, and bringing our food consumption to a local level are some of the most impactful ways to combat the climate crisis. Because women around the world are…

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One Billion Rising 2021: Rising Gardens is Here

Published: 10 February 2021

Art by Alixa Garcia One Billion Rising Events Take Place Globally, Amplifying the 2021 Rising Gardens Theme and the Connection between Violence Against Women and the Destruction of the Earth Rising Gardens Activist Events Call for a Shift from Consumption and Greed at the expense of the many, to Cultivation,…

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ONE BILLION RISING 2021: LIVE FEBRUARY ONLINE EVENTS

Published: 8 February 2021

FEBRUARY 2021: February 9 OBR Africa Online Live discussion on “The Effects of Covid -19 on Women’s Rights Activists in Africa As Front Liners” 4pm (Eswatini time) With: Colani Hlatjwako (OBR Africa Regional Coordinator)/ Jestina Mukoko (Zimbabwe Peace Project, National Director)/ Lindiwe Makhubo (Beaten But Not Broken, Founding Director) FB…

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OBR Croatia – STRONGER THAN THE SHAKE

Published: 8 February 2021

(shared by Rada Boric – OBR Croatia coordinator/ OBR Europe regional coordinator) STRONGER THAN THE SHAKE SOLIDARITY WITH BANIJA WOMEN – Clay February 14., 12.00-14.00 pm On Zrinjevac (near the pavilion) February 13., 11.00-13.00 we will collect gift packages for women. This year we decided to devote One Billion Rising…

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Craftivists co-create a Garden of Yarns as a gift to their community during lockdown in South Africa

Published: 8 February 2021 > South Africa

Garden of Yarns | One Billion Rising 2021 Johannesburg | The Wilds #gardenofyarns #risinggardens #risegardenresist #1billionrising #craftivism #yarnbomb #thewilds

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More From OBR India Rising Gardens

Published: 8 February 2021 > India

Here are few highlights from the ongoing village level awareness among women mushroom growers regarding Farmer Production Organization (FPO) formation and process in Baksa, Assam as a part of FST’s project Boosting Livelihood Collectives of Women Mushroom Growers at Baksa. Training partner : @sestaorgindia⠀ @ritupiku ⠀ @rimakshichoudhury #RisingWorld ⠀ #RiseGardenResist…

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Cycling and Rising tour continues with OBR South Asia activists

Published: 8 February 2021

Shared by Kamla Bhasin (OBR South Asia Regional coordinator) February 6, 2021 Shruti Rawat and Sabita M Mountaineer cycling and Rising. Today is already the 4th Day of their 5600 Km Trans Himalayan tour in support of safety , dignity and rights of women and girls and for the protection…

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RISING COMMUNITY GARDEN, PHILIPPINES

Published: 8 February 2021 > Philippines

On Sunday, February 7th, as a lead up event to their main OBR Philippines event on February 14 (where strict observation of covid safety protocols of mask wearing and social distancing will be implemented) – community women in Marikina City – led by Gabriela – held a One Billion Rising…

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Celebrating City of Joy, Ten Years and Counting

Published: 5 February 2021 > Democratic Republic of Congo

CELEBRATING CITY OF JOY ON THE TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF ITS OPENING CEREMONY Ten years ago, hundreds of people – local Congolese, dignitaries, activists and supporters from across the globe – gathered in Bukavu to celebrate the opening of the City Of Joy, a revolutionary leadership center for women survivors…

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CORNWALL, United Kingdom RISING WITH DANCE!

Published: 4 February 2021 > United Kingdom

ONE BILLION RISING is coming to Cornwall, United Kingdom (online) as part pf a global mass action to end violence against women (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender-based violence). Join from your gardens or sitting rooms and celebrate solidarity through action, art, connection,…

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OBR Philippines: Rising gardens! Growing resistance!

