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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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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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Just out! “we them people” By Kevin Powell

Published: 8 July 2020

We are thrilled to share this new poem written by Kevin Powell. Kevin is a poet, journalist, civil and human rights activist, public speaker, and author of 14 books, including his new one, WHEN WE FREE THE WORLD, about the present and future of America (exclusively an ebook on Apple…

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JOY! City of Joy Celebrates 17th Graduating Class; Watch NEW City of Joy Short from ‘WOMAN’ Filmmakers

Published: 30 June 2020 > Democratic Republic of Congo

JOY! City of Joy Celebrates 17th Graduating Class, Graduating 1472 Women To Date With gratitude to Christine Schuler Deschryver and the entire team in Bukavu, DRC! The 17th Women’s Leadership Training Session at the City of Joy is a very special session. It is a session in which residents have…

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RISE on Juneteenth, RISE in Solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives

Published: 17 June 2020

This Friday, 19 June is Juneteenth – the 135th anniversary of the day the news of emancipation reached the last group of slaves in Texas, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation of 1 January 1863. (Juneteenth is also know as Emancipation Day or Freedom Day). Join V-Day, One Billion Rising…

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City of Joy Statement Against Racism

Published: 10 June 2020 > Democratic Republic of Congo

While thousands across the world condemn racism and demand justice at global Black Lives Matter protests, City of Joy is mourning and rising against racism. The City of Joy community is revolted over the police killing of George Floyd and others and condemns both racism and police brutality. We demand…

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“Free in the Time of Covid-19 and the Black Lives Matter Movement” by Roslyn Smith, V-Day Beyond Incarceration Project Manager

Published: 9 June 2020

“We are a society that has been structured from top to bottom by race. You don’t get beyond that by deciding not to talk about it anymore. It will always come back; it will always reassert itself over and over again.” – Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw I was released from prison…

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