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One Billion Rising Nigeria Launches 2021 campaign, in unison with the Global One Billion Rising Call “RISING GARDENS”

Published: 6 November 2020 > Nigeria

Theme: RISING GARDENS! Topics:  Exploitation of Women’s Bodies in Connection to Land and Resources Inside Africa Feminism in Nigerian Context Nigerian Women’s Influence in the #EndSars Movement Women and Leadership in the 20th Century Southern Kaduna Genocide, and Southern Kaduna Women’s Protest Date: Sunday 8 November, 2020 Time: 2 –…

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One Billion Rising India 2021 Launch – OBR India Coordinator Abha Bhaiya in Conversation with V

Published: 6 November 2020 > India

We are honoured to have V (formerly Eve Ensler) , Founder, One Billion Rising, award winning playwright and performer, and creator of V Day, launch the India Chapter of OBR this month with us. Her fascinating and critically acclaimed work has inspired us for years and is highly relevant in…

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ONE BILLION RISING 2021 LAUNCHES IN THE PHILIPPINES ON NATIONAL DAY OF WOMEN’S PROTEST

Published: 30 October 2020 > Philippines

October 28th in the Philippine is National Women’s Day of Protest, a historic event in 1983 that saw 10,000 women marching on the streets to demand democracy and rights amid the devastation brought of the Marcos dictatorship. Inspired by women’s show of unity and strength in the face of repression,…

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OBR Singapore 2021 Launch by Sangeeta Nambiar (OBR Singapore Coordinator)

Published: 25 October 2020

When I was told that the theme for One Billion Rising 2021 was Rising Gardens, it just clicked. I’d been aching to connect with nature♡ This morning, OBR Singapore inaugurated the theme with a visit to the Green Up Singapore farm. I even got to plant a Moringa stem in…

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OBR Eswatini (Swaziland) Update by Colani Hlatjwako (OBR Eswatini coordinator/ OBR Africa Regional Coordinator)

Published: 22 October 2020 > Swaziland

#1BillionRising Eswatini/Swaziland 2021 launch Reminded us of the power of unity, love and humanity. 15 organizations joined and put up their banners rising insolidarity in honour of women workers, Women and girls and mother earth.Powerful presentations were made by our Amazing Speakers including Her Excellency Esmeralda Hernandez Aragones European Union…

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ONE BILLION RISING CALLS FOR THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT TO #ENDSARS AND FOR ACTIVISTS EVERYWHERE TO RISE IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE NIGERIAN PEOPLE AND DEMAND #ENDSARS NOW

Published: 21 October 2020 > Nigeria

One Billion Rising calls upon the Nigerian government to end SARS, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, which has a brutal history of unlawful arrests, kidnapping, harassment, extortion and killings.  As the government sought to end two weeks of marches against police brutality that have mushroomed into broader nationwide demonstrations, thousands of…

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OBR THAILAND 2021 Update by Matcha Phorn-In (OBR Thailand Coordinator)

Published: 20 October 2020

This year we launched our Thailand OBR2021 on the 17th of October with 30 young LBT , and women and children human rights defenders from indigenous communities who are landless and stateless. Thailand OBR 2021 aims to – Rise to end all forms of Gender Based violence all from of…

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Statement from Aja Monet, Artistic Creative Director of Voices Campaign

Published: 6 October 2020

Each of us become a poem, stanzas spilling unafraid. And yet, too many have faded in the silence, disappeared. We be gone, missing, lost and stolen. Each day we find ourselves in each other. Phrases and sounds scribbled on our breath. We are the poems we have been waiting for….

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Dear Activists, A Letter From V

Published: 1 October 2020

Dearest Activists, I hope you have been holding up during these difficult but radicalizing times. This pandemic has revealed the inequalities and injustices that have plagued the world for hundreds of years. We see how nurses, domestic workers, farmers, mothers, restaurant workers, janitors, transportation workers, etc. – mainly women of…

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OBR 2021: Rising Gardens Campaign Launches Worldwide

Published: 30 September 2020

Take a peak at the One Billion Rising launches happening across the world.  The OBR 2021 theme is RISING GARDENS.The Covid-19 pandemic has rapidly blown open the destructive veins of neo-liberalism, capitalism, racism, fascism and patriarchy, revealing violent and broken systems that have been forced upon us for far too…

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