Published: 4 February 2021 > Philippines

Shared by Joan Salvador (Gabriela –  OBR Southeast Asia coordinators/ OBR Philippines coordinators) OBR Philippines 2021 will be organized amid the worsening health, economic, and political crisis. The risings in communities, offices, at home, workplaces will highlight the issues that women and their communities have faced and continue to face during the…

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AFRICA RISING – Virtual panel on effects of Covid-19 on women’s rights activists as front liners

Published: 4 February 2021

Please Join One Billion Rising Africa virtual discussion on the effects of Covid-19 on women’s rights activists as front liners. We will be joined by well know Human rights defender in Africa , also a victim of human rights violation Jestina Mukoko from Zimbabwe; and Lindiwe Makhubu a philanthropist, Feminist…

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OBR AUSTRIA MAIN RISING EVENT ON FEBRUARY 14

Published: 4 February 2021 > Austria

Shared by Aiko Kazuko Kurosaki (OBR Austria coordinator) On February 14 One Billion Rising Austria will be Rising in 2021! This time we are going online – via Zoom and YouTube.  There are live statements, video contributions from OBR initiatives across Austria, joint ′′ Break the Chain ′′ dancing, speakers,…

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OBR CAMBODIA 2021 Youth Camp

Published: 4 February 2021

Shared by Chandy Eng (OBR Cambodia coordinator) OBR Cambodia at a One Billion Rising youth camp last month: Text in photo says: “Together for women empowerment: One Billion Rising!” OBR Cambodia is Rising in 2021 with so many creative and youth rising actions! Photo Challenge  Each participant will participate in…

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More OBR Rising Gardens event posters to share

Published: 3 February 2021

OBR Portugal at Tamera community: Rising with the theme: “Rising Gardens, Growing Roots” OBR Portugal – Tamera community – will be part of the regional Seed Festival of Portugal, with OBR Rising Gardens OBR Serbia: OBR tree planting campaign, and a bicycle campaign for the purpose of transportation in the…

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OBR Indonesia – Asian Migrants Rising

Published: 3 February 2021 > Indonesia

One Billion Rising Indonesia 2021 Indonesian Women Rise Against Covid-19, Violence and Injustice Background The Covid-19 pandemic has brought the world’s people in deepest trouble from the world capitalist crisis that is currently happening. The health crisis and the economic crisis experienced have opened our eyes to see that the…

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OBR Cameroon Rising events February 12 and 13

Published: 3 February 2021

By: Aminatou Saher (OBR Cameroon coordinator) JOIN US IN NGAOUNDERE, ADAMAWA REGION OF CAMEROON ON 12 & 13 FEBRUARY 2021. Ngaoundere’s activities will consist of; 👉 Workshop on planting mint in flower pots. 👉 Manufacturing of shea butter soap. 👉 Marketing Strategy. 👉 Training in Packaging. 👉 Conference & Workshop…

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OBR Norwich, Rising Gardens and Dance!

Published: 3 February 2021 > United Kingdom

The theme for #OneBillionRising 2021 is Rising Gardens and as we approach #NorwichRising on 14th February, we invite you to turn your windows into gardens to raise awareness of our campaign to break the chain of violence against women. International artist Eloise O’Hare has created a masterpiece to inspire us….

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In OBR India’s December 2020 newsletter, it shares with us its past risings and events to come.

Published: 3 February 2021 > India

In OBR India’s December 2020 newsletter, it shares with us its past risings and events to come.

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Japan Is Rising With “Break The Chain” Dance!

Published: 3 February 2021

by Chikako Hama (OBR Japan coordinator) One Billion Rising Japan kicks off with the following dance actions: ① February 6th (Sat) 15: 45-16: 45 : Break the Chain Dance Lesson . It will be live-streamed online. ② February 14th (Sun) 15: 00-15: 30 : Dance Break the Chain at Naka-Ikebukuro…

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OBR Guatemala Rising Gardens event on February 7

Published: 3 February 2021 > Guatemala

Marsha Lopez Calderon (OBR Guatemala coordinator) and Marva Weatherborn (OBR Honduras coordinator) host an online discussion/ educational event on the theme “How To Raise Your Gardens” on February 7th, ahead of OBR Guatemala’s main Rising Gardens event on February 14.

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OBR Singapore Rising Gardens on February 14

Published: 3 February 2021

by: Sangeeta Nambiar (OBR Singapore coordinator) On 14th February, get ready to also plant the seeds of love for nature…in your very own homes! As part of an initiative by OBR Singapore, meet up with Lalitha Nair, Dr Priya Kamath and other nature enthusiasts who will tell us how best…

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Share Your One Billion Rising Footage and Photos With Us!

