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Turning Pain to Power, Christine Schuler Deschryver’s TED Talk on City of Joy OUT NOW

Published: 23 February 2024

Christine Schuler Deschryver’s TED Talk has just been released and is available for viewing. In the talk entitled “The 5 Tenets of Turning Pain into Power,” Christine details how rape is often used as a weapon in the war over the Democratic Republic of Congo’s vast mineral resources, and how…

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Our Sisters in Afghanistan RISE for Freedom

Published: 19 February 2024 > Afghanistan

Our RAWA sisters in Afghanistan are Rising for Freedom amidst devastating conditions. We stand in awe of their voice, their bravery and their solidarity with activists rising across the globe. Here is their statement that they have asked us to share with you: The Revolutionary Association of the Women of…

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WHAT DOES RISING FOR FREEDOM MEAN? WE ASKED OUR OBR COUNCIL

Published: 12 February 2024

We Asked Our One Billion Rising Council What Rising for Freedom Means to Them As we write, activists worldwide are planning and staging their Rise for Freedom creative rising actions and events. We asked our One Billion Rising Council what Rising for Freedom means to them. Here’s what Monique Wilson,…

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Ready to RISE for Freedom, Here’s How

Published: 12 February 2024

Every February, we rise across the world to show our local communities and the world what ONE BILLION looks like and shine a light on the rampant impunity and injustice that survivors most often face. We rise to express joy and community and celebrate the fact that we have not been defeated…

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Church Women Rising in the Philippines

Published: 8 February 2024 > Philippines

PHILIPPINES Women of Faith: Ecumenical One Billion Rising February 8, 2024 Organized by the Ecumenical Women’s Forum (a member of the OBR Philippines Task Force Group) Source: FB (National Council of Churches in the Philippines) The National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) and other Christian groups hold “Ecumenical…

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OBR Philippines announces Rising Freedom Festival on 22 February

Published: 8 February 2024 > Philippines

OBR PHILIPPINES: RISING FREEDOM FESTIVAL February 22, 2024 COMMUNITY. CELEBRATION. RESISTANCE. HEALING. CONNECTION. HONORING. ART. Under the moon and stars. A TRIBUTE to our indigenous women leaders An HONORING of our OBR elders A RISING for Mother Earth A CRY to Free Palestine A PRAYER for Men A REVERING of…

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OBR Kenya and HER Voice stand up against feminicide

Published: 1 February 2024 > Kenya

Source: One Billion Rising Kenya & HER Voice Kenyan women marching to stand up against the femicide. #EndFemicideKe #saynotoviolenceagainstwomen #Usikimye

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Empowering Justice: Right/Write to Heal’s Inspiring Journey to Beyond the Bars Conference in Nairobi

Published: 31 January 2024

The Right/Write to Heal Initiative is a joint project of the Columbia Center for Justice and V-Day’s Beyond Incarceration Project. Through Right/Write to Heal, women share how they cope with the consequences of incarceration on themselves, their families and communities, with the goal of changing how people understand the impact…

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ONE BILLION RISING CROATIA – Women’s Film Festival 2024

Published: 17 January 2024

Sharing from Rada Boric (OBR Croatia and OBR Europe Regional Coordinator) Source: FB: One Billion Rising Croatia ONE BILLION RISING CROATIA – Women’s Film Festival 2024 BIGGER than THE TRAUMA Women’s Film Festival and One Billion Rising present award-winning documentary “Bigger than Trauma” by Mirta Puhlivski and Vedrana Pribacic 17….

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