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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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Celebrating the Team and Graduates of the Tasaru Ntomonok Initiative / V-Day Safe House for the Girls in Kenya As It Marks Its 19 Year

Published: 15 April 2021 > Kenya

Photo Credit: Paula Allen In April 2002, 19 years ago, the Tasaru Ntomonok Initiative / V-Day Safe House for the Girls Opened in Narok, Kenya. Tasaru Ntomonok is a grassroots initiative that created and runs the V-Day Safe House for the Girls in the southern Rift Valley in Narok County,…

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City of Knowledge RISING: A Frontline Report from the Kabul-based Center for Women’s Education and Empowerment

Published: 15 April 2021 > Afghanistan

City of Knowledge (CKO) — formerly Promoting Women’s Capability by Education Center — is an education center for girls and women in Kabul, Afghanistan where women turn their pain to power. Rising in the face of four decades of war that has left a huge population of Afghan women illiterate…

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LIVE ON THURSDAY, 15 APRIL, 3PM-5PM PARIS, 9AM-11AM ET RENCONTRES: ONE BILLION RISING FROM FRANCE Featuring Women on the Frontlines of the Pandemic

Published: 14 April 2021

V-Day, One Billion Rising and the CNAM “Humanities and Health” chair in partnership with Make.org, Aurore Association and Plateau Urbain present “Rencontres One Billion Rising – Les femmes sur le front du Covid : en première ligne face aux violences et à l’avant-garde des transformations” (One Billion Rising Meetings –…

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RISE FOR WOMEN & THE EARTH ON EARTH DAY

Published: 8 April 2021

One Billion Rising activists are calling for RISING GARDENS, a global grassroots action for revival, restoration and transformation, making the connection between violence against women and destruction of the earth. Rising Gardens is a defiant creative call for revival, restoration, and transformation. Activists are RISING around the globe on Earth…

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Formerly Incarcerated Women Meeting the Needs of Their Communities

Published: 2 April 2021

According to the Sentencing Project, the number of incarcerated women increased by more than 700%, rising from a total of 26,378 in 1980 to 222,455 in 2019.1 Though many more men are in prison than women, the rate of growth for female imprisonment has been twice as high as that…

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100 Women 100 Days – Report from My Trip to DC to Advocate for Incarcerated Women’s Release from Prison

Published: 2 April 2021

The pandemic hit hard and restricted our travels, so I have not had the opportunity to travel and report on criminal justice reform issues since early 2020. This was my first time visiting Washington D.C. and I was proud to be doing it in a capacity to advocate for incarcerated…

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