Published: 1 February 2021

Cork, Ireland. Photo Credit: @davecrowleycork Please heavily document your event. We’re especially interested in Photos, Videos & Online/Zoom recordings. Over the past years, on or around 14 February, thousands of Risings took place around the world, in hundreds of cities, in virtually every country on earth. We have made history….

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Amazing Rising Gardens initiatives with Youth Risings all across Kolkata, India

Published: 29 January 2021 > India

The below OBR Newsletter for Jagori details their big Rising Gardens online event for 8 March.

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OBR Delhi Rooftop Rising Gardens

Published: 27 January 2021 > India

Shared by: Kamla Bhasin (OBR South Asia Regional Coordinator) #RisingGardens #OneBillionRising Nature’s Bounty!!..🍃🍂🌲 GARDENS ARE RISING 🍃🌷🌲 We started this Roof top vegetable garden in our flat in Delhi 35 days ago. This is already the third harvest of the finest , healthy salads and one vegetable. We are sharing…

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OBR GUATEMALA BEGINS RISING GARDENS 2021

Published: 27 January 2021 > Guatemala

(Shared by Marsha Lopez Calderon – OBR Guatemala coordinator) Learning more about urban gardens for our Un Billón de Pie #2021 activities. Thanks to Fundación Calmecac, with whom we work for Women to have a Breath through our Mother Earth, who gives us Food: gives us Life. #GivingLifeTraveTheWhere. Thank you…

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ONE BILLION RISING UNITED KINGDOM: RISING GARDENS 2021 ON FEBRUARY 14TH – HOSTED BY THE VOICE OF DOMESTIC WORKERS UK

Published: 27 January 2021 > United Kingdom

One Billion Rising is a global campaign against violence of women and girls. Rise to defeat the pandemic, protect Humanity and Mother Earth. The Voice of Domestic Workers (VODW), UK invite you to One Billion Rising: Rising Gardens – an online event on 14th February (Sunday) from 2.30 – 4.00…

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OBR Gabon Rising Plan

Published: 27 January 2021

OBR Cameroon Rising. Gardens Journey

Published: 27 January 2021

By: Aminatou Saher (OBR Cameroon Coordinator) Last January 23rd OBR Cameroon organised an event on *Self care &Rising gardens* in Douala with around 50 participants ( in cameroon we do not have the right to gather more than 50 people due to covid 19). The experts spoke about external violence…

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Kerry Washington And Edwidge Danticat Join Aja Monet On VOICES “The Listening Tour” On Instagram Live; Don’t Miss the ONE BILLION RISING South Asia Film Festival

Published: 21 January 2021

KERRY WASHINGTON AND EDWIDGE DANTICAT JOIN AJA MONET ON VOICES “THE LISTENING TOUR” ON INSTAGRAM LIVE VOICES begins with listening. In the lead up to the artistic piece, Aja Monet has hosted The Virtual Listening Tour on VOICES’ Instagram Live. It’s an expansive series, featuring conversations, performances, and offerings that…

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OBR INDIA RISING GARDENS 2021 POSTERS

Published: 20 January 2021 > India

India Rises with Gardens of HOPE, JOY, PEACE and SOLIDARITY

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OBR MYANMAR 2021 RISING EVENTS!

Published: 20 January 2021

OBR Myanmar successfully launched their 2021 One Billion Rising Gardens campaign last January 14th, with special guest V (formerly known as Eve Ensler/ Founder and Artistic Director of One Billion Rising), Monique Wilson (One Billion Rising Global Director), Kamla Bhasin (One Billion Rising South Asia Regional coordinator) and young local…

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Mexico Risings

Published: 15 January 2021 > Mexico

Un Billón de Pie México/One Billion Rising: #TheMochis are #RaisingTheVibration #CultivatingNoViolence #RaisingGardens ☝🏻 Thank you Erika Acosta for embracing this year’s theme and edible gardens… a sustainable food support system at the Cherry Invasion community! #RisingGardens

