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Vagina Monologues playwright: ‘It never said a woman is someone with a vagina’ (The Guardian)

Published: 16 January 2015

Photograph: Martin Argles/The Guardian By Oliver Laughland (The Guardian) After theatre group at all-female Mount Holyoke College blasts the play for not doing enough to include transgender people and people of colour, Eve Ensler tells the Guardian: ‘I would like to believe the play is outdated but sadly it isn’t’ The playwright…

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Holyoke Is Too PC For Vagina Monologues (Daily Beast)

Published: 16 January 2015

By Lizzie Crocker (Daily Beast) Mount Holyoke College is not allowing a performance of The Vagina Monologues after complaints it’s transphobic. But when did artistic censorship become a good feminist look? Ever since the 1996 Off-Broadway premiere of The Vagina Monologues, written by Eve Ensler to “celebrate the vagina” and women’s…

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This Women’s College Canceled ‘The Vagina Monologues’: Find Out Why But not everyone’s on board with the decision (MTV)

Published: 16 January 2015

By Gil Kaufman (MTV) Late last year, Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, redefined the admissions policy for the traditionally all-female school to include any academically qualified students — regardless of their anatomy or gender identity. The only caveat was that prospective attendees could not be biologically male and…

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In The News: V-Men in the making by Colani Hlatshwayo

Published: 7 January 2015

Read the original article online at the Swazi Observer The following is an interview put forward to a young men’s organisation which supports the One Billion Rising for Justice Campaign. Here are some V-Men in the making! 1.  What is the Swaziland Youth Empowerment Organisation  and what do you do?…

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In The News: Filipinos rise for justice

Published: 28 March 2014

Read the original post at bulatlat.com HERE On February 14, 2014, women’s rights advocates gathered to rise for One Billion Rising for Justice, a global movement to stop violence against women and children. In the Philippines, women’s group Gabriela and One Billion Rising global director Monique Wilson led the campaign….

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In The News: V-Activist and Tasaru Ntomonok Initiative Founder Agnes Pareiyo Honored in Nairobi

Published: 10 March 2014

Pomp and colour at inaugural Inspirational Women of the Year awards 2014   07-03-2014 By : NGEC COMMUNICATIONS Friday March 7, 2014, on the eve of the International Women’s day, at the Hilton Hotel Nairobi, history was unfolding; the ballroom was filled to capacity, 49 honourees of the first ever…

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Monique Wilson, Hacienda Luisita women dance for justice BY PIA RANADA

Published: 7 March 2014

Read the original article and view more photos at Rappler online HERE PEASANT WOMEN RISING. Theater actress and One Billion Rising Global Coordinator Monique Wilson dances with the peasant women of Hacienda Luisita to call for genuine land reform. All photos by Dax Simbol/Rappler MANILA, Philippines – World-famous stage actress…

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In the News: New Revolutions? Finding and Naming Them for Transnational Feminisms By Zillah Eisenstein

Published: 5 March 2014

In Beirut, +20 women rose boldly to dance in unity w/ their sisters around the world defying injustice against women. My writing is a small offering to give political voice to the extra-ordinary attempt at trans-national and cultural and racial and class and gender solidarity. It is to give a…

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In the News: Monique Wilson to receive St. Scholastica’s Hildegarde Award for Women in Media By Lester Babiera

Published: 3 March 2014

Read the original article at Inquirer.net HERE  MONIQUE Wilson, Sister Mary John, Jonathan Rondina of St. Scholastica’s College International stage actor and women’s rights advocate Monique Wilson will receive the Hildegarde Lifetime Achievement Award for media and the performing arts from St. Scholastica’s College on March 8. Wilson fell in love with theater…

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In the News: Monique Wilson, Eve Ensler reach out to Yolanda survivors By MST Lifestyle

Published: 3 March 2014

Read the original article online at Manila Standard Today HERE As the country reels in the havoc from Typhoon Yolanda’s catastrophic damage that plowed across six islands in the country, donations and aid from overseas continue to pour in. Images from ground zero compelled Monique Wilson, One Billion Rising Director…

