Love in the face of what seems impossible, City of Joy Update from V (formerly Eve Ensler)

Published: 30 June 2022 > Democratic Republic of Congo

   This week, V visited the City of Joy and attended the graduation of the 21st class. “Everything feels so terrible and difficult right now in so many places in the world where right wing fascism, extreme misogyny, and hate seems to be spreading faster than any virus we know….

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“The girls I taught in Kabul were Afghanistan’s future. The Taliban has taken that away.”

Published: 14 April 2022 > Afghanistan

– New Piece in The Guardian by Shikiba, a Teacher at City of Knowledge Photo: Afghan teachers protest against the Taliban’s closure of classes to older girls. Photograph: EPA/The Guardian As we RISE for the Bodies of All Women, Girls & the Earth and activate worldwide, we continue to find ways…

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V-Day Safe House for The Girls in Kenya Celebrates 20 Years of Combatting FGM, Changing Culture & Educating Girls

Published: 8 April 2022 > Kenya

Photos by Paula Allen for V-Day Twenty years ago, the V-Day Safe House for the Girls opened in the Southern Rift Valley in Narok, Kenya. Founded and led by Agnes Pareyio and the Tasaru Ntomonok Initiative, the safe house provides shelter and education for girls running away from female genital…

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ONE BILLION RISING statement: Ethiopia End war and sexual violence against women and girls in Tigray!

Published: 28 March 2022 > Ethiopia

One Billion Rising

We call on the world to pay attention to the suffering of women and girls in Tigray, Ethiopia. Women and girls in Tigray are targeted for rape and sexual violence by fighting forces. Troops Militia rape, abduct women and girls in Tigray conflict. This is according to a report released…

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Afghanistan Update: Reports from Women on the Ground; Support a Mobile Health Team

Published: 18 February 2022 > Afghanistan

As we RISE for the Bodies of All Women, Girls & the Earth and activate worldwide, we continue to find ways to RISE for and with the women of Afghanistan, to share the reality of life on the ground, and ways we can directly help. VIDEOS FROM WOMEN ON THE…

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RISE FOR OLGA – by Sila Voli, One Billion Rising Coordinator, Belarus

Published: 31 January 2022 > Belarus

One Billion Rising is a global campaign, dedicated to ending violence against women (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender-based violence) and girls, which takes place annually on and about 14 February. More than 200 countries have already joined this action. Belarus is one…

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JOY! City of Joy Graduates 20th Class

Published: 23 December 2021 > Democratic Republic of Congo

City of Joy 2021 graduation

(Reposted from cityofjoycongo.org) Just yesterday, City of Joy celebrated its 20th graduation! It was joyous. Filled with laughter. Brimming with hope. 1734 survivors graduated to date. They are change makers, turning pain to power. Watch this video from graduation» Congratulations to V-Day Congo Director and Co-founder/Director of City of Joy…

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New York City Rises For and With the Women of Afghanistan, Attracting Changemakers From Diverse Backgrounds (by Jerin Arifa)

Published: 20 October 2021 > Afghanistan

New York City Rises For and With the Women of Afghanistan, Attracting Changemakers From Diverse Backgrounds By Jerin Arifa, Activist/Writer and founder of Young Feminists and Allies (YFA), Inaugural Vitual Chapter for National Organization of Women (NOW) On a warm autumn day in New York City, activists gathered outside the…

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Why I as a Black Woman Should Care About Afghanistan

Published: 20 October 2021 > Afghanistan

By Evangeline Lawson Evangeline Lawson is a southern California-based writer and content creator. You can learn more about her and her work at www.evangelinelawson.net 25 September was a typical cloudless, azure-skied day, but oddly quiet on a Saturday afternoon on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. The bar-hopping crowd had yet…

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New Short Film – RISING FOR AND WITH THE WOMEN OF AFGHANISTAN Global Day of Action 25 September

Published: 19 October 2021 > Afghanistan

When the US pulled out of Afghanistan, a coalition of groups and activists spent much time talking with our sisters on the ground in Afghanistan. In the spirit of our work and always taking the lead from women on the ground, we asked them what they most needed and they…

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