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Welcome to V-Season 2021

Published: 12 January 2021

Join survivors, artists, activists, and youth in towns, cities, schools worldwide as together we RISE through Action, Art, Connection, Imagination, and Love. For two decades, V-Day activists have unleashed vast grassroots, anti-violence work on college campuses and in communities – visionary work that has been survivor-led and focused, all the…

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OBR MYANMAR TO LAUNCH OBR RISING GARDENS 2021 ON JANUARY 14TH

Published: 8 January 2021

OBR Myanmar, led by OBR Myanmar Coordinator Eunice Naw, will be launching their One Billion Rising 2021 campaign on January 14th – with the global call of RISING GARDENS as their main theme. The online zoom launch will include live participation and messages from guests V (formerly knows as Eve…

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RISING GARDENS FILM FESTIVAL By One Billion Rising South Asia

Published: 8 January 2021

From Kamla Bhasin (OBR South Asia Regional Coordinator) “If Lock Downs do not allow face to face meetings, we WILL MEET ON LINE and we will meet friends from far and wide. We will meet and learn through inspiring films on radical alternatives, Living in harmony with Nature. Do join…

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OBR RWANDA LAUNCHES RISING GARDENS 2021

Published: 4 January 2021

By: Mbabazi Zakhia (OBR Rwanda Coordinator) Last December 28, 2020 – One Billion Rising Rwanda launched our Rising Gardens 2021 campaign. Everyday I get excited of how much the work we are doing is transforming women. The OBR Rwanda launch event was very emotional and serious strategies to make our…

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OBR NIGERIA RISING THROUGH HEALING AND STORYTELLING

Published: 4 January 2021 > Nigeria

(Shared by Omodele Ibitoye Ejeh – OBR Nigeria Coordinator) Empowerment and Healing through story telling. OBR Nigeria is working with Virtuous Progressive Women and IRISE in communities in Nigeria to empower and introduce the 2021 ‘Rising Garden’ OBR Global campaign and prepare women for Leadership.

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Gratitude For All That You Have Given and All That You Do

Published: 30 December 2020

Dearest Activists, Friends, Supporters, As we move towards the end of this most unusual and unstable year, we are filled with gratitude for all that you have given and all that you do. Looking ahead to 2021, V-Day, One Billion Rising, & City of Joy activists everywhere are preparing RISINGs worldwide…

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VOICES Deadline Extended to 14 February; Calling All Black Women: Do You Have a Story to Tell?

Published: 23 December 2020

THIS JUST IN: VOICES Deadline Extended to 14 February “As a difficult and expansive year winds down, we wish you rest, reflection and creativity. We know this year has required so much of Black women, as the shadows of the world came to light. This is our time to recharge,…

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OBR Eswatini and Regional Members Of Parliament Rise for Collective Action

Published: 18 December 2020

By: Colani Hlatjwako (OBR Eswatini Coordinator/ OBR Africa Regional Coordinator) A call for collective action: One Billion Rising Eswatini and Women Unlimited Eswatini joined The Four Regional Members of Parliament Hon. Netta Nokunceda Bujela-Manser, Hon. Lorraine Nxumalo, Hon. Busisiwe Mavimbela and Hon. Nokuthula Dlamini at Mahlalini Shiselweni Region. The Four…

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Delhi Rising Gardens

Published: 18 December 2020 > India

(shared by Kamla Bhasin – OBR South Asia Regional Coordinator) #obrdelhi creating it’s first Rising Garden on a roof top in Anand Lok. One of our friends has taken the lead and slowly others will follow. This garden is being created in partnership with Edible Routes.

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OBR THAILAND CONTINUES TO RISE ON INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

Published: 17 December 2020

December 10, 2020 Shared by Matcha Phorn-In (OBR Thailand coordinator) V-Day Thailand together with Sangsan Anakot Yawachon Development Project are leading the One Billion Rising Movement inThailand. This amazing One Billion Rising video was filmed during the 72 year anniversary celebration of International Human Right Day. More importantly, it was the…

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OBR JAMAICA LAUNCHES WITH RISING GARDENS!

