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Author: V-Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: media (at) vday.org Events to Take Place Globally from February to April, Highlighting the Parallel Between the Exploitation of Women’s Bodies and the Destruction of the Earth Living in a Woman’s Body, Special Issue of The Guardian curated by V (formerly Eve Ensler), to Feature Poems, Essays, Monologues from Diverse Global Voices A Global Zoom Rising, Rejoice & Rise 2022, Will Take Place 14 February featuring V, Emma Thompson, Jacqueline Lewis, Saru Jayaraman, Agnes Pareyio, and more February 2022 - One Billion Rising, an initiative of V-Day, today announced the ONE BILLION RISING 2022 theme and campaign: RISE for the Bodies...

One Billion Rising activists are back at it again in the ninth year of the campaign with over 70 countries rising, hundreds of creative resistance events are taking place on the ground and online to end gender based violence and climate destruction. It’s time to RISE for the Bodies of All Women, Girls & the Earth! Created by a community of more than 45 One Billion Rising global coordinators, this year’s campaign urges 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...

(Reposted from onebillionrising.org) One Billion Rising activists are back at it again in the ninth year of the campaign with over 70 countries rising, hundreds of creative resistance events are taking place on the ground and online to end gender based violence and climate destruction. It’s time to RISE for the Bodies of All Women, Girls & the Earth! Created by a community of more than 45 One Billion Rising global coordinators, this year’s campaign urges 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...

 Join us on Monday, 14 February as we usher in the 2022 One Billion Rising season. One Billion Rising activists are back at it again in the ninth year of the campaign with over 70 countries rising, hundreds of creative resistance events are taking place on the ground and online to end gender based violence and climate destruction. To register/attend Rejoice & Rise 2022: A Body Love Uprising, click here» ...

Pamela Smart, who was part of V-Day and One Billion Rising Founder V’s writing group at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, is seeking commutation of her life without parole sentence. Pamela Smart is seeking a commutation of her sentence of life without parole. Pamela Smart was imprisoned at the age of 22 and has now served nearly 32 years behind bars. She is the longest serving woman inmate in New York State, residing at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. Pamela has expressed deep remorse and taken responsibility for her behavior that led to the murder of her husband Gregg Smart. Her trial was a sensational...

(Reposted from onebillionrising.org) <img class="alignright wp-image-48083" src="https://www.onebillionrising.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/image1.png" alt="Freedom for Olga" width="250" height="444" />One Billion Rising is a global campaign, dedicated to ending violence against women (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender-based violence) and girls, which takes place annually on and about 14 February. More than 200 countries have already joined this action. Belarus is one of them. In 2016, this action was brought to Minsk, Belarus by Olga Gorbunova, the manager of the shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Since then, Belarus has been dancing to end violence against women...

Competition Awards $1,000 Prizes to High School and College Student Winners Who Challenge Patriarchy Through Art, Music, Other Creative Forms FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: media (at) vday.org January 26, 2022 — ​​The gender-based violence prevention groups V-Day and A Call to Men today launched a competition calling on high school students in the United States and college students around the world to use their creative talents to Dismantle Patriarchy. The Dismantle Patriarchy Contest challenges young people to use visual art, music, essay, story, poetry, video or photography to envision how they might change the larger societal system of patriarchy and create an accepting...

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....