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Published: 4 April 2020

We need to protect the ones who sustain us. Campesinas are risking their lives to put food on our tables while they struggle to feed their own families, lack access to protective equipment and are unable to practice social distancing. The vast majority cannot access financial protections put forth by…

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“Coronavirus and Women’s Shelters: Policy perspectives on protection of victims of domestic violence during the outbreak” Webinar on 1 April by Garden of Hope and Global Network of Women’s Shelters

Published: 31 March 2020

On 1 April, 6pm local Taiwan time (GMT+8) / 6am ET, the Garden of Hope Foundation, the Asian Network of Women’s Shelters (ANWS) and the Global Network of Women’s Shelters (GNWS) are organizing a webinar on the topic of “Coronavirus and Women’s Shelters: Policy perspectives on protection of victims of domestic violence…

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SOLIDARITY RISING Series: “Deepening Ties to Solidarity” by Afia Walking Tree #LoveInTheTimeofCorona

Published: 29 March 2020

One Billion Rising Coordinator for Jamaica, AFIA WALKING TREE, was born and raised in Jamaica. Afia blends her love for earth and drum into sustainable life-art practices. She has a Masters in Education and her work is dedicated to authentic edutainment performances, lectures, coaching, and permaculture garden and landscape designs….

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NEW “Solidarity Rising” Series from Activists Around the Globe: Our Movement Meets This Moment, #LoveInTheTimeofCorona

Published: 24 March 2020 > Italy

Dearest Activists, As the world faces the Covid-19 pandemic, we are thinking about our activists, artists, survivors, youth, and supporters around the world and how the virus will impact our communities, our work, our future. The pandemic has spotlighted and amplified the inequities in our existing systems. Our movement is…

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URGENT ACTION: Help Expose the #PPE crisis, Stand in Solidarity with Nurses

Published: 22 March 2020

This is an urgent RISING ACTION that you can all take now with our partners at National Nurses United. Due to a national shortage of face masks, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) downgraded its guidelines and is now recommending that nurses use bandanas and scarves as makeshift masks when…

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“Covid-19 & Incarceration” by Roslyn Smith, V-Day Beyond Incarceration Project Manager

Published: 21 March 2020 > USA

This virus is affecting all of us, those in prison are especially vulnerable. The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, nearly 2.3 million people are held in prisons and jails nationwide (Prison Policy Initiative). Prison populations cannot “self-isolate,”  “social distance” or “flatten the curve,” nor are…

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RISE 2020: Happy International Women’s Day

Published: 8 March 2020

“International Women’s Day was initiated at the 1910 International Socialist Women’s conference to annually honor working women around the world. This day is to cherish, respect and honor the dignity of women workers – farmers, nurses, mothers, restaurant workers, factory workers, domestic workers, teachers, retail workers – and to demand…

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JUST RELEASED for International Women’s Day – “Nos Estamos Levantando”, the Spanish version of “We Are Rising!

Published: 8 March 2020

DOWNLOAD Nos Estamos Levantando (“We Are Rising” Spanish version) >   Written & performed by social justice artist Taína Asili, this new liberation song and #1BillionRising anthem celebrates our collective energy, creative resistance, and solidarity as we RISE against the tides of violence against all women, climate crisis, racism and…

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Raise the Vibration

Published: 7 March 2020

Activists Called for Radical Shift to End Violence Against All Women & Girls in Thousands of Global Events in over 180 Countries Risings are taking place through 8 March, #InternationalWomensDay. Over a hundred cities in Italy, Poland, Germany, and the Philippines respectively are Rising. Every state in India. Over 500…

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NEW SHORT FILM: “Raise the Vibration”, Featuring Voiceover by Thandie Newton & Words by Eve Ensler, Released for IWD2020

Published: 6 March 2020

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we are thrilled to announce the release of our latest short film – “Raise the Vibration” featuring voiceover by actor/activist/V-Day Board member Thandie Newton and words by Tony award winning playwright / One Billion Rising and V-Day founder Eve Ensler. Directed by filmmaker Deborah Anderson…

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