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Update from OBR India – Recap of 2024 Events

Published: 21 March 2024 > India

OBR India sent us their amazing newsletter recapping their 2024 events.

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Sao Paolo Brazil Rising!

Published: 21 March 2024

By: Instituto Favela Da Paz Source: Elem Pss On March 8th, Women’s Day, female collectives in Favela Da Paz, Sao Paolo Brazil, came together for a One Billion Rising celebration event in favor of life. Bringing together women of all ages and origins, this meeting was a manifestation of solidarity,…

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UNTIL THE VIOLENCE STOPS! Rise in Solidarity with the Women of Gambia Against the Repeal of the Ban on FGM (Female Genital Mutilation)

Published: 19 March 2024 > Gambia

UNTIL THE VIOLENCE STOPS! V-Day and One Billion Rising stand in solidarity with the women of Gambia and against the repeal of the ban on FGM (female genital mutilation). Dr. Isatou Touray, former VP of Gambia & OBR Gambia Coordinator, is on the front lines of this grassroots work to…

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On International Women’s Day, Activists Around the World RISE for Freedom

Published: 7 March 2024 > Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo

One Billion Rising events are taking place and will continue through 22 April, Earth Day with the 2024 theme: RISE for FREEDOM, Be the New World. Rising Freedom Festivals are 1-2 days in length, including theatre, music, poetry, songs, painting, murals, workshops, massage, storytelling, oral histories, testimonies, drumming, planting, talks,…

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Rise In Solidarity With Sudanese Women

Published: 7 March 2024 > Sudan

Rise In Solidarity With Sudanese Women: A Call For International Women’s Day Shared by One Billion Rising Eswatini Join us in amplifying the voices of Sudanese women. #1BillionRising Eswatini is a partner. Let’s raise awareness and discuss actionable steps for change. We shall examine the role of international actors in…

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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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