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In the News: One Billion Rise for Justice by ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL

Published: 26 February 2014

Read the original article at Bulatlat.com HERE “The three issues of injustices namely, Aquino’s criminal neglect of victims of calamities, his neo-liberal policies that result in high prices of basic goods and utilities, and government’s unabated corruption, served to further push women and their families deeper into the quagmire of…

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In the News: En Palestine, combattre les violences faites aux femmes en les mettant en scène

Published: 19 February 2014

Read the original article on TV5 Monde HERE En Palestine, combattre les violences faites aux femmes en les mettant en scène Pour la première fois de son existence incertaine, la Palestine participait à la campagne internationale One Billion Rising for Justice – Un milliard debout pour la justice – contre…

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In the News: One Billion Rising for Justice: A resounding women’s call for justice

Published: 19 February 2014 > Philippines

The original article can be read online at Pinoy Weekly HERE  One Billion Rising for Justice | A resounding women’s call for justice by Pinoy Weekly Staff Upping the ante in its call to action to end violence against women, this year’s One Billion Rising for Justice (OBR4J) in the Philippines…

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In the News: Un billón de pie contra el maltrato hacia las mujeres en el mundo

Published: 19 February 2014

 Read the original article at Equilibrium HERE Un billón de pie contra el maltrato hacia las mujeres en el mundo La organización “V-Day” promovió este 14 de febrero un levantamiento global en contra del maltrato hacia las mujeres. El Salvador participó por primera vez en esta iniciativa. Por: José Víctor…

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In The News: St. Lucian V-activists share two articles covering their One Billion Rising events

Published: 19 February 2014

We love seeing local coverage of global events. Both articles are also available to read online. The first article can be found at HTS St. Lucia HERE One billion rising Story by Alison Kentish htsslucia.org “One in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime….

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In the News: Guyana Reports on the local Rising

Published: 19 February 2014

V-Activists have sent in some incredible photos from their events in Guyana as well as two articles that covered the risings!     Read the original an StabroekNews article HERE     Call made for improved education for girls – at One Billion Rising event February 15, 2014 · By Staff…

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In the News: Where struggles find a voice By K Naresh Kumar

Published: 17 February 2014

Read the original article in The New Indian Express HERE HYDERABAD Published: 15th February 2014 10:04 AM Last Updated: 15th February 2014 10:34 AM Can two women, separated by a generation, lead two different and purposeful lives under the same roof? What is it that makes the younger one defy…

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In the News: Filipinas join ‘One Billion Rising’ flash mob against domestic violence By Vivian Zalvidea Araullo

Published: 17 February 2014

Marily Mondejar of Filipino Women’s Network speaks before the Valentine’s Day flash mob. PHOTO/ VIVIAN ZALVIDEA ARAULLO Read the original article at Inquirer.net HERE  SAN FRANCISCO — A flash mob of hundred people danced in front of City Hall on Valentine’s Day as part of the global campaign to end…

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In the News: Eve Ensler and One Billion Rising for Justice: Transforming Pain into Power by Kristi York Wooten

Published: 13 February 2014

Original article available on HuffPost HERE This Valentine’s Day, women and men around the world will dance, march, gather, and use their voices to speak out against injustices that affect women and girls. It’s called One Billion Rising for Justice, and it’s the brainchild of Eve Ensler, Tony award-winning playwright (“The…

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In the News: Future Justice Means Justice for Women and Girls by Jakob von Uexkull

Published: 13 February 2014

The original version of this article written by Jakob von Uexkull is available on HuffPost HERE One in three women worldwide will experience violence in her lifetime. They are subjected to brutal violations of their human rights. Many are denied justice at the most fundamental level. On February 14, 2014, the world will…

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In the News: Support One Billion Rising by Anthony Gifford

Published: 12 February 2014

Read the original article by the guest columnist in The Jamaica Gleaner HERE   On February 14, women all over the world will be taking to the streets in support of the ‘One Billion Rising’ campaign to protest against violence against women. The one billion is a number extrapolated from…

