09 Feb On 14 Feb, the World is RISING, Activists will RISE FOR FREEDOM & to Create the New Culture
READY TO RISE?
This Year Activists Celebrate 10 Years of OBR
and 25 of V-Day as They RISE
Join survivors, artists and activists in 88 countries across the globe as we RISE For Freedom & to Create the New Culture and address the devastating consequences of the ongoing vicious systems of patriarchy, imperialism, capitalism and racism in the world today and the destructive battle for power fought over women’s bodies and the body of the earth.
2023 will be the year of INSPIRATION and ASPIRATION. A year of storytelling, building communities, strengthening solidarity, sharing dreams, planting trees, creating art, honoring women and the earth, and of dancing. It is the year we will continue to ENVISION and CREATE new ways of being, seeing, living, loving and connecting. Of raising consciousness and deepening understanding. So that our freedom, our future, is rooted in truth, love, community, earth and body.
WATCH this video from OBR Philippines celebrating 10 years of women rising
Created by a community of 47 One Billion Rising coordinators located across the globe, this year’s campaign will celebrate 10 years of OBR and 24 years of V-Day, urging communities worldwide to utilize art and activism, creative resistance events and gatherings, both online and offline, to demand an end to violence against women, girls and the planet and to shine a light on the rampant impunity and injustice that survivors most often face.
Join 14 February Global Dance Actions or Plan a RISING in Your Community
One thousand events are taking place including flashmobs and artistic uprisings, creative resistance events, art & music festivals; coalition building among different grassroots GBV groups; flash mobs; concerts; student & youth-focused gatherings; speeches focusing on sexual harassment in the workplace and educational sphere; workshops with male sports teams to educate about consent and collaborate on how to end toxic masculinity; productions of The Vagina Monologues led by women with disabilities; marches for financial freedom; fashion shows; leadership building events for youth activists; live performance art; debates in local governments; podcast series; seminars about gender justice in universities; online competitions; youth-written monologues & performances about sexual violence, gender roles, stereotypes, and abuse; and many more Risings in the works!
Events are taking place now and will continue through 22 April, Earth Day.
Ready to RISE?
Events are happening across the globe, check out the list
Read about the 2023 theme: Rise for Freedom
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