Published: 17 December 2020

November 28, 2020 Shared by: OBR RaiseYuh Voice Jamaica 🇯🇲 Coordinator Afia Walking Tree We have been in such a gorgeous space during these 16 days of activism and as I write seeds are bursting through the earth and intentions are germinating forth into the violent-free protected sovereign harmonious regenerative…

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ESWATINI CONTINUES TO RISE!

Published: 17 December 2020

December 12, 2020 Shared by Colani Hlatjwako (OBR Eswatini coordinator/ OBR Africa regional coordinator) True Solidarity demonstrated in Malkerns today. #1billionRising Eswatini today joined the Aglican Church march in Malkerns, calling an end to gender based violence. #1BillionRising #RiseResistUnite Video of march:

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More OBR Global launch posters and Video

Published: 17 December 2020

MEXICO CONTINUES TO RISE: December 14, 2020 Shared by Andres Naime (OBR Mexico coordinator) Sowing NEW MOON! On December 14th, OBR Mexico hosts a special Rising event to learn about the phases of the moon and its use in agriculture in renewable gardens and orchards. Thank you Huerto Rome Verde for…

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RISING with the Indian Farmers Movement; Join Freedom On The Wings Of Words Zoom Event TOMORROW

Published: 14 December 2020

We RISE In Solidarity with the Indian Farmers Movement As massive protests in solidarity with farmers take place in India, V-Day and OBR activists RISE and stand in solidarity with them. One Billion Rising India Global Coordinator Abha Bhaiya & Kavitha Krishnan drafted this “Message from Women’s Movement to Farmers”…

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We RISE In Solidarity with the Indian Farmers Movement

Published: 14 December 2020 > India

Today there is a massive Out-pouring of Protests in Support of Farmers Through the Length and Breadth of India Against Anti–Swadeshi, Pro-Corporate Acts of Modi Govt are taking place demanding  to repeal the 3 Acts and EB 2020 rises as acts have a design of Corporate Control, they are for Corporate…

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MORE NEWS FROM OBR INDIA

Published: 9 December 2020 > India

“OBR India rising womens gardens are growing in glory.” – Abha Bhaiya (OBR India Coordinator) Next OBR India event: December 19, 2020 RISING FOR FARMWORKERS “OBR women activists led a torch light March in support of Farmers protest demanding withdrawal of anti farmers bill. Our farmer community members and women…

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OBR BAVARIA ORGANIZE AMAZING RISING ACTION

Published: 9 December 2020 > Germany

(Video shared from OBR Germany organisers) Translation by Regina Wilson – Beer Video: https://www.tvbayernlive.de/mediathek/video/gewalt-kommt-nicht-in-die-tuete?fbclid=IwAR1AgkHe4NVOqlcnaAkNx9G9LN_bwkz9DXapSTnwVXKqdI-WBsdjclWIT2M “We all get our bread from the baker in these paper-bags” To create awareness about violence in the home, OBR organisers have printed information in these paperbags.  1.  To be able to raise awareness through the information circulated through…

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OBR MEXICO CONTINUES TO RISE

Published: 9 December 2020 > Mexico

On 5 December 2020, One Billion Rising Mexico live discussion with lead organiser Rosins Orozco and OBR Mexico coordinator Andres Naime: “In 2021 we will Rise and we can make it to all the corners of #Mexico with #RisingGardens as we #RaiseTheVibration! Un Billón de Pie México/One Billion Rising V-DAY…

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OBR Africa Series 3

Published: 9 December 2020

OBR Africa Series 3: December 10 South Africa launch December 25 Gabon Launch

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MALI LAUNCHES ONE BILLION RISING 2021: RISING GARDENS

Published: 7 December 2020

Shared by Massaran Traore (OBR Mali Coordinator)

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ZIMBABWE LAUNCHES ONE BILLION RISING 2021

Published: 7 December 2020

By: Nyasha Sengayi (OBR Zimbabwe Coordinator) The call for 2021 Rising plays bare the need to address different forms of marginalisation in terms of equal opportunities for sustenance for women. Covid-19 pandemic gravely affected the marginalised populations with women bearing the brunt of affected livelihoods. In 2021, Zimbabwean rising is…

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OBR Guatemala Announces V is For Voices in Latin America