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In the News: Where Are the Women Who Will Raise Their Voices for Those Raped, Hit, and Attacked for Being Women? by Skin

Published: 12 February 2014

Read the original article on HuffPost HERE I’ve had enough. I’ve had enough of hearing about women across Britain being attacked and abused just because they are women. I’m sick of hearing that in 2014 not only is domestic violence still a concern for many women, but that it’s actually…

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In the News: One Billion Rising for Justice’ all set on Feb. 14 by JANESS ANN J. ELLAO

Published: 10 February 2014 > Philippines

Read the original article on Bulatlat.com HERE “Majority of Filipino women have no food, no sustainable jobs, no affordable health care, education, housing and other social services. Women are poorer and hungrier under the administration of President Aquino.” – Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Luz Ilagan   MANILA — Women’s groups announced…

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In the News: V-Day campaigns for gender equality by Jenna MAFFUCCI

Published: 10 February 2014

Fourth-year Latin American studies student Jen Lainez performs as part of “The Vagina Monologues,” which will conclude a month-long campaign titled V-Day, hosted by UCLA students of Social Awareness Network for Activism through Art. Each V-Day event follows a donation-based admission price. READ the original article posted on the UCLA…

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In the News: Lokua Kanza jouera un concert de solidarité avec les victimes de violences sexuelles à Bukavu

Published: 7 February 2014 > Democratic Republic of Congo

Lokua Kanza, artiste musicien congolais                   Radio Okapi, a regional radio station in the DRC interviews congolese musician Pascal Lokua Kanza about his return to his hometown of Bukavu after a five year leave for his participation in this years One Billion Rising…

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In the News: One billion rising: dance against injustice BY RAISA MARIELLE SERAFICA

Published: 7 February 2014

ONE BILLION RISING. According to Monique Wilson, injustice and the culture of impunity are at the core of the prevalent violence committed against women and children. Photo by Raisa Serafica/Rappler Read the original post on Rappler.com HERE MANILA, Philippines – What would one billion individuals who are rising for justice…

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In the News: A different Valentine’s Day this year by Rana Siddiqui Zaman

Published: 7 February 2014

Activist Kamla Bhasin at a press conference in New Delhi on Thursday.- Photo: Monica Tiwari Read the original article published in The Hindu HERE 7 Feb 14- One Billion Rising for justice for women kicks off in the Capital next week This year, Valentine’s Day that falls on February 14, will be…

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In the News: ‘One Billion Rising’ to promote justice for domestic violence victims

Published: 6 February 2014

District Attorney George Gascón speaks at an event for One Billion Rising for Justice. Read the original article by Jessica Kwong for The San Francisco Examiner HERE  Prior to a domestic violence homicide in January, none had occurred in San Francisco for more than three and a half years — “unprecedented for…

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In the News: Justice Rising by Kimberle Crenshaw

Published: 5 February 2014

Read the original article on Huff Post HERE! ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE is a global campaign to end violence against women and girls. On February 14, 2014, women, men and children across the globe will dance to welcome the world that is to come, one in which violence against…

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In the News: Violence against women: help us build a global picture at The Guardian Development

Published: 29 January 2014

Indian women march in a protest against gender violence in Delhi. Photograph: Reuters GuardianWitness is calling on women and men from around the world to share their stories on the topic of violence against women to help build a  global picture. Submissions are already coming in. We invite you to participate…

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Un Billón de Pie Perú/One Billion Rising Peru featured in Ellos & Ellas Magazine

Published: 17 January 2014 > Peru

JUST released today, a local Peruvian magazine published a powerful and poignant article about the prevalence of and pressing need to END violence against women in Peru. The author does not shy away from highlighting the cultural normalization of family violence, or the level of justice NOT served by the…

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Once More With Feeling, Eve Ensler’s In India To Harness Woman Power

