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#DayWithoutUs on Friday, 30 September

Published: 28 September 2022 > Iran, USA

#DayWithoutUs on Friday, 30 September V-Day and One Billion Rising are proud to partner with #DayWithoutUs, a national day of action led by Black women and an invitation for all of us to abandon borders, boundaries, and binaries to build solidarity across the country. By Black women and for ALL,…

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Campesinas Cultivating Solutions (community gardens)

Published: 24 March 2021 > USA

Alianza Nacional de Campesinas is proud to be a part of the One Billion Rising against gender based violence and exploitation. We recognize this year’s theme of Rising Gardens as an acknowledgment of the work that we do on a daily basis, the work of cultivating and nourishing the land…

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Essential Service Workers Take Action Launching Series of Strikes beginning Monday; Join Elena the Essential Worker

Published: 26 August 2020 > USA

These are challenging times for essential service workers, workers of color, and womxn-identifying workers and mothers especially. We write today to ask for your support for these frontline workers. Tipped service workers, including servers, bartenders, delivery workers, and more, are starting a series of monthly strikes this coming Monday, August…

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15 Years Since Hurricane Katrina, A Look Back at Swimming Upstream

Published: 26 August 2020 > USA

Photos: Paula Allen for V-Day This week is the 15th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. As the anniversary approaches – and a new storm is approaching the coast of Louisiana and Texas – we remember those we lost and those whose lives were changed fifteen years ago and we celebrate the…

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“Covid-19 & Incarceration” by Roslyn Smith, V-Day Beyond Incarceration Project Manager

Published: 21 March 2020 > USA

This virus is affecting all of us, those in prison are especially vulnerable. The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, nearly 2.3 million people are held in prisons and jails nationwide (Prison Policy Initiative). Prison populations cannot “self-isolate,”  “social distance” or “flatten the curve,” nor are…

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Women Workers Rising on 3 Feb in NYC – Join Eve, OBR & One Fair Wage for a Self-Defense Action

Published: 23 January 2020 > USA

WOMEN RESTAURANT WORKERS & ALLIES PROTEST GOV. CUOMO’S EXCLUSION OF RESTAURANTS FROM TIPPED WORKER EXECUTIVE ACTION BY ENGAGING IN MASS PUBLIC SELF-DEFENSE TRAINING ‘Women Workers Rising’ Action By One Fair Wage and One Billion Rising Will Feature Women Celebrities and Performances Standing in Solidarity For One Fair Wage & Safe…

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‘Never Again Is Now:’ Artists Protest Conditions At The U.S.-Mexico Border (Texas Public Radio)

Published: 6 July 2019 > Mexico, USA

Originally Published in Texas Public Radio: https://www.tpr.org/post/never-again-now-artists-protest-conditions-us-mexico-border Bianca Acosta came to the U.S. from Mexico as a teenager. “Art itself can cross the borders,” she says. “An artistic uprising really makes an impact.” CREDIT: MALLORY FALK Artists from around the country gathered in El Paso Friday night for what they…

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V-Day/One Billion Rising Statement on US Threat of Veto to UN Resolution On Rape As Weapon Of War

Published: 23 April 2019 > USA

Photo: Valery Sharifulin / Tass / Guardian V-Day and One Billion Rising condemn the United States’ threat to veto the United Nation’s resolution on combatting the use of rape as a weapon of war because it calls for support of family planning clinics for survivors and uses terminology like sexual…

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Women Workers RISING: BE HEARD in the Workplace Act Introduced Today

Published: 9 April 2019 > USA

BE HEARD (Bringing an End to Harassment by Enhancing Accountability and Rejecting Discrimination) in the Workplace Act Introduced Today “Women’s work makes the world go round. To enact legislation that seeks to protect women in the workplace so that they can work with dignity, support themselves and their families and…

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Rhanda Dormeus & Batalá NY Join Rage, Rejoice & RISE; See DISMANTLE Performed LIVE

Published: 22 February 2019 > USA

The Rage, Rejoice and RISE lineup of speakers and performers continues to expand & inspire – we are honored to announce that Rhanda Dormeus, mother of Korryn Gaines and #SayHerName activist, will join us as well as Batalá NY whose drumming is sure to get us dancing in the aisles….