Published: 3 December 2020 > Guatemala

(sharing from Marsha Lopez Calderon – OBR Guatemala coordinator) OBR Guatemala commemorates November 25 – International Day To Eliminate Violence Against Women – by partnering with the Latin American Afro Women Network (RMAAD – La Red de Mujeres Afrolatinoamericanas, Afrocaribenas y de la diaspora) – to announce the V Is…

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MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES – OBR RISING GARDENS REGIONAL LAUNCH

Published: 3 December 2020 > Philippines

The Union of People’s Lawyers in Mindanao in collaboration with Lunâ Legal Resource Center for Women and Children will be holding an online forum on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic to Violence Against Women. As the world faces the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic, it has not only…

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NORWICH, UK RISING on 25 November

Published: 3 December 2020 > United Kingdom

“25th November was United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – known also as #WhiteRibbonDay. We celebrated by launching the new Norwich Rising Facebook page and inviting people to create a simple piece of art with us. Filmmaker Shelly Telly created this mini masterpiece of all the…

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More to share online from OBR Africa

Published: 3 December 2020

DECEMBER 4 OBR AFRICA SERIES #2 Another series with #1BillionRising Africa Coordinators from Zambia, Uganda and Namibia on how culture is used to justify gender violence and inequality in the Africa context. Hosted by Colani Hlatjwako (OBR Eswatini coordinator and OBR Africa regional coordinator) Join through this link: http://facebook.com/ESWATINIRISING #16DaysOfActivism…

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OBR Kenya 2021 Launch: Rising Gardens

Published: 2 December 2020 > Kenya

(shared by Cecilia Brenda – OBR Kenya coordinator)

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Update from the City of Knowledge in Kabul

Published: 1 December 2020 > Afghanistan

City of Knowledge (CKO), – formerly Promoting Women’s Capability by Education Center – is an education center for girls and women in Kabul, Afghanistan where women turn their pain to power. Rising in the face of four decades of war that has left a huge population of Afghan women illiterate…

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Giving Gratitude, Giving Joy: Turn Pain to Power This Giving Season

Published: 1 December 2020

Giving Gratitude, Giving Joy, #Giving Tuesday Today is #GivingTuesday. As we enter the Giving season, we invite you to support the work of women leaders in Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya who are pushing boundaries and creating spaces born from the vision of local women survivors where women…

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Cameroon Launches One Billion Rising 2021

Published: 30 November 2020

(Shared by Aminatou Saher – OBR Cameroon Coordinator) On November 29th, OBR Cameroon launched their Rising Gardens campaign: View this post on Instagram A post shared by One Billion Rising (@one_billion_rising)

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OBR SINGAPORE BUILDS THEIR RISING GARDENS CAMPAIGN WITH SECOND INITIATIVE

Published: 30 November 2020

(Shared by Sangeeta Nambiar – OBR Singapore Coordinator) November 22, 2020: “We had a second visit to Green Up Singapore, as part of the Rising Gardens initiative by OBR Singapore.  More gardens, more home grown vegetables, more sustainability. Our next OBR visit will be on December 20th!” #greenupsg #obrsingapore

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OBR Actions for The International Day To Eliminate Violence Against Women – India, Mexico, Philippines, South Asia

Published: 25 November 2020

A glimpse of a few International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women and OBR actions today, November 25 – commemorating the start of 16 days of activism: INDIA: Today is the Day for Elimination of Violence against women And hence starts our 16 days of activism against Gender Based Violence “Listen…

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INDIGENOUS WOMEN RISING – OBR 2021 LAUNCH – PHILIPPINES

Published: 24 November 2020 > Philippines

(Sharing from Bai Indigenous Women’s Network – long time OBR coordinators and organisers of Indigenous Risings since 2013 in the Philippines) OBR Indigenous Women Rising – Rising for Mother Earth November 18, 2020 A Rising online event with speakers, including Indigenous women leaders/ human rights defenders and OBR Global Director…

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OBR MEXICO BEGINS 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM WITH “THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES”

Published: 24 November 2020 > Mexico

by Andres Naimes (OBR Mexico coordinator) This week will start the #16 daysofactivism (international campaign against violence towards women). Today in #LosMonólologosDeLaVagina we start activities in #Mexico by Un Billón de Pie México/One Billion Rising V-DAY V-Day With the fantastic Raquel Garza Irasema Terrazas R and Pamela Cerdeira. Join us…