Published: 20 December 2013 > India

By Aditi Bishnoi Delhi (Women’s Feature Service) – On a winter afternoon in Delhi, her dazzling yellow-and-fuchsia Indian outfit brightens the room, even as her infectious smile enthuses her supporters. She instantly has everyone’s attention when she speaks: “I am inspired by Indian women, whether it’s the girl on the…

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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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Eve’s New Piece In The Guardian: One Billion Rising: the 2014 Campaign to End Violence Against Women

Published: 11 December 2013

Want to know why we’re RISING for Justice in 2014? Check out the latest piece by Eve in The Guardian, and join us on 14 February to RISE, RELEASE, and DANCE “This year we are escalating and deepening the campaign with One Billion Rising for Justice. Justice is about restoring…

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Eve Ensler and One Billion Rising Director Monique Wilson to Visit India and Nepal as part of ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE tour with Global Coordinators On The Ground

Published: 6 December 2013 > India, Nepal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Susan Celia Swan/Kate Fisher: media(at)vday.org +1 917 865 6603  Eve Ensler and One Billion Rising Director Monique Wilson to Visit India and Nepal as part of ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE tour with Global Coordinators On The Ground Ensler To Make Special Appearance at The Times of…

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We RISE for the Philippines – Join Us & Stand With Our Sisters & Brothers

Published: 12 November 2013 > Philippines

V-Day has set up a V-Fund to benefit women and men on the ground immediately. 100% of donations will go directly to these efforts via GABRIELA and Gabriela Women’s Party. All donations made to the V-Fund will be matched. Please read the below letters from One Billion Rising Director Monique…

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V-Season 2014 is Here! Stage an Event!

Published: 30 September 2013

Last year, you helped us rock the earth on 14 February 2013, and joined ONE BILLION RISING to demand an end to violence against women and girls. This year, we need your energy, passion, and joy once again, as we launch the next wave, ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE! We invite…

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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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RISE 4 JUSTICE FOR IRAQ: URGENT APPEAL FROM THE ORGANIZATION OF WOMEN’S FREEDOM IN IRAQ

Published: 4 September 2013 > Iraq

Yanar Mohammed, President and co-founder of the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI), released this statement and urgent call to action in response to the thousands of Iraqi children born with serious birth defects caused by the humanitarian crisis created by the US military when they withdrew, and is…

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Rise 4 Justice in Afghanistan: Malalai Joya & Eve Issue Joint Statement

Published: 21 August 2013 > Afghanistan

We are writing to bring to your attention the case of a poor 16-year-old Afghan girl named Shakila, who was raped and murdered on 22 January 2012 by Wahidi Behishti, a warlord member of the provincial council of Bamian province. We feel strongly that Wahidi Behishti should be prosecuted for…

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Eve Ensler on Trayvon Martin: Boys with Tender Hearts and Big Dreams in Their Hoodies [HUFFPOST]

Published: 17 July 2013

Trayvon Martin

I am not you. I am not Trayvon Martin. But as a woman there are things I do know and things that I have experienced that bring us into the same story, the same struggle.

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STAGE TWO ANNOUNCED: ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE

Published: 8 July 2013

Today, V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls, and the One Billion Rising campaign announced the launch of ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE, which will focus on the issue of justice for all survivors of gender violence, and ending the rampant impunity that prevails globally.

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NEW SHORT FILM “RISING” by V-Day & Tony Stroebel

Published: 8 July 2013

As part of the 8 July launch of the new ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE campaign, V-Day is debuting a new short film called “Rising,” by South African filmmaker Tony Stroebel (“One Billion Rising,” “The Man Prayer,” “Break The Chain”). The film features global event footage from One Billion Rising…

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PRESS RELEASE: We ROSE for VAWA & It PASSED!

