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Author: V-Day

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. Congratulations to V-Day Congo Director and Co-founder/Director of City of Joy Christine Schuler Deschryver and the team at City of Joy and to all of the graduates!...

(Reposted from onebillionrising.org) One Billion Rising activists are heeding the call of the #1BillionRising 2022 Campaign – a call to RISE for the Bodies of All Women, Girls & the Earth – harnessing the global energy of 16 Days of Activism to connect both in a deeper, more purposeful, political, transformative and yet also empowering, hopeful way. And to make this coming year a truly radical, bold, fearless escalation of artistic Risings, bringing the issue of Gender Based Violence front and center in their communities. We are experiencing the devastating consequences of the ongoing vicious systems of patriarchy, imperialism, capitalism and racism...

From City of Joy to Voices, the Safe House in Kenya to The Apology, the Beyond Incarceration Project to One Billion Rising, the work is as vibrant and deep as ever. V-Day and One Billion Rising grassroots activists are pushing boundaries and engaging in dialogue to thrust forward the most innovative and creative solutions to challenges on the ground, all the while with an intersectional lens and art and activism at the forefront. They are rising against a wave of right-wing nationalism, white supremacy, misogyny, and greed. And they are rising to center the voices and experiences of the most marginalized....

This giving season support V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against all women (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender-based violence), girls and the planet. Your Solidarity & Support Make This Movement Possible. 
Please consider giving to V-Day this season. The global pandemic has changed our world in unprecedented ways, confining us, taking loved ones away from us and forcing us to reckon with the intractable systems that keep countless people oppressed. Similarly, the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, unrelenting violence from regional conflicts in places like Congo, Venezuela, Israel/Palestine, and the impact of climate...

(Reposted from onebillionrising.org) Dearest Activists, These are times of huge political upheavals - fascism, imperialism, capitalism, climate crisis. And there is an escalation of violence against women being seen throughout the world. Today, we announce the ONE BILLION RISING 2022 campaign: RISE for the Bodies of All Women, Girls & the Earth, created by the ONE BILLION RISING coordinators. Our 2022 call is to connect both in a deeper, more purposeful, political, transformative and yet also empowering, hopeful way. And to make this coming year a truly radical, bold, fearless escalation of artistic risings. Join us. RISE. Women = cisgender, transgender, and those who hold...

(Reposted from onebillionrising.org) 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 to awaken from their Friday-night stupors and the luxury cars had not yet congested the streets. As a bustling assembly grew, the weather was not the only thing of beauty. Women with fair to brown skin, and hues in between, with hair pulled in ponytails or in curly afros, were...

(Reposted from onebillionrising.org) 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 United Nations to rally for and with the women of Afghanistan. Organized by One Billion Rising, the event was part of globally-occurring demonstrations, timed to coincide with a meeting of the U.N. General Assembly. In NYC, ralliers included women, men, girls, boys and gender-nonconforming folks from all backgrounds. They wore...

(Reposted from onebillionrising.org) Nigeria suffers a variety of complex political problems including inequality, pastoralist herder violence, deepening regional divide, corruption, armed banditry, oil disputes, national disunity, communal pastoral conflicts, retributive colonial legacy, and the Boko Haram insurgency. These have emanated from a faulty federal system of governance which has not strategically stabilised from the independence period to the present. More so, the legacy of the Biafran War has extended an insatiable use of force on civilians which is largely seen in the excessive redress of any opposition. Thus, at present, Nigerians are without a civic voice or security as economic welfare...

(Reposted from onebillionrising.org) Together, we take to the streets in a global day of action during which activists, women’s organizations, human rights groups, and high profile individuals will mount in person events in cities, towns and areas across the globe. RISE FOR AND WITH THE WOMEN OF AFGHANISTAN is a call to action developed in consultation with grassroots women leaders and activists on the ground in Afghanistan. A call to activists, supporters, allies, and elected officials to advocate for a more feminist forward foreign policy that prioritizes the self-determination of the Afghan people and non-violence, sustainability and freedom. Women of the world...