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“Menstrual Equity” by Roslyn Smith, V-Day Beyond Incarceration Project Manager

Published: 15 September 2020

Most women don’t think twice about where they are going to acquire menstrual products, yet that is not the case for incarcerated women in prison, jails, detention centers and women’s shelters across the United States. Incarcerated individuals and other people in the criminal justice system often have to resort to begging…

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“THAT KINDNESS” – A NEW THEATRICAL OFFERING IN SUPPORT OF CALIFORNIA NURSES ASSOCIATION & NURSES EVERYWHERE

Published: 4 September 2020

Over the past two months, V (formerly Eve Ensler) has been listening to the stories and experiences of frontline nurses. With the help of Alixa Garcia, Morley, James Lecesne, and National Nurses United, V presents THAT KINDNESS, From and For the Nurses of America, a new theatrical offering in support…

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Essential Service Workers Take Action Launching Series of Strikes beginning Monday; Join Elena the Essential Worker

Published: 26 August 2020 > USA

These are challenging times for essential service workers, workers of color, and womxn-identifying workers and mothers especially. We write today to ask for your support for these frontline workers. Tipped service workers, including servers, bartenders, delivery workers, and more, are starting a series of monthly strikes this coming Monday, August…

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15 Years Since Hurricane Katrina, A Look Back at Swimming Upstream

Published: 26 August 2020 > USA

Photos: Paula Allen for V-Day This week is the 15th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. As the anniversary approaches – and a new storm is approaching the coast of Louisiana and Texas – we remember those we lost and those whose lives were changed fifteen years ago and we celebrate the…

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Women Radically Transforming a World in Crisis – A Women In Dialogue Series

Published: 12 August 2020

JASS – a nonprofit committed to “strengthening women’s voice, visibility, and collective organizing power” – is joining forces with US based Funk Rock and Multi-media artist Nona Hendryx for a Musical Celebration! JOIN JASS, Nubian QUEENX and Monique Wilson, One Billion Rising Global Director, and artists from Mexico, Guatemala, Zimbabwe,…

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Northern Nigeria Women Protest Southern Kaduna Genocide: Statement from Omodele Ibitoye, One Billion Rising Nigeria Coordinator

Published: 1 August 2020 > Nigeria

Hundreds of women ravaged by killings, rape, and displacement in Southern Kaduna communities in Nigeria. On Wednesday, 22 July 2020, a protest was held to demand justice from the government of Nigeria for genocide and atrocities committed in their communities, including the wiping out of human lives in certain villages…

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JOY! 18th Class Begins at City of Joy in Congo

Published: 30 July 2020 > Democratic Republic of Congo

Welcome to City of Joy! The new class of young women is now arriving in Bukavu at the City of Joy. The City of Joy is a revolutionary leadership center for women survivors of gender violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is a place where women turn their…

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We share the following account from our OBR Mozambique coordinator – Josina Machel. We Rise in Solidarity with her!

Published: 30 July 2020

View and share on Facebook Josina Z. Machel was brutally assaulted by her then partner, Rofino Licuco. Licuco was found guilty of the crime of serious physical violence in February 2017. On 20 June 2020, the Appeals Court overturned the decision citing that there were no eyewitnesses to the crime….

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Rada Boric Elected Member of Croatian Parliament!

Published: 13 July 2020

CONGRATULATIONS RADA! RADA BORIC, ONE BILLION RISING COORDINATOR, ELECTED MEMBER OF CROATIAN PARLIAMENT Image courtesy: Dragan Matic / Hanza Media We are thrilled to share the news that One Billion Rising Coordinator Rada Boric has been elected to the Croatian parliament! Rada is a member of the New Left party…

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RISE FOR YULIA TSVETKOVA

Published: 13 July 2020

Image Courtesy: The Calvert Journal In Russia, portraying women’s bodies can get you arrested. Yulia Tsvetkova, a Russian artist, has been criminally charged with “production and dissemination of pornographic materials” after she shared stylized depictions of vaginas on social media. Trouble with authorities started after Yulia planned to stage a…

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