Published: 28 February 2013

We want to send a HUGE thank you to everyone who seized the moment, contacted their representatives, and ROSE for VAWA! The inclusive, bi-partisan Senate version of the Violence Against Women Act passed today and it would not have been possible without YOUR support, outrage, emails, flash mobs, tweets, posts,…

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NEWS: Do you know what would have been the best Valentine’s Day Ever? (Yahoo News)

Published: 15 February 2013

Was your Valentine’s Day boring, disappointing, lonely or just generally all about funding foreign wars? Are greeting cards, candy hearts and flowers just not your thing? Perhaps you’ll have a better time next year if you do what a whole lot of folks around the globe did yesterday: Rise up and fight…

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NEWS: ‘One Billion Rising’ Campaigns to End Violence Against Women’ (NPR “Morning Edition”)

Published: 15 February 2013

by JULIE MCCARTHY Valentine’s Day saw women from around the globe take up the cause of ending sexual violence. From London to Los Angeles to Johannesburg, street exhibitions, dance performances and musical rallies were all held under the slogan “One Billion Rising.” In New Delhi, revulsion over the fatal gang rape…

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NEWS: One Billion Rising Campaign – Target: Gender Violence (Pravda)

Published: 15 February 2013

The 57th Session of the United Nations Organization’s Commission on the Status of Women will provide a follow-up to the Fourth World Conference on Women and to the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly entitled “Women 2000: gender equality, development and peace for the twenty-first century”. How far have…

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NEWS: Slideshow – One Billion Rising in Atlanta (Atlanta Business Journal)

Published: 15 February 2013

By Jacques Couret Atlanta took part this Valentine’s Day in a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls — One Billion Rising. Click the photo on the right for a slideshow of the day’s events. Speakers at the Georgia Capitol in the morning included choreographer Debbie Allen, SPANX founder Sara…

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NEWS: “The ‘One Billion rising’ on the Streets of Delhi” (The New York Times)

Published: 15 February 2013

By NIHARIKA MANDHANA On Valentine’s Day in Delhi, the pink band was ubiquitous, tied around arms, on wrists and foreheads, around necks and backpacks. Printed on it were the words “Enough! No More Violence Against Women.” On Thursday evening, as many set out for the customary Valentine’s Day dinner in the…

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NEWS: One Billion Rising in India (Wall Street Journal)

Published: 15 February 2013

By Aditi Malhotra and Shreya Shah Thousands of people on Valentine’s Day gathered in cities across India in support of  ’One Billion Rising,’  a global campaign aimed at raising awareness to stop violence against women. The campaign, started by playwright and activist Eve Ensler last year, comes as women’s rights…

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NEWS: Slideshow: ‘One Billion Rising’ in India (Wall Street Journal)

Published: 15 February 2013

http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2013/02/15/video-one-billion-rising-in-delhi-and-mumbai/tab/slideshow/#slide/1

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VIDEO: Videos Of Risings From Around the World!

Published: 14 February 2013

http://2013.onebillionrising.org/livestream

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NEWS: 8 celebs Getting Up for One Billion Rising (MTV Act)

Published: 14 February 2013

by Danica Davidson The day has come, and nope, we’re not talking ’bout Valentine’s Day! Today we RISE. Why?!  One Billion Rising is working to stop violence against women (alarmingly, one in three women will be physically or sexually assaulted during her lifetime) and people from all walks of life (celebs, me, hopefully…

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NEWS: Anoushka Shankar Discusses Abuse, Backs ‘One Billion Rising’ campaign (Billboard)

Published: 14 February 2013

By Lars Brandle The daughter of late Indian sitar great Ravi Shankar has spoken out about how she was sexually abused as a child. Anoushka Shankar, herself a talented sitar player, has told of how she had suffered “groping, touching and verbal abuse” by a man “my parents trusted”. Shankar shares…

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NEWS: Kyrgyzstan: ‘One Billion Rising’ Comes to Bishkek (Eurasianet.org)

Published: 14 February 2013

by Cai Wilkinson In addition to being Valentine’s Day, February 14 this year was also V-Day, which thousands of people worldwide marked by participating in One Billion Rising, a global day of action – and dancing – to protest violence against women and girls. Bishkek was no exception. Bishkek Feminist Collective…

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NEWS: Steubenville Flash Mob: Eve Ensler’s One Billion Rising Movement Spans the Globe (News 5 TV/AP)