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OBR Cameroon Launches 2021 Rising Gardens Campaign on November 28th

Published: 24 November 2020

(shared by Aminatou Saher – OBR Cameroon coordinator) “Our survival depends on this handful of dirt. Nurture it and she will grow us food, fuel and shelter, and surround us with beauty. Abuse it and the ground will die, taking humanity with it” – OBR Cameroon

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OBR Malawi Continues to Rise With Training Session

Published: 24 November 2020

(shared by Alice Kachere – OBR Malawi coordinator) OBR Malawi held a training session to increase the capacity of women groups for response to GBV, and to strengthen local protection networks and use of referral pathways including training on basic MHPS through survivor centered approach. After training they plan to…

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Ready to Rise? Join One Billion Rising 2021: Rising Gardens

Published: 23 November 2020

Ready to Rise? Join One Billion Rising 2021: Rising Gardens Rising Gardens is a defiant creative call for revival, restoration and transformation. Gardens as a compassionate call for justice – because one of the greatest injustices of our time has been the destruction and eradication of Mother Earth, parallel to…

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OBR Japan 2021 Launch

Published: 17 November 2020

By Chikako Hama – OBR Japan coordinator Last Sunday, November 15, 2020 – OBR Japan 2021 was launched with a One Billion Rising dance video. The damage caused by domestic violence, abuse, and sexual violence is increasing due to the corona virus. In a society where discrimination against women remains,…

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OBR Nigeria Launches #RisingGardens #EndSARS

Published: 17 November 2020 > Nigeria

View this post on Instagram A post shared by One Billion Rising (@one_billion_rising) #RisingGardens #OneBillionRising #IRISE #EndSARS #UntilTheViolenceStops

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Dismantle Patriarchy Contest

Published: 12 November 2020

A committee of youth activists, in collaboration with V-Day, One Billion Rising, and A Call to Men are excited to announce the YOUTH ART CONTEST: CALL FOR ENTRIES Welcome to the Dismantle Patriarchy Contest Attention: College Students Everywhere Across the Globe High School Students in the New York City Area…

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ONE BILLION RISING INDIA 2021 LAUNCHES WITH RISING GARDENS from Jagori Grameen/ OBR India Secretariat

Published: 12 November 2020 > India

On 7th November 2020, The India Chapter of One Billion Rising was launched virtually. Over 60 participants and organisation representatives joined from across the nation and neighbouring countries. V (formerly Eve Ensler) Founder of One Billion Rising Campaign and V Day, award winning playwright and author explained the origin of…

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One Billion Rising Nigeria Launches 2021 campaign, in unison with the Global One Billion Rising Call “RISING GARDENS”

Published: 6 November 2020 > Nigeria

Theme: RISING GARDENS! Topics:  Exploitation of Women’s Bodies in Connection to Land and Resources Inside Africa Feminism in Nigerian Context Nigerian Women’s Influence in the #EndSars Movement Women and Leadership in the 20th Century Southern Kaduna Genocide, and Southern Kaduna Women’s Protest Date: Sunday 8 November, 2020 Time: 2 –…

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One Billion Rising India 2021 Launch – OBR India Coordinator Abha Bhaiya in Conversation with V

Published: 6 November 2020 > India

We are honoured to have V (formerly Eve Ensler) , Founder, One Billion Rising, award winning playwright and performer, and creator of V Day, launch the India Chapter of OBR this month with us. Her fascinating and critically acclaimed work has inspired us for years and is highly relevant in…

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ONE BILLION RISING 2021 LAUNCHES IN THE PHILIPPINES ON NATIONAL DAY OF WOMEN’S PROTEST

Published: 30 October 2020 > Philippines

October 28th in the Philippine is National Women’s Day of Protest, a historic event in 1983 that saw 10,000 women marching on the streets to demand democracy and rights amid the devastation brought of the Marcos dictatorship. Inspired by women’s show of unity and strength in the face of repression,…

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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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15 Years Since Hurricane Katrina, A Look Back at Swimming Upstream

