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One Billion Rising 2021: Rising Gardens is Here

Published: 10 February 2021

Art by Alixa Garcia One Billion Rising Events Take Place Globally, Amplifying the 2021 Rising Gardens Theme and the Connection between Violence Against Women and the Destruction of the Earth Rising Gardens Activist Events Call for a Shift from Consumption and Greed at the expense of the many, to Cultivation,…

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ONE BILLION RISING 2021: LIVE FEBRUARY ONLINE EVENTS

Published: 8 February 2021

FEBRUARY 2021: February 9 OBR Africa Online Live discussion on “The Effects of Covid -19 on Women’s Rights Activists in Africa As Front Liners” 4pm (Eswatini time) With: Colani Hlatjwako (OBR Africa Regional Coordinator)/ Jestina Mukoko (Zimbabwe Peace Project, National Director)/ Lindiwe Makhubo (Beaten But Not Broken, Founding Director) FB…

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OBR Croatia – STRONGER THAN THE SHAKE

Published: 8 February 2021

(shared by Rada Boric – OBR Croatia coordinator/ OBR Europe regional coordinator) STRONGER THAN THE SHAKE SOLIDARITY WITH BANIJA WOMEN – Clay February 14., 12.00-14.00 pm On Zrinjevac (near the pavilion) February 13., 11.00-13.00 we will collect gift packages for women. This year we decided to devote One Billion Rising…

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Craftivists co-create a Garden of Yarns as a gift to their community during lockdown in South Africa

Published: 8 February 2021 > South Africa

Garden of Yarns | One Billion Rising 2021 Johannesburg | The Wilds #gardenofyarns #risinggardens #risegardenresist #1billionrising #craftivism #yarnbomb #thewilds

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More From OBR India Rising Gardens

Published: 8 February 2021 > India

Here are few highlights from the ongoing village level awareness among women mushroom growers regarding Farmer Production Organization (FPO) formation and process in Baksa, Assam as a part of FST’s project Boosting Livelihood Collectives of Women Mushroom Growers at Baksa. Training partner : @sestaorgindia⠀ @ritupiku ⠀ @rimakshichoudhury #RisingWorld ⠀ #RiseGardenResist…

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Cycling and Rising tour continues with OBR South Asia activists

Published: 8 February 2021

Shared by Kamla Bhasin (OBR South Asia Regional coordinator) February 6, 2021 Shruti Rawat and Sabita M Mountaineer cycling and Rising. Today is already the 4th Day of their 5600 Km Trans Himalayan tour in support of safety , dignity and rights of women and girls and for the protection…

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RISING COMMUNITY GARDEN, PHILIPPINES

Published: 8 February 2021 > Philippines

On Sunday, February 7th, as a lead up event to their main OBR Philippines event on February 14 (where strict observation of covid safety protocols of mask wearing and social distancing will be implemented) – community women in Marikina City – led by Gabriela – held a One Billion Rising…

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Celebrating City of Joy, Ten Years and Counting

Published: 5 February 2021 > Democratic Republic of Congo

CELEBRATING CITY OF JOY ON THE TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF ITS OPENING CEREMONY Ten years ago, hundreds of people – local Congolese, dignitaries, activists and supporters from across the globe – gathered in Bukavu to celebrate the opening of the City Of Joy, a revolutionary leadership center for women survivors…

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CORNWALL, United Kingdom RISING WITH DANCE!

Published: 4 February 2021 > United Kingdom

ONE BILLION RISING is coming to Cornwall, United Kingdom (online) as part pf a global mass action to end violence against women (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender-based violence). Join from your gardens or sitting rooms and celebrate solidarity through action, art, connection,…

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OBR Philippines: Rising gardens! Growing resistance!

Published: 4 February 2021 > Philippines

Shared by Joan Salvador (Gabriela –  OBR Southeast Asia coordinators/ OBR Philippines coordinators) OBR Philippines 2021 will be organized amid the worsening health, economic, and political crisis. The risings in communities, offices, at home, workplaces will highlight the issues that women and their communities have faced and continue to face during the…

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