Published: 14 February 2013

By SANDY COHEN LOS ANGELES – Thousands danced in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Hundreds chanted in South Africa, carrying signs and candles. The Philippines held a 24-hour dance party. Scores of students in India gathered for a candlelight vigil. Students even flash mobbed in Steubenville. Organizers say these are…

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NEWS: “A Flash Mob Dance for Women’s Rights” (Wall Street Journal – India)

Published: 14 February 2013

By Aditi Malhotra Around 3,000 people are expected to gather in New Delhi’s Parliament Street this Saint Valentine’s Day to raise their voices in support of women’s rights. But it won’t be a regular rally: There will a flash mob, a street play and music performances – just to name…

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NEWS: Photos – One Billion Rising Global Campaign 2013 (Denver Post)

Published: 14 February 2013

“One Billion Rising” flashmobs and rallies with singing and dancing were organized around the world as part of the campaign, timed to coincide with Valentine’s Day, Thursday, February 14, 2013, to bring an end to violence against women. http://photos.denverpost.com/2013/02/14/photos-one-billion-rising-global-campaign-2013/#1

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NEWS: One Billion Rising: Indonesia joins world discussion on rape (Christian Science Monitor)

Published: 14 February 2013

Today is One Billion Rising, a day of activism around women’s rights and against rape across the world. Indonesia is just one of 200 countries involved. By Sara Schonhardt JAKARTA, INDONESIA When Indonesian high court Judge Muhammad Daming Sunusi joked during vetting for a Supreme Court position last month that women…

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NEWS: One Billion Rising: An End to Violence Against Women (TIME)

Published: 14 February 2013

On Feb. 14 women across the globe are taking to the streets in a celebration of dance, calling for an end to violence against women By Sorcha Pollak One out of three women on the planet will be beaten or raped in their lifetime—that’s over a billion women who will experience…

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NEWS: Finissons-en avec la violence exercée contre les femmes ! (Le Monde)

Published: 14 February 2013

One Billion Rising s’est révélée être la campagne la plus facile que nous ayons menée, car elle s’est nourrie d’un désir universel de danser pour la liberté. La violence dont les femmes sont victimes est le problème source de tous les autres ; les femmes y répondent viscéralement, immédiatement, émotionnellement, et politiquement à…

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NEWS: Ensler’s Billion Rising Movement Spans the Globe (AP)

Published: 14 February 2013

By SANDY COHEN LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands danced in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Hundreds chanted in South Africa, carrying signs and candles. The Philippines held a 24-hour dance party. Scores of students in India gathered for a candlelight vigil. Organizers say these are among thousands of events taking place…

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NEWS: One Billion ‘Rising Against Women Abuse,” (Al Jazeera)

Published: 14 February 2013

One in three – more than one billion – women and girls on the planet are beaten or raped during their lifetime. By Courtney E Martin There are times when it feels like audacity is endangered. I come from a generation that is known, particularly in contrast to the supposedly rebellious…

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NEWS: Eve Ensler’s 1 Billion Rising anti-violence movement under way with events across the globe (Huffington Post/AP)

Published: 14 February 2013

By Sandy Cohen LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Thousands danced in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Hundreds chanted in South Africa, carrying signs and candles. The Philippines held a 24-hour dance party. Scores of students in India gathered for a candlelight vigil. Organizers say these are among thousands of events taking…

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NEWS: One Billion Rising Stage Flash Mob Daley Plaza (DNAinfo Chicago)

Published: 13 February 2013

By Lizzie Schiffman THE LOOP — If you’re expecting a quiet lunch break at Daley Plaza around noon Thursday, think again: Things are going to get rowdy. That’s when hundreds of Chicago women will break out in dance for a “flash mob-style” performance to celebrate the 15th anniversary of V-Day, an advocacy group…

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NEWS: One Billion Rising: London Flashmob on Valentine’s Day as part of global campaign (Yahoo News U.K.)

