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Published: 16 August 2021 > Afghanistan

As a global women’s movement of grassroots activists, we have stood with the women of Afghanistan for 20 years against this ill thought-out war that was never in support of the Afghan women, and this exit proves that. One Billion Rising condemns the anti-democratic Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. We condemn…

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Afghanistan Has Been Betrayed

Published: 15 August 2021 > Afghanistan

By Grassroots women activists in Afghanistan (Their names are concealed to protect their security) We all remember in 2001, US invaded Afghanistan under the slogans of ‘women’s rights’ and ‘war against terror’. Now after 20 years, with tens of thousands of Afghan civilians dead, billions of dollars of taxpayers’ money…

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Media Statement of Eswatini Women’s Coalition (LIPHIMBO LABOMAKE)

Published: 9 July 2021 > Eswatini

Following is the Media statement of the Eswatini Women’s Coalition/Movement. One Billion Rising is part of the women’s coalition/movement in Eswatini and One Billion Rising Eswatini/OBR Africa Director Colani Hlatjwako is part of the task team within the women’s coalition. Liphimbo LaboMake, a non-partisan coalition of women from all walks…

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Published: 2 July 2021 > Eswatini

One Billion Rising stands in solidarity with the people of Eswatini in their call for Eswatini Leaders/ Government to engage in dialogue and not to deprive people their rights to freedom of expression. Shared from Eswatini activists: “There have been ongoing unrest and protests happening in Eswatini following the government…

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Rise In Solidarity With Nigeria – One Billion Rising Statement

Published: 9 June 2021

The Nigerian Government has the power to completely suppress freedom of speech by arresting and jailing journalists, activist and protesters, as well as by also controlling the internet. As a global community, we call on the Nigerian Government led by President Mohammed Buhari to end his dictatorship and lift the…

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A Little Piece of Light Summer BBQ

Published: 3 June 2021

(Reposted from Donna Hylton is a Jamaican-American author and criminal justice activist. She founded, A Little Piece of Light, the non-profit, which bears the same name as her book, both created out of her lived experience of 27 years of incarceration. Ms. Hylton pulled off a fantastic event in…

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V’s Birthday Wish – Support the NEW Artist Solidarity Fund

Published: 24 May 2021

25 May is our Founder V’s (formerly Eve Ensler) birthday. This birthday please support the NEW Artist Solidarity Fund for individual artists who are courageously rising with their plays, poems, paintings, novels, music in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, fascism, oppression and occupation and violence in places like Palestine…

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Published: 8 May 2021

(Reposted from The rapid spread of coronavirus across the globe has revealed what has always been a glaring truth for so many of the essential workers who are the backbone of our society: inequity. From the people who pick our food to the people who deliver our packages, it…

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IN MEMORIAM; Dr. Nenam Ghatouri

Published: 23 April 2021

Reposted from Nemam was a heart surgeon and a founder of Joint Help for Kurdistan and she was my friend, my guide in Kurdistan. Really I would follow her anywhere (and did). Nemam was filled with Joy. She met everyone with Joy. She rescued with Joy. She performed surgery…

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Covid-19 Hits Bedford Hills Correctional Facility Hard

Published: 23 April 2021

We were so hopeful and excited about the vaccines being administered out here in the free world. This meant that we were somewhat protected from this deadly virus that had taken the lives of too many precious souls. The women at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility were just as excited…

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