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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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CONGRATULATIONS RADA! RADA BORIC, LONG TIME V-DAY ACTIVIST AND ONE BILLION RISING COORDINATOR, RE-ELECTED TO CROATIAN PARLIAMENT

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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Rise In Solidarity With Sudanese Women

Published: 7 March 2024 > Sudan

Rise In Solidarity With Sudanese Women: A Call For International Women’s Day Shared by One Billion Rising Eswatini Join us in amplifying the voices of Sudanese women. #1BillionRising Eswatini is a partner. Let’s raise awareness and discuss actionable steps for change. We shall examine the role of international actors in…

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Turning Pain to Power, Christine Schuler Deschryver’s TED Talk on City of Joy OUT NOW

Published: 23 February 2024

Christine Schuler Deschryver’s TED Talk has just been released and is available for viewing. In the talk entitled “The 5 Tenets of Turning Pain into Power,” Christine details how rape is often used as a weapon in the war over the Democratic Republic of Congo’s vast mineral resources, and how…

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