Published: 13 February 2013

Supporters including actress Thandie Newton and Vagina Monologues writer Eve Ensler have backed the huge movement, which claims that one in three women worldwide are subject to violence at some point in their life. By Chris Parsons Campaigners have descended on London this Valentine’s Day for a ‘flashmob dance’ in support…

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NEWS: “In India, ‘One Billion Rising’ Resonates with Many” (The New York Times)

Published: 13 February 2013

By NIHARIKA MANDHANA The protests in Delhi demanding justice after the Dec. 16 gang rape may have wound down, but many women here, including Reecha Upadhyay, a 34-year-old filmmaker, continue to feel a “deep sense of outrage.” “We can’t be on the streets physically every day, but surely there’s something we…

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NEWS: “Dancing On Behalf of a Billion” (The New York Times)

Published: 12 February 2013

By AMELIA GENTLEMAN LONDON — Anyone who happens to be passing through Westminster at 11 o’clock on Valentine’s Day may — if things go as planned — catch an unusual glimpse of a few members of Parliament gathered somewhere in the shadow of Big Ben, dancing along the footpath. The actress…

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NEWS: “Thousands To Dance In Protest Vs Violence On Women, Girl Children” (davaotoday.com)

Published: 6 February 2013

“Usa kini ka panawagan para ipakita ang  pursigidong paningkamot nga putlon na ang kulturang pagpang-abuso sa kababayen-an (This is a global call to show our persevered efforts to end the culture of abuse against women),” Marynil Garcia, Gabriela Women’s Party (GWP) coordinator here, told davaotoday.com. She said some 500 women, men and…

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NEWS: Eve Ensler: “Alla Violenza Sulle Donne Dico Basta Ballando In Piazza”

Published: 5 February 2013

SONO sorprendenti già i numeri: 189 paesi nel mondo, oltre 70 città in Italia, 13mila organizzazioni femminili coinvolte, e milioni di donne e uomini che hanno aderito, dal Bangladesh a Roma, dal Dalai Lama alla pacifista Vandana Shiva, da Yoko Ono a Robert Redford, da Charlize Theron a Anna Hathaway,…

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NEWS: One Billion Raped, One Billion Rising (Be The Change)

Published: 4 February 2013

There are now 7 billion people on the planet, roughly half of whom are women. Recent statistics state that 1 in 3 women will be raped or beaten during her lifetime. So even by low estimates, we are facing a worldwide epidemic of Violence Against Women that will affect — no, devastate — ONE…

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NEWS: Eve Ensler : Danser Contre Les Violences Faites Aux Femmes

Published: 31 January 2013

Depuis des mois, Eve Ensler prépare une révolution. Le 14 février prochain, l’auteure des « Monologues du vagin » invite les citoyens du monde entier à danser pour mettre fin aux violences faites aux femmes. Du Bangladesh à l’Allemagne en passant par la République démocratique du Congo, l’opération baptisée One…

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NEWS: One Billion Rising: ‘It’s Like A Feminist Tsunami’ (The Guardian)

Published: 28 January 2013

Since Eve Ensler launched the One Billion Rising campaign to end violence against women she has been repeatedly asked: is it a dance movement or overtly political? A protest or a giant global celebration? Just a few weeks before 14 February, the date that Ensler, activist and author of The Vagina Monologues,…

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VIDEO: ONE BILLION RISING VIDEO: WATCH the “Man Prayer”

Published: 25 January 2013

We are so moved to see all the men who have joined ONE BILLION RISING. So many of you, our brothers, fathers, grandfathers, sons, friends, husbands, and boyfriends have committed to RISE with us on 14 February. This movement would not be possible without you. Violence against women and girls…

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NEWS: Playwright Eve Ensler to Arrive in Mumbai to Address Meetings on Women’s Rights Issue (The Times of India)

Published: 2 January 2013

By Bella Jaisinghani, TNN MUMBAI: Playwright Eve Ensler, who wrote the Vagina Monologues, will arrive in Mumbai on January 4 to address a series of meetings on the issue of women’s rights. She will launch the Mumbai edition of the One Billion Rising (OBR) campaign, a global movement aimed at…

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VIDEO: Eve Ensler and Monique Wilson campaign to stop violence against wome (Headstart)

Published: 31 December 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uazpdEzJGlU

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VIDEO: One Billion Rising Philippines Short Film!

