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Women at City of Joy Send Congratulations to Nobel Peace Prize Winners: V-Rage & Rise

Published: 8 December 2018


On 10 December in Oslo, the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded to our brother, partner, and friend, Dr. Denis Mukwege and our sister-activist Nadia Murad. Eve Ensler and Christine Schuler Deschryver (who together with Dr. Mukwege co-founded the City of Joy) will attend the ceremony. The women at City…

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Published: 3 December 2018


For 20 years V-Day activists around the world have been doing The Vagina Monologues to shatter taboos, change laws and demand attention to the fact that over 1 and 3 women on this planet will be beaten or raped in her lifetime.  Today, a war on cisgender and transgender women…

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One Billion Rising 2019 Launched In DR Congo

Published: 3 December 2018 > Democratic Republic of Congo


On Friday, 30 November 2018, VDAY Congo launched One Billion Rising in DRC. The launch during the 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM AGAINST GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE centered on the call for action and solidarity and on V-Youth Rising. Participants were activists from the civil society and the community of City of Joy, V-Girls…

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SOUTH AFRICA LAUNCHES ONE BILLION RISING 2019 by Lucinda Evans (One Billion Rising South Africa Coordinator)

Published: 30 November 2018 > South Africa


Today We Launched the 1BillionRising South Africa 365 Days Campaign, Protecting our Vagina Campaign and Youth Rising. Official Photos to follow and Launch of Facebook page. Some Highlights of the Day: Powerful stories of survivors, of the brutalization of their vaginas. Deep deep conversation about women leadership. Questions asked were-…

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KENYA RISING LAUNCH! by Cecilia Brenda (One Billion Rising Kenya Coordinator)

Published: 30 November 2018 > Kenya


1 billion Rising Kenya has embarked on “Rising as a way of life 2019! We will speak and act on issues sorrounding SGBV everyday, 24/7 until the violence ends. The Youth have become stronger in the call to end SGBV. Let us walk the talk together. Rising towards 14th February…

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Indigenous Youth Rising in Thailand

Published: 30 November 2018



Published: 29 November 2018 > Philippines


(photo by Philippine Star) On International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women: ONE BILLION RISING 2019 LAUNCHED TO FORGE SOLIDARITY VS ABUSES, ATTACKS AMONG WOMEN Different groups and organizations gathered together early morning today at the Lapu-Lapu Shrine, Rizal Park to commemorate the United Nations’ declaration of November…

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Published: 23 November 2018


One Billion Rising global coordinators, organizers and activists are launching their OBR 2019 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 campaigns…

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Give Joy

Published: 20 November 2018


As we enter the holiday season, abundance abounds. Women’s leadership is celebrated in the news and is more necessary than ever. Over 1100 graduates of the City of Joy are leading in their communities, shaping the future of Congo with their vision, while our beloved Dr. Denis Mukwege has been…

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