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OBR 2018 Launches in Zimbabwe

Published: 12 December 2017 > V-Day

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OBR Zimbabwe Launch By Nyasha Sengayi (OBR Zimbabwe coordinator) One Billion Rising Zimbabwe launched its 2018 Campaign on the 8th of December 2017. The theme of SOLIDARITY remains the focus of One Billion Rising 2018 with a call to escalate our action and rising against any form of exploitation for…

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This Holiday Season, Give the Gift of Human Rights. Support the People of Puerto Rico

Published: 9 December 2017 > V-Day

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“The holiday season is a very important time in Puerto Rico. Unfortunately, many people on the island are lacking basic necessities like clean water, power, and hot meals. Through this continuing crisis, many in Puerto Rico are rebuilding their own communities one home at a time, one neighborhood at a…

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OBR India – November 2017 Newsletter

Published: 8 December 2017 > V-Day > India

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We are happy to share with all of you the OBR-India newsletter for November 2017. The month of November has been busy with various states organising preparatory meetings, many launching OBR and others organising events in light of the 16 Days of Activism for Violence Against Women. The OBR-2018 campaign…

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South Asia Newsletter – Tidings of Risings across South Asia from Sep to Nov 2018

Published: 7 December 2017 > V-Day > Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan

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    Sangat Core Group Members with participants of 22nd Sangat Month Long Course at the South Asia launch of OBR 2018 in Nepal The Launch   Kathmandu, Nepal  On 2 September, 2017 Nepali civil society and Sangat organized the launch of One Billion Rising South Asia and a celebration…

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GLOBAL ONE BILLION RISING 2018 LAUNCHES – DURING THE 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM

Published: 5 December 2017 > V-Day

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One Billion Rising global coordinators, organizers and activists have launched their OBR 2018 campaigns during the 16 Days of Activism in November – highlighting 25 November – the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women to announce their local campaigns. These OBR launches begin local and regional OBR Solidarity…

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RISE, RESIST AND UNITE FOR ONE BILLION RISING ACTIVISTS IN THE PHILIPPINES KILLED BY THE STATE

Published: 4 December 2017 > V-Day > Philippines

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Jo Lapira, OBR activist, youth leader and Gabriela Youth Officer – one of the women brutally murdered by state forces in the Philippines last November 28th. Photo taken at the OBR Manila Rising event last February 14, 2017 One Billion Rising global activists Rise In Solidarity for women’s rights defenders…

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Today is #GivingTuesday, Support the Global Activist Movement; Rise In Solidarity During 16 Days of Activism

Published: 28 November 2017 > V-Day

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As the year draws closer to an end, we can’t help but think back on the improbable journey The Vagina Monologues and V-Day cast us on, almost twenty years ago. Our movement has grown rapidly, stretching to all corners of the earth, igniting activism in over 200 countries and raising…

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Just As Important Today As It Was 20 Years Ago

Published: 21 November 2017 > V-Day

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  Dear V-Friends, As the year draws closer to an end, we can’t help but think back on the improbable journey The Vagina Monologues and V-Day cast us on, almost twenty years ago. Our movement has grown rapidly, stretching to all corners of the earth, igniting activism in over 200 countries and…

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Read The Latest Newsletter from One Billion Rising India

Published: 3 November 2017 > V-Day > India

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Just in from Abha Bhaiya and Aditi, the October newsletter from OBR India. The newsletter is “not only about what’s happening in the name of OBR, but covers some of the most significant campaigns initiated by various concerned prominent citizens of the country. They are inspirational in their vision and…

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“Africa Be Part of the Rising! Let’s Join the World…” By Colani Hlatjwako (OBR Africa Regional Coordinator)

Published: 3 November 2017 > V-Day

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Africa is Rising for PEACE, UNITY and EMPOWERMENT for women. Looking at the plight of women in the absence of peace…. In Africa we are experiencing civil wars and women are the first victims of wars. In Africa we have power imbalance which is caused by people who are fighting…

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