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Published: 16 November 2018 > Swaziland


Swaziland launched their One Billion Rising 2019 campaign today, November 16th – led by One Billion Rising Swaziland Coordinator and OBR Africa Regional coordinator Colani Hlatjwako. Swaziland has maintained the consistent OBR global calls for “revolution” and “solidarity” and has taken on the global theme of “Rising, not just a…

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Let’s Rise

Published: 7 November 2018


As we write, One Billion Rising activists in Italy, Mexico, Australia, Hong Kong, Philippines, Indonesia, and Cameroon are planning One Billion Rising launch events to take place during the international 16 Days of Activism, between 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and 10 December,…

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Amplifying New Voices During V-Season 2019, Testimonies of Rising Announced

Published: 23 October 2018


For 20 years Eve Ensler’s play The Vagina Monologues has shattered taboos by telling the untold stories of women, giving birth to V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against all women and girls (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender based violence)….

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Until The Violence Stops

Published: 5 October 2018


Over 20 years of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against all women and girls (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender based violence), we have seen communities come together to centralize the voices of women, embodying the idea that nothing is…

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Congratulations to Dr. Denis Mukwege & Nadia Murad – Winners of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize!

Published: 5 October 2018


V-Day, One Billion Rising & City of Joy are thrilled to celebrate our brother, our partner, our friend, Dr. Denis Mukwege and our sister-activist Nadia Murad, who today, both received the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. Photo: Paula Allen for V-Day Dr. Denis Mukwege is a brilliant and compassionate surgeon, the…

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Stop Kavanaugh: Survivors Speaking Their Truth, Standing Up to Power; Take Action

Published: 2 October 2018 > USA


Following Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s courageous testimony, survivors and activists within the United States and around the world have expressed how powerful her statement was and many survivors found familiarity in her experiences. The hearings were also a stark reminder of the systemic injustices targeting women and marginalized communities in…

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Survivors Telling Their Truth, Standing Up To Power – New City Of Joy Essay by Eve Ensler & Photojournalist Paula Allen

Published: 29 September 2018 > Democratic Republic of Congo


Turning Pain Into Power This week we watched women survivors telling their truth, standing up to power, moving from victims to survivors to leaders. The women at City of Joy in the DR Congo are in solidarity with survivors all over the world every day turning pain into power. We…

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Published: 24 September 2018


OBR ENTERS ITS SEVENTH YEAR WITH A GLOBAL CALL TO ACTION AND MANIFESTA Risings To Expand Our Understanding Of Women’s Oppression And Exploitation In The Context Of Capitalism, Colonization, Racism, Imperialism, Environmental Plunder And War One Billion Rising, the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history,…

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Let V-Season 2019 Begin: RISE 2019

Published: 21 September 2018


Welcome to V-Season 2019. 20 years since Eve Ensler’s play The Vagina Monologues shattered taboos, the stakes could not be higher. V-Day is a movement that grew out of the untold stories of women. We believe women. We believe in their right to tell their stories and we believe their…

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V20 London Rising: Calling London to RISE

Published: 14 September 2018 > United Kingdom


Eve Ensler, V-Day Board Member Thandie Newton* and One Billion Rising Global Director Monique Wilson, Artists, Musicians & Activists To mark the 20th anniversary of The Vagina Monologues and V-Day, One Billion Rising and V-Day are calling on activists in London to Rise, Resist, and Unite for a special evening at Café…

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