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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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