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100 Women 100 Days – Report from My Trip to DC to Advocate for Incarcerated Women’s Release from Prison

Published: 2 April 2021

The pandemic hit hard and restricted our travels, so I have not had the opportunity to travel and report on criminal justice reform issues since early 2020. This was my first time visiting Washington D.C. and I was proud to be doing it in a capacity to advocate for incarcerated…

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City of Knowledge RISING: a Frontline Report from the Kabul-based Center for Women’s Education and Empowerment

Published: 29 March 2021

City of Knowledge (CKO) — formerly Promoting Women’s Capability by Education Center — is an education center for girls and women in Kabul, Afghanistan where women turn their pain to power. Rising in the face of four decades of war that has left a huge population of Afghan women illiterate…

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Campesinas Cultivating Solutions (community gardens)

Published: 24 March 2021 > USA

Alianza Nacional de Campesinas is proud to be a part of the One Billion Rising against gender based violence and exploitation. We recognize this year’s theme of Rising Gardens as an acknowledgment of the work that we do on a daily basis, the work of cultivating and nourishing the land…

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ALERT: Black and Indigenous delegation from the US arrested and illegally deported from Chile

Published: 21 March 2021

Rodrigo Melgarejo, Grace Frutos, Bianca Cunningham, Brandon King, and Maya Lazzaro – five United States citizens on a cultural exchange to Chile, were arrested and illegally deported from the country. The US delegation was part of a cultural exchange between women and men movement leaders across North America and Chile….

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TUNE IN & RISE: LIVE Updates from International Women’s March in Santiago, Chile – 8 March 2021

Published: 5 March 2021

TUNE IN & RISE LIVE Updates from International Women’s March in Santiago, Chile 8 March 2021 Follow us at and witness events live on the ground, as activists go live during the day on V-Day/One Billion Rising’s Facebook page. #InternationalWomensDay INTERNATIONAL WOMENS MARCH LIVE FROM CHILE – As Chile prepares to…

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RISE: One Billion Rising Gardens Continues Through International Women’s Day & Earth Day

Published: 4 March 2021

One Billion Rising activists are calling for RISING GARDENS, a global grassroots action for revival, restoration and transformation, making the connection between violence against women and destruction of the earth. During the pandemic, activists are expanding their reach online as they simultaneously deepen their reach on the ground, doing community…

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OBR Philippines – Women Farmworkers Rising!

Published: 4 March 2021 > Philippines

OBR DANCE AT PEASANT WOMEN COMMUNAL FARMS IN RIZAL, PAMPANGA AND CAVITE TO DEMAND “AYUDA AT SUBSIDYO, IBIGAY NA!” (Give Aid and Subsidy Now) Photos below: Rising at Lupang Ramos, Cavite Philippines Marking this year’s women’s month, Amihan National Federation of Peasant Women (part of the OBR Philippines task force…

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Videos from Around the World, Rising & Dancing!

Published: 3 March 2021

Oradea, Romania: Innsbruck, Austria: Oldenburg, Germany: Guimaras, Philippines: Sicily, Italy:

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New Posters for RISINGS on or around 8 March, International Women’s Day

Published: 3 March 2021

OBR Eswatini: 5 March OBR Ghana 6 March OBR Philippines – Gabriela 6 March OBR Hong Kong 7 March OBR Antipolo City, Philippines 7 March OBR Philippines – Gabriela 7 March OBR Philippines – Gabriela “Rise For Free, Safe and Nationwide Vaccines” 8 March OBR Mexico with speakers from Mexico/…

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Published: 26 February 2021 > India

The One Billion Rising global movement stands with the Indian farmers in calling for the repeal of anti-people farm laws which will advance the interest of corporate capitalists, against the vast majority of the agricultural sector. These are the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the…

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