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JOIN US in NYC: Rage, Rejoice & RISE at Middle Collegiate Church on 2/26/19

Published: 16 February 2019 > USA

Join Us – The evening will be both a calling up and a love note to extraordinary women who are rising in unprecedented ways across New York City, the country, and the world. These may come in the form of a poem, a sermon, a speech, a rant or a…

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Wisconsin Rising on 9 February Featured on WXOW local news: “Ending gender-based violence that one billion women face”

Published: 10 February 2019 > USA

Published in WXOW: https://wxow.com/news/top-stories/2019/02/09/ending-gender-based-violence-that-one-billion-women-face/ LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) — New Horizons Shelter and Outreach Centers hosted “One Billion Rising”, one of the biggest mass actions to end violence against women on February 9, 2019 at Valley View Mall. Different organizations showed up to hand out fliers and T-shirts in support…

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Incredible Youth Rising at Carondelet High School in California

Published: 9 February 2019 > USA

Another incredible Youth Rising that took place yesterday, 8 February, at Carondelet High School in Concord, California.

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Gabriela Oakland 2019 Rising – LOVE LETTERS FOR LIBERATION

Published: 9 February 2019 > USA

Join GABRIELA Oakland on this Valentines Day for 1 Billion Rising to rise against all forms of violence against women. We understand that beyond interpersonal violence, women experience political, economic, & societal violence within these oppressive and militarized systems of imperialism, fascism, racism, & xenophobia. This year we highlight political…

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Resolana, Dallas TX Rising in Jail: Break the Chain of Incarceration

Published: 31 January 2019 > USA

Resolana, Dallas TX Rising in Jail: Break the Chain of Incarceration Promo Video Documentary for 2019 Short Documentary – One Billion Rising – Resolana, Dallas, TX – My Revolution Story. Resolana, a program of Volunteers of America Texas, provides gender-specific programming to female offenders, beginning inside the Dallas County Jail…

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Rising in Moraga, USA – our voices, our stories

Published: 31 January 2019 > USA

What is your story? What is your motivation to move forward from a struggle? We want to know your story and how you have overcome your battles. The Center for Women and Gender Equity is hosting the annual VDAY and One Billion Rising event where people share their experiences with…

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CHICAGO RISING – The Long Red Line art exhibit to support One Billion Rising

Published: 25 January 2019 > USA

Originally Published: Chicago Tribune Attendees hold together red scarves in solidarity during the 2017 Long-Red line event (Posted by ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Community Contributor) Community invited to attend The Long Red Line art exhibit opening and reception on Jan. 29, event on Feb. 14 Elgin Community College will host The…

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One Billion Rising Midland High School USA

Published: 25 January 2019 > USA

Students and teachers rising for OBR in Midland High School created this video as part of their One Billion Rising week.

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Southern Oregon Women’s March flash mob of One Billion Rising’s “Break the Chain”

Published: 25 January 2019 > USA

Southern Oregon Women Rising! Southern Oregon Women’s March Flash Mob Dance – Break the Chain on 19 January 2019

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La Mujer Obrera RISING in El Paso

Published: 21 January 2019 > USA

On 17 February, La Mujer Obrera will host ‘Mujeres Luchando Juntas para una Comunidad Digna’ – a One Billion Rising event – at Café Mayapan to gather in solidarity against the targeted attacks on women organizing in our community. Join us for an afternoon of resistance with Danza Azteca Omecoalt,…

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Support Survivors in Your Community Impacted by the Shutdown

Published: 17 January 2019 > USA

President Trump’s shutdown of the US government is not just a political stunt. It is having serious impact on many lives. Not only are 800,000 workers going without pay, but the lives of many are now at risk. Shelters around the country rely on federal grants to carry out their…

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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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Rise to End Sexual Abuse of Women & Children in US Detention: Families Belong Together

Published: 3 August 2018 > USA

As stories continue to break about the sexual abuse of women and children in detention centers around the United States, V-Day and One Billion Rising stand in solidarity with the survivors, individuals who have already suffered so much in the current immigration crisis fueled by the Trump administration’s heartless policies…

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RISE UP, RISING RESISTANCE THIS WEEK; Join #FamiliesBelongTogether Actions Tomorrow

Published: 29 June 2018 > USA

#WomenDisobey In DC Today, Escalating the Resistance, Over 630 Arrested Over 2500 women including Eve Ensler, Rosa Clemente, V-Day Programs Director Purva Panday Cullman, Photojournalist Paula Allen, V-Day Board Member Katherine McFate traveled to DC for #WomenDisobey in response to demand an end to the US administration’s zero-tolerance policy that automatically criminalizes…

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Calling All V-Day & OBR Activists – RISE in Solidarity at Families Belong Together Rallies on June 30!

