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A Transformation Engine, A Healing Oasis & A Place of Joy: the 25th City of Joy Class Graduates

Published: 10 July 2024 > Democratic Republic of Congo

Photo: Patrick Lwaboshi On 28 June, the 25th class graduated from the City of Joy, a formidable accomplishment amidst increasing conflict in the Eastern Congo. 89 women have turned their pain to power, becoming young leaders who are environmentalists, journalists and storytellers, public speakers, peace activists, and advocates for freedom…

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My Reflection on an Emotional and Meaningful Film Screening: Beyond Bars

Published: 2 July 2024

I was honored and excited to be invited to participate in a panel discussion following the New York screening of Chesa Boudin’s powerful documentary film Beyond Bars. This was my first time seeing the movie, and it proved to be an incredibly moving and emotional experience for me. The film…

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Listen to ‘VOICES: a sacred sisterscape’; Audio Play Available Digitally in All Markets Today

Published: 11 June 2024


VOICES: a sacred sisterscape AUDIO PLAY AVAILABLE DIGITALLY IN ALL MARKETS TODAY VOICES: a sacred sisterscape – our newest artistic project and campaign out of V-Day – premiered to sold-out crowds at the historic Apollo Theatre on 31 May while honoring special guest Anna Deavere Smith. Grammy nominated poet aja…

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Published: 23 May 2024

Rada Borić has been reelected to the Croatian parliament. The 2024 Croatian parliamentary election took place on April 17th, and Rada, along with her green-left platform MOZEMO, gained ten seats in the parliament. Rada is a feminist linguist, activist, and director at the Centre for Women’s Studies in Zagreb who…

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The Freeher March in Washington, DC: A Powerful Call for Justice and Clemency

Published: 21 May 2024

The Freeher March in Washington

FREEHER 10th Anniversary On April 24th, 2024, a historic event took place in Washington, D.C., as more than a thousand passionate individuals gathered to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Freeher march. This monumental event, organized by “The National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls,” was a…

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Every Day is Earth Day

Published: 22 April 2024

On Earth Day and every day we RISE for Climate Justice & MotherEarth. We amplify the connections between the exploitation of women and the exploitation of the earth. The global climate crisis impacts communities around the world. Women and girls suffer the most in terms of long term loss of…

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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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