Published: 22 December 2012

ONE BILLION RISING Regional Coordinator Monique Wilson and her incredible team have created the next ONE BILLION RISING short film for the Philippines. From the comfort women who suffered sexual slavery during the Japanese occupation to domestic workers subjected to assault and isolation by their employers, to systemic causes of…

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NEWS: Anne Hathaway on One Billion Rising in Glamour Magazine

Published: 12 December 2012

The fiercely talented, smart, and delightful Anne Hathaway graces the cover of the January issue of Glamour Magazine, sporting a limited-edition One Billion Rising tank top and talking with our own Eve Ensler about her support for our campaign to end violence against women and girls. An excerpt: Eve Ensler:…

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NEWS: Eve Ensler on Democracy NOW

Published: 26 November 2012

Eve Ensler will be on Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman this morning, Tuesday, 27 November between 8am and 9am ET. Watch as Eve discusses Emotional Creature, ONE BILLION RISING and tonight’s event The State of Female America. WATCH Live Online > http://www.vday.org/node/3000

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VIDEO: The State of Female America, November 27th in NYC

Published: 26 November 2012

Join us for a special evening with Eve Ensler (V-Day), Karen Higgins (National Nurses United), Kimberle Crenshaw (UCLA School of Law), Amber Hollibaugh (Queers for Economic Justice), Amy Leon (V-Girls), Ai-jen Poo (Domestic Workers Alliance), Randi Weingarten (American Federation of teachers), Ann Wright (Army Colonel, Rt.), and others as we…

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PRESS RELEASE: V-Day’s One Billion Rising Campaign Unveils New Song And Music Video: “Break The Chain”

Published: 19 November 2012

November 19, 2012 V-DAY’S ONE BILLION RISING CAMPAIGN UNVEILS NEW SONG AND MUSIC VIDEO: “BREAK THE CHAIN” Written by Renowned Producer Tena Clark, Featuring Dancer and Choreographer Debbie Allen, and Directed by Tony Stroebel, New Video to Spread Awareness of Global Campaign ONE BILLION RISING Campaign Escalates with 176 Countries…

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NEWS: “Eve Ensler Rising” (The Nation by Laura Flanders)

Published: 7 November 2012

With a new play, Emotional Creature, and big plans for V-Day 2013, the activist playwright reaches for new heights. By Laura Flanders I have known Eve Ensler for almost thirty years, and I have never talked to her about my vagina. We have done lots of other things. In the early…

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NEWS: “I Am Rising…” Video Series Launches on “The Guardian” and OneBillionRising.org

Published: 28 September 2012

Robert Redford: ‘This is not a women’s issue, it’s a global crisis’Today, the ongoing video series entitled “I Am Rising…” debuts featuring short videos by local activists, artists, actors, and thinkers from around the world. The series coincides with a weeklong print and online video series breaking in London’s The…

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PRESS RELEASE: V-Day Announces The Escalation Of Global One Billion Rising Campaign

Published: 24 September 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE V-DAY ANNOUNCES THE ESCALATION OF GLOBAL ONE BILLION RISING CAMPAIGN: NEW WEBSITE AND VIDEO SERIES LAUNCH TODAY Activists, Artists, Movie stars, Ministers, Movement Builders, Members of Parliament in 160 Countries and Thousands of Organizations Sign On;  Eve Ensler Announces Global Tour 14 February 2013 to be V-Day’s Largest…

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NEWS: ‘Together we can end violence against women’ by Eve Ensler (The Guardian)

Published: 24 September 2012

One in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime; ending violence against women is as important as ending poverty, or Aids or global warming. That’s why I want you to join our campaign By Eve Ensler Cassandra keeps calling to me. Cassandra, given the…

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