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US Supreme Court has overturned Roe V. Wade, taking away the right to abortion and opening the floodgates for states across the country to ban abortion. The ruling most immediately affects the 13 states with trigger laws – Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming. We are an anti-violence movement. Forced pregnancy is a form of violence. Lack of access to reproductive healthcare is a form of violence. The ruling will most impact poor people and communities of color. For those in need of care, VISIT abortionfinder.org SUPPORT abortion funds, DONATE today...

On Earth Day and every day, we RISE for the Bodies of All Women, Girls & the Earth. This year we spotlight indigenous women of ANMIGA - The National Articulation of Indigenous Women Ancestrality Warriors - who come from all biomes across Brazil. These women have deep knowledge about their lands and have preserved their ancestral traditions. They are united in their struggle to guarantee the rights and lives of the indigenous people of the Amazon. Their call to action must urgently be heard: “When you choose the Earth, you choose Indigenous women. When you choose Indigenous women, you choose the...

Photos by Paula Allen for V-Day Twenty years ago, the V-Day Safe House for the Girls opened in the Southern Rift Valley in Narok, Kenya. Founded and led by Agnes Pareyio and the Tasaru Ntomonok Initiative, the safe house provides shelter and education for girls running away from female genital mutilation (FGM) and early childhood marriage. It is a place where young women can safely celebrate an alternative "rite of passage" so that Masai women can follow their tradition without undergoing the cut. Agnes and her team bravely confront the cultural practice of FGM in the Maasai community have won many hard-earned victories,...

V-Day and One Billion Rising stand in solidarity with the millions of Ukrainian women and girls who are being made more vulnerable to sexual violence in the face of Russia’s invasion and as reports grow of rape being used as weapon of war. The Ukrainian government is calling on the international community to investigate instances of rape and other forms of sexual abuse by Russian soldiers as both are considered war crimes that break international law. As reported in The New York Times, “Russian forces and Moscow-backed armed groups have been accused of perpetrating sexual violence in other conflicts — most recently involving...

RISE for the Bodies of All Women, Girls & the Earth International Women’s Day Through Earth Day One Billion Rising events are taking place and will continue through 22 April, Earth Day with the 2022 theme: RISE for the Bodies of All Women, Girls & the Earth. Creative resistance events take various forms from flash mobs to documentary films, candlelight vigils to trainings with men, night walks to pride marches and more. We call on the world to hold Artistic Risings for the bodies of all women and for the ‘ultimate body’ – our earth. Using the body as your call. Using the...

A V-Card supports the global activist movement to end violence against all women, girls & the planet and is the perfect gift for the Holidays! This year, you can make a donation to V-Day on behalf of your friends and loved ones. V-Day will send a specially designed 2021 holiday V-Card letting them know of your unique gift to them. Donations support V-Day’s work, including VOICES, the Beyond Incarceration Project, One Billion Rising and City of Joy. To send a