Published: 19 June 2018 > USA

V-Day & One Billion Rising activists have performed, protested, danced on stages and in the streets around the world in solidarity and in protest; rising and demanding an end to the exploitation of women and girls. Together we have amplified the demands of the most marginalized – working class and…

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Celebrate V20 with Eve and Global Activists at Special Event + Window Installation at ABC Carpet and Home in NYC

Published: 6 February 2018 > USA

RSVP Required – Please sign up on EventBrite >   V20 Installation of Global Poster Art & Iconic Images For the month of February, ABC Carpet & Home’s flagship store at 888 Broadway in NYC will celebrate 20 years of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against all women…

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V20 – the 20th Anniversary of The Vagina Monologues and V-Day – Celebrated with Window Displays Featuring Global Poster Art & Iconic Images at ABC Carpet and Home

Published: 2 February 2018 > USA

From 16 January through 28 February, ABC Carpet and Home’s flagship store at 888 Broadway (19th Street), NYC will celebrate 20 years of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against all women and girls (cisgender, transgender, and gender non-conforming) that grew out of Tony award- winning playwright Eve…

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Update on Risings in the USA

Published: 8 January 2018 > USA

Risings across the US are utilizing art and activism to advocate for the rights of all women and girls. Here are a few highlights of US Risings. OBR NEW YORK “SHAKTI – THE FEMALE PRINCIPLE OF DIVINE ENERGY” December 10, 2017 A program to raise awareness on violence against women, through…

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RISE UP, #DEFENDDACA

Published: 5 September 2017 > USA

Breaking: Jeff Sessions officially announced today that the Trump administration has rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Unless Congress takes action, in just six short months, DACA recipients will be at risk for deportation. The Dream Act is legislation that creates a pathway to citizenship for undocumented youth…

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Bay Area Activists – Rise with Us to End White Supremacy, Fascism and Patriarchy This Weekend

Published: 24 August 2017 > USA

This weekend, on Saturday, 26 August & Sunday, 27 August, White Supremacist groups are coming for planned rallies in San Francisco and Berkeley. One Billion Rising & V-Day activists are planning to march and rally in San Francisco on Saturday, 26 August, joining the growing coalition of individuals, organizations, and…

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RISE FOR WOMEN WORKERS: Tell Fox News and Bill O’Reilly that There’s No Place for Sexual Harassment and Verbal Abuse in the Workplace

Published: 4 April 2017 > USA

On the heels of a story in Saturday’s New York Times reporting that five women had reached settlements totaling $13 million for sexual harassment and verbal abuse claims against Bill O’Reilly, Fox News and its parent company 21st Century Fox are reeling.  As seen on CNN and the New York Times today Bill O’Reilly is…

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Women Workers Rising – Photo Gallery

Published: 10 March 2017 > USA

On International Women’s Day 2017, a rally was held in Washington, DC with women workers, women’s rights, workers’ rights and labor rights activists, unions, advocacy groups, artists and allies on International Women’s Day to end workplace violence and harassment and promote pay equity, one fair living way, paid leave, and…

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On March 8: Massive Women’s Rally at Department of Labor in DC #WOMENWORKERSRISING

Published: 22 February 2017 > USA

MEDIA ALERT FOR MARCH 8, 2017 Contacts: CJ Frogozo, cj(a)drakecomms.us, 310 570 2622 Tim Rusch, ruschtk(a)gmail.com, 917 399 0236 On March 8: Massive Women’s Rally at Department of Labor in DC #WOMENWORKERSRISING: A RALLY WITH WOMEN WORKERS ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY TO END WORKPLACE VIOLENCE AND HARASSMENT AND PROMOTE PAY…

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NYC Artistic UpRISING in Washington Square Park Announced! Make Valentine’s Day a Day of Revolutionary Love & Resistance

Published: 7 February 2017 > USA

LIVE: V-Day in NYC LIVE: V-Day in NYC! (via act.tv) Posted by V-Day on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 READ more about the event & SIGN up on our Facebook event page (so we know how many people are coming!) INVITE your friends and networks! Make Valentine’s Day a Day of…

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JUST IN: One Billion Rising New Mexico Part of Coalition Organizing the New Mexico World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on 29 July

Published: 27 July 2016 > USA

One Billion Rising New Mexico has partnered with The City of Albuquerque and The Life Link who are proud to announce: The New Mexico World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, to be held at Albuquerque Civic Plaza this Friday, 29 July 2016, from 9am to 1pm. Joining forces with the…

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Sign the Pledge, Stand With the Movement for Black Lives

Published: 13 July 2016 > USA

As a grassroots activist movement to end violence against women and girls, we have long recognized that in order to end violence against women and girls, we must change the systems that perpetuate violence – change of mindsets, change of structures that keep violence in place. Change in consciousness, awareness…

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THIS SUNDAY in NYC: People’s Climate March – NEW MEET-UP LOCATION!

