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Published: 4 December 2017 > V-Day > Philippines


Jo Lapira, OBR activist, youth leader and Gabriela Youth Officer – one of the women brutally murdered by state forces in the Philippines last November 28th. Photo taken at the OBR Manila Rising event last February 14, 2017 One Billion Rising global activists Rise In Solidarity for women’s rights defenders…

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Today is #GivingTuesday, Support the Global Activist Movement; Rise In Solidarity During 16 Days of Activism

Published: 28 November 2017 > V-Day


As the year draws closer to an end, we can’t help but think back on the improbable journey The Vagina Monologues and V-Day cast us on, almost twenty years ago. Our movement has grown rapidly, stretching to all corners of the earth, igniting activism in over 200 countries and raising…

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Just As Important Today As It Was 20 Years Ago

Published: 21 November 2017 > V-Day


  Dear V-Friends, As the year draws closer to an end, we can’t help but think back on the improbable journey The Vagina Monologues and V-Day cast us on, almost twenty years ago. Our movement has grown rapidly, stretching to all corners of the earth, igniting activism in over 200 countries and…

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Read The Latest Newsletter from One Billion Rising India

Published: 3 November 2017 > V-Day > India

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Just in from Abha Bhaiya and Aditi, the October newsletter from OBR India. The newsletter is “not only about what’s happening in the name of OBR, but covers some of the most significant campaigns initiated by various concerned prominent citizens of the country. They are inspirational in their vision and…

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“Africa Be Part of the Rising! Let’s Join the World…” By Colani Hlatjwako (OBR Africa Regional Coordinator)

Published: 3 November 2017 > V-Day


Africa is Rising for PEACE, UNITY and EMPOWERMENT for women. Looking at the plight of women in the absence of peace…. In Africa we are experiencing civil wars and women are the first victims of wars. In Africa we have power imbalance which is caused by people who are fighting…

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Read Eve’s Newest Piece: “Over It Redux”; Say it, Stage It – RISE 2018

Published: 26 October 2017 > V-Day

Women raise one finger to the air as they dance to the theme song of the "One Billion Rising" campaign in New York City's Washington Square Park as the clock strikes 2:14EST on Valentines Day February 14, 2013. "One Billion Rising" is a campaign aimed to call an end to violence against women and girls. This date marks the 15th Anniversary of when V-Day was founded by award-winning playwright Eve Ensler and the One Billion Rising campaign is based on the statistic that 1 in 3 women will be beaten or raped in her lifetime according to organizers. REUTERS/Mike Segar   (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY CIVIL UNREST)

Photo Credit: Mike Segar / Reuters In response to the past year, Eve has updated her essay “Over It”, which was originally published in The Huffington Post as a call to action in 2012, in the lead up to the first One Billion Rising. Now entitled “Over It Redux”, it…

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New Spanish One Billion Rising Revolution Solidarity and V20 logos from Andrés Naime (OBR Mexico Coordinator)

Published: 23 October 2017 > V-Day


Andrés Naime, OBR Mexico Coordinator, just translated the 2018 One Billion Rising and V20 logos in Spanish. Download them below! We also encourage you to create your own logos in your own language! Share them with us at info(a), and we can share them with other organizers around the world….

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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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