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One Billion Rising Launches Its Sixth Year

Published: 5 October 2017 > V-Day


The ascent of a known sexual predator to the US Presidency alongside the emergence of other anti-women, anti-people leaders and governments around the world not only crystallized everything our movement has been working towards since 1998, but galvanized our activists in an unprecedented way as they took to the stage…

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“Puerto Rico Needs You” By Rosa Clemente

Published: 27 September 2017 > V-Day


Photo Credit: The Atlantic / Ricardo Arduengo / AFP / Getty #PuertoRicoRelief List of ways to help from activist Rosa Clemente: Puerto Rico Needs You – The damage in Puerto Rico is catastrophic, many of us are still waiting to hear from family members, food is running out, access to…

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Global Coordinators Share a Snapshot of 2018 Global Risings

Published: 21 September 2017 > V-Day

BANGLADESH A One Billion Rising public hearing on rights of migrant domestic workers will be held. It will be the first of its kind in the country – and will touch on different aspects – the government, treatment of migrant domestic workers among others. Testimonies will be given and it…

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V20: Rise, Resist, Unite! Stage a V-Day Benefit, Plan a Rising – V-Season 2018 is Now OPEN!

Published: 19 September 2017 > V-Day


It’s been almost 20 years since V-Day was founded, since Eve Ensler’s play The Vagina Monologues shattered taboos, sharing the stories of women as they had never been told before. 2018 will be our 20th year. Welcome to V-Season 2018. It’s hard to believe we are here at this moment…

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Hand In Hand Features Eve in New Video Supporting Sanctuary For All

Published: 14 September 2017 > V-Day


From Hand in Hand: As the movements of resistance and sanctuary are building across the country, let’s not forget that sometimes the most important work we can do is in our own homes & communities! Today, we’re excited and honored to share this message from Eve Ensler, one of our…

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OBR Swaziland: Rising for Domestic Workers!

Published: 13 September 2017 > V-Day > Swaziland


The Women And Law in Southern Africa-Swaziland, long time One Billion Rising organizers, led by its National Director – Colani Hlatjwako (OBR Africa Regional Coordinator) – will be holding a One Billion Rising Street Dance in commemoration of the Domestic Workers Day on September 17th. #RiseInSolidarity #RiseForTheInformalSector #RiseAgainstTheExploitationOfDomesticWorkers

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Published: 7 September 2017 > V-Day

On 2 September 2017 – One Billion Rising South Asia 2018 was regionally launched in Nepal at the St. Xavier’s School, Jawlakhel. The event was attended by women and human rights groups from Nepal, feminist leaders from South Asia – core group members of Sangat Feminist Network – who all…

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Dispatches from the Ground (Kabul): The New Old War in Afghanistan

Published: 6 September 2017 > V-Day > Afghanistan


(Kabul) Recently, Donald Trump announced its long-awaited “new” war strategy to resolve the nearly 16-year conflict in Afghanistan; a conflict, which is multi-layered and multi-dimensional. American-installed puppets (Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah), many other high-ranking officials in Afghanistan and Afghan civil society (funded by foreign countries) have welcomed the new…

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Published: 5 September 2017 > V-Day > USA


Breaking: Jeff Sessions officially announced today that the Trump administration has rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Unless Congress takes action, in just six short months, DACA recipients will be at risk for deportation. The Dream Act is legislation that creates a pathway to citizenship for undocumented youth…

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Eve Pens Piece for The Guardian Australia: “Even with a misogynist predator-in-chief, we will not be silenced”

Published: 29 August 2017 > V-Day > Australia


In conjunction with her upcoming appearance at the Antidote Festival, Eve penned a new piece for The Guardian Australia, to “share the stories of 20 years of the Vagina Revolution and all the glorious activists who grew the movement theatre to theatre, college to college, town to town”. She writes,…

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