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Author: V-Day

One Billion Rising Taiwan, Italy, Mexico We cannot underestimate the power of our solidarity at this moment. Yesterday, activists, individuals and groups rose in global solidarity across social media channels for and with the women of Afghanistan. Using the hashtags #RiseForAndWithWomenofAfghanistan and #StandWithWomenofAfghanistan, the message was carried across 85 countries. Credit: @merno0sh; @loguiraud_foto 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...

TUNE IN & RISE LIVE Updates from International Women’s March in Santiago, Chile 8 March 2021 Follow us at facebook.com/vday and witness events live on the ground, as activists go live during the day on V-Day/One Billion Rising’s Facebook page. #InternationalWomensDay INTERNATIONAL WOMENS MARCH LIVE FROM CHILE - As Chile prepares to elect the authors of the nation’s new constitution in April, an estimated 1.5 million women will take to the streets to center their valiant voices in this forthcoming process. Self-identified women from across a plethora of civic, cultural and political spaces are set to march on the Alameda and demand equity and justice in the areas of...

One Billion Rising activists are calling for RISING GARDENS, a global grassroots action for revival, restoration and transformation, making the connection between violence against women and destruction of the earth. During the pandemic, activists are expanding their reach online as they simultaneously deepen their reach on the ground, doing community work to meet the needs of the moment. Rising Gardens actions amplify the intersectional issues of women's inequality and its impact on food insecurity, land ownership and the lack of access to healthcare, as well as the long term effects from extractive industries and the destruction of Mother Earth, and other...

OBR DANCE AT PEASANT WOMEN COMMUNAL FARMS IN RIZAL, PAMPANGA AND CAVITE TO DEMAND "AYUDA AT SUBSIDYO, IBIGAY NA!" (Give Aid and Subsidy Now) Photos below: Rising at Lupang Ramos, Cavite Philippines Marking this year’s women’s month, Amihan National Federation of Peasant Women (part of the OBR Philippines task force group since 2013) is holding a petition demanding cash assistance and production subsidy from the national government. The peasant sector screamed for P15,000 production subsidy and P10,000 as social amelioration but was constantly neglected by the Duterte regime. The petition signing is part of our ‘Kalampag Kontra Kagutuman’ (Make Noise Against Hunger) and...

The One Billion Rising global movement stands with the Indian farmers in calling for the repeal of anti-people farm laws which will advance the interest of corporate capitalists, against the vast majority of the agricultural sector. These are the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020; and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020. These laws will gravely affect the farmers as they will: Deregulate prices of basic agricultural goods Allow corporations (including foreign) more control of Indian agriculture Remove state subsidies for agriculture Significantly lower farmers income Allow local and...

View the Message on V's Instagram Happy V-Day and One Billion Rising Gardens to my beloved sisters, brothers, and non-binary friends across this hurting and precious planet. I miss you. I cherish you. I admire you. I rise with you. There were so many things I had planned to talk with you about this February 14th. I was going to talk One Billion Rising Gardens and how awed I am to see thousands of grassroots actions for revival, restoration and transformation emerge across the planet, making the connection between violence against women and destruction of the Earth, amplifying the issues of women’s inequality and its...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: media(at)vday.org ONE BILLION RISING 2021: RISING GARDENS PRESS RELEASE  One Billion Rising Events Take Place Globally, Amplifying the 2021 Rising Gardens Theme and the Connection between Violence Against Women and the Destruction of the Earth Rising Gardens Activist Events Call for a Shift from Consumption and Greed at the expense of the many, to Cultivation, Creation and Care  Global and Grassroots Reach of Activist Events Expands online, Creating Connection, Community and Solidarity February 2021 - One Billion Rising activists are calling for RISING GARDENS, a global grassroots call for revival, restoration and transformation, making the connection between violence against women and destruction...

Shared by Andrés Naime (OBR Mexico coordinator) OBR Mexico 2021 (Un billón de pie - México) will rise amidst the uncertainty of the pandemic of COVID-19 but also the uncertainty of the solving of the rising numbers of violence against women that happened in the 2nd half of 2020 and the beginning of 2021. We will resume the momentum created by the gigantic events that took place in the country on March 8, 2020, which was created by the repeated power that is exercised, which discriminates and violates because women are not recognized in full equality, there are still stereotypes that they...