Published: 19 September 2014 > USA

On Sunday, 21 September, we’re RISING at the People’s Climate March in NYC! This will be the largest climate march in history – by showing up together, we’ll let our world leaders know that we will not stand by while they continue to ignore this crisis. PLEASE NOTE: We have…

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Rise4Justice Blog: JOURNEY TO JUSTICE by Lisa Phillips

Published: 6 February 2014 > USA

Join this event sponsored by House of Ruth, Project Sister Family Services and University of La Verne. Join us at both cities or drop in at a specific location for speakers, music, dance, spoken word. This is a global call to survivors of violence and those who love them to…

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Meet the Women Behind the State of Female Justice Los Angeles

Published: 4 February 2014 > USA

The event is currently sold out. Can’t make it? Watch LIVE at vday.org/livestream On Thursday, February 6th, we are so proud to bring you The State of Female Justice: Los Angeles.  Join us as we explore why women experience economic, racial, and cultural violence; and ask ourselves what might real justice look like…

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Watch: Eve Ensler & Kimberle Crenshaw on Democracy Now!

Published: 3 February 2014 > USA

A movement is growing worldwide to stop violence against women and girls. One Billion Rising for Justice will take place on February 14, Valentine’s Day, in more than 200 countries worldwide, focusing on the issue of justice for all survivors of gender violence and the impunity that protects perpetrators all…

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Watch: RISING at The Abbey

Published: 3 February 2014 > USA

On Friday, Jan 31, V-Activists in Los Angeles flashmobbed The Abbey to raise awareness about our global day of action.  Check out our video! Many thanks to the team at The Abbey for their support!

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The rising is growing to include all of South Florida

Published: 3 February 2014 > USA

Miami is showing its support of One Billion Rising for Justice by lighting up the iconic Freedom Tower in red and pink on Feb 14! That is right next to the staging area for the motorcyclists and bicyclists to begin their STOP SEX TRAFFICKING traffic slow down.  Included are some of…

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Watch: Photo Slideshow from One Billion Rising 2013 Santa Fe in preparation for this year’s justART, justLIVE, justLOVE, justUS

Published: 31 January 2014 > USA

In 2013, tens of thousands of One Billion Rising events took place on the ground, including in Santa Fe where more than 1,500 people joined in solidarity outside the State Capitol to demand an end to violence against women and girls in New Mexico. This beautiful slideshow tells the story…

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Just announced: ONE BILLION RISING IN ESPAÑOLA, NEW MEXICO ON VALENTINE’S DAY

Published: 24 January 2014 > USA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  “One Billion Rising for Justice” is an international movement that in 2013 involved a billion people in 207 countries who used music and dance in a wide variety of observances that demanded an end to violence against women and girls. On February 14, 2014 the international observance involves…

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WATCH: Shelter Concert Documentary Inspired by One Billion rising 2013

Published: 24 January 2014 > USA

“On February 14th, 2013 I attended a local One Billion Rising event in the Hudson Valley, where I’ve lived for 25 years. That day I was confronted by 14 life-sized cardboard female figures, each with a name of a woman, the town where she had lived and the date on…

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join us: San Francisco will Rise for Justice

Published: 24 January 2014 > USA

WHAT: We are calling on all San Franciscans to harness their power and imagination to RISE for justice and JOIN people in 170 countries. WHERE: San Francisco City Hall, SF WHEN: Feb 14, 4pm – 6pm JOIN US: Imagine, One Billion Women releasing their stories, dancing and speaking out for justice and demanding an…

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National Farmworker Women’s Alliance Kicks-Off Eleven Day Solidarity Fast

Published: 21 January 2014 > USA

PRESS RELEASE January 21, 2014: BALTIMORE, MD- Today the Alianza Nacional de Campesinas (“Alianza de Campesinas”; National Farmworker Women’s Alliance, in English) launched an eleven day fast in solidarity with the Fast for Families for immigration reform and citizenship. The fast is scheduled to take place as House Speaker John Boehner…

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NEW: State Of Female Justice: Los Angeles 2/6

Published: 21 January 2014 > USA

Los Angeles activists don’t miss The State of Female Justice: LA panel! Join Laura Flanders (GRITtv), Susan Burton (A New Way Of Life Re-Entry Project), V-Board member Kimberlé Crenshaw (Columbia/UCLA Law School), Eve Ensler, Ashley Franklin (Community Rights Campaign), Mayor Gayle McLaughlin (Mayor of Richmond, CA), and Olivia Wilde (actor/activist)….

