Watch: V-Girl and One Billion Rising Youth Coordinator from South Africa discuss the youth movement

Published: 25 February 2014 > South Africa

This incredible, straight forward interview about the youth culture and sexual violence in South Africa. Karbo also preforms the spoken word piece I Am Not What You Fear. Learn more about V-Girls HERE. 

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V-Girl Initiative Samu Sunday Summit participants share their visions of Justice

Published: 12 February 2014 > South Africa

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Samukelisiwe Khumalo, a fierce V-Girl from Soweto, South Africa who has, on her own, curated Samu’s Sunday Summits, where she invites the girls in her neighborhood to meet once a month and talk about issues that face them – in their families, at school, amongst their friends. When she recently…

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V-Girls: NYC One Billion Rising for Justice Youth Committee Planning Meeting

Published: 3 February 2014


Despite adverse weather condition in New York today nearly 45 youth from throughout the city turned out today to participate in this special pre-rising event. All five boroughs were represented: Teen PACT, NYU, and Marymount College in Manhattan; John Adams HS, Long Island City HS, and Bryant HS in Queens; Truman HS…

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Rise4justice blog: ALEX RISING FOR JUSTICE By Mantala Nkoatse V-Girls South Africa

Published: 20 January 2014 > South Africa

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The township of Alexandra known Alex is one of the oldest townships in South Africa. Mantala Nkoatse shares her vision for One Billion Rising for Justice in her community in Alex. One Billion Rising is a campaign that encourages everyone to rise for justice and because justice is peace for…

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Rise4Justice Blog: The Transformative Journey That was South Africa by Barbara Mhangami-Ruwende

Published: 11 October 2013 > South Africa


I journeyed to Johannesburg South Africa, with Cecile Lipworth, Managing Director of V-Day and Joliz Cedeno the Campaigns Manager. We were headed to South Africa to meet with activists, media, dancers, philanthropists and other parties who were interested in the One Billion Rising for Justice Campaign, a campaign for justice…

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Emotional Creatures Changing South Africa!

Published: 11 October 2013 > South Africa


by Joliz Cedeño, Campaigns Manager There is an energy in South Africa unlike any country I’ve traveled to before. It doesn’t come from its bustling city landscape, but rather the present and palpable desire for change. Upon meeting activists and V-Girls throughout Johannesburg and Cape Town it was evident –…

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My vision of Justice: “Just Us”

Published: 8 July 2013 > South Africa


By Mbali Khumalo  Mbali is one of V-Girls South Africa founder members. She has been instrumental in growing V-girls and is currently a first year law student at University of Cape Town. My appreciation of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa runs deep. In fact, as a first…

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

Published: 4 July 2013 > USA

Maya Penn, CEO of Maya's Ideas

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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