Published: 26 August 2020 > USA

Photos: Paula Allen for V-Day This week is the 15th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. As the anniversary approaches – and a new storm is approaching the coast of Louisiana and Texas – we remember those we lost and those whose lives were changed fifteen years ago and we celebrate the…

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Women Radically Transforming a World in Crisis – A Women In Dialogue Series

Published: 12 August 2020

JASS – a nonprofit committed to “strengthening women’s voice, visibility, and collective organizing power” – is joining forces with US based Funk Rock and Multi-media artist Nona Hendryx for a Musical Celebration! JOIN JASS, Nubian QUEENX and Monique Wilson, One Billion Rising Global Director, and artists from Mexico, Guatemala, Zimbabwe,…

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Northern Nigeria Women Protest Southern Kaduna Genocide: Statement from Omodele Ibitoye, One Billion Rising Nigeria Coordinator

Published: 1 August 2020 > Nigeria

Hundreds of women ravaged by killings, rape, and displacement in Southern Kaduna communities in Nigeria. On Wednesday, 22 July 2020, a protest was held to demand justice from the government of Nigeria for genocide and atrocities committed in their communities, including the wiping out of human lives in certain villages…

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JOY! 18th Class Begins at City of Joy in Congo

Published: 30 July 2020 > Democratic Republic of Congo

Welcome to City of Joy! The new class of young women is now arriving in Bukavu at the City of Joy. The City of Joy is a revolutionary leadership center for women survivors of gender violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is a place where women turn their…

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We share the following account from our OBR Mozambique coordinator – Josina Machel. We Rise in Solidarity with her!

Published: 30 July 2020

View and share on Facebook Josina Z. Machel was brutally assaulted by her then partner, Rofino Licuco. Licuco was found guilty of the crime of serious physical violence in February 2017. On 20 June 2020, the Appeals Court overturned the decision citing that there were no eyewitnesses to the crime….

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Rada Boric Elected Member of Croatian Parliament!

Published: 13 July 2020

CONGRATULATIONS RADA! RADA BORIC, ONE BILLION RISING COORDINATOR, ELECTED MEMBER OF CROATIAN PARLIAMENT Image courtesy: Dragan Matic / Hanza Media We are thrilled to share the news that One Billion Rising Coordinator Rada Boric has been elected to the Croatian parliament! Rada is a member of the New Left party…

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RISE FOR YULIA TSVETKOVA

Published: 13 July 2020

Image Courtesy: The Calvert Journal In Russia, portraying women’s bodies can get you arrested. Yulia Tsvetkova, a Russian artist, has been criminally charged with “production and dissemination of pornographic materials” after she shared stylized depictions of vaginas on social media. Trouble with authorities started after Yulia planned to stage a…

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Just out! “we them people” By Kevin Powell

Published: 8 July 2020

We are thrilled to share this new poem written by Kevin Powell. Kevin is a poet, journalist, civil and human rights activist, public speaker, and author of 14 books, including his new one, WHEN WE FREE THE WORLD, about the present and future of America (exclusively an ebook on Apple…

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JOY! City of Joy Celebrates 17th Graduating Class; Watch NEW City of Joy Short from ‘WOMAN’ Filmmakers

Published: 30 June 2020 > Democratic Republic of Congo

JOY! City of Joy Celebrates 17th Graduating Class, Graduating 1472 Women To Date With gratitude to Christine Schuler Deschryver and the entire team in Bukavu, DRC! The 17th Women’s Leadership Training Session at the City of Joy is a very special session. It is a session in which residents have…

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RISE on Juneteenth, RISE in Solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives

Published: 17 June 2020

This Friday, 19 June is Juneteenth – the 135th anniversary of the day the news of emancipation reached the last group of slaves in Texas, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation of 1 January 1863. (Juneteenth is also know as Emancipation Day or Freedom Day). Join V-Day, One Billion Rising…

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City of Joy Statement Against Racism

Published: 10 June 2020 > Democratic Republic of Congo

While thousands across the world condemn racism and demand justice at global Black Lives Matter protests, City of Joy is mourning and rising against racism. The City of Joy community is revolted over the police killing of George Floyd and others and condemns both racism and police brutality. We demand…

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