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JUST ANNOUNCED: JustLove Featuring Eve Ensler, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Danielle LaPorte & more on 2/14 in NYC!

Published: 21 January 2014 > USA

On 14 February in NYC, join Maya Azucena, Gabrielle Bernstein, Eve Ensler, Rha Goddess, Dr. Hyun Kyung, Danielle LaPorte, Patricia Moreno, Dr. Christiane Northrup, and Meggan Watterson, for this incredible day-long event providing women and girls with the space to come together to listen, learn, be heard, supported, and held….

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Rise4Justice Blog: We Are Not Separate from our Environments by Asha Canalos

Published: 8 January 2014 > USA

On February 14, 2014, I am joining women across the globe who are making their voices heard with One Billion Rising for Justice. There is a clear parallel between crimes and oppression inflicted on women and girls, everywhere in the world, and the disrespect and violence exhibited to the earth, to…

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We Are Rising at Sundance! ONE BILLION RISING Short Film Accepted!

Published: 11 December 2013 > USA

V-Day is excited to announce that our newest short film, ONE BILLION RISING, will world premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival beginning January 19th! ONE BILLION RISING features footage from activists in over 207 countries and showcases the radical awakening of body and consciousness that took place in 2013….

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Thursday, November 7: The State of Female Justice in America

Published: 24 October 2013 > USA

Footage of the evening also available at GRITtv > Building on last year’s sold-out public forum on the State of Female America, V-Day is bringing together a stellar group of women for a public panel discussion on The State of Female Justice. Hosted by Laura Flanders (GRITtv) and featuring: Catherine…

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Tuesday, October 29: Dr. Denis Mukwege in Conversation with Eve Ensler – Special $10 Activist Rate Available!

Published: 24 October 2013 > USA

V-Day has tickets at the special rate of $10 available for you our incredible V-Day activists for this one night only event in NYC! RISE4JUSTICE: Dr. Denis Mukwege in Conversation with Eve Ensler Tuesday, October 29 6:30 – 8:30pm (Doors open at 6:00pm) Deepak Homebase at ABC Carpet & Home…

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Don’t Miss this Saturday, Eve at the Save Minisink & The Black Dirt Farms Rally

Published: 24 October 2013 > USA

Saturday, October 26, Eve Ensler will be joining a coalition of groups and speakers including John Feal, Angela Monti Fox, as well as affected farmers, food distributors, chefs and restaurateurs for the Save Minisink & The Black Dirt Farms Rally in Union Square, NYC. The rally will focus on connecting…

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JOIN US IN NYC – RISE4JUSTICE Speakers Series: Malalai Joya & Dr. Denis Mukwege in Conversation with Eve Ensler

Published: 20 September 2013 > USA

Join Eve Ensler for this special RISE4JUSTICE Speakers Series featuring Afghan activist and author Malalai Joya on October 5th, and renowned Congolese activist Dr. Denis Mukwege on October 29th at ABC Carpet & Home. RISE4JUSTICE: Malalai Joya Saturday, October 5 6:30 – 8:30pm (Doors open at 6:00pm) TICKETS: $25 General…

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V-Day Statement Against Possible U.S. Military Intervention in Syria

Published: 4 September 2013 > USA

The situation in Syria is dire with 100,000 dead, over 2 million having fled the country (half of them children), and 4.25 million internally displaced. V-Day calls on you, our community, to rise and make our voices heard against military intervention, as such an action would simply bring about more violence and…

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Dear One Billion Rising Activists

Published: 8 July 2013 > Philippines, USA

ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE is a global call to women survivors of violence and those who love them to come together in community and solidarity outside places where they are entitled to justice.

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Meet Maya Penn, 13 year old CEO of Maya’s Ideas [DIV]

Published: 4 July 2013 > USA

We celebrate independence by highlighting amazing girls who take it upon themselves to create change in the world through art. Do It V (DIV) is a column featuring talented V-Girls around the globe who are inspired to make art, fashion, technology and other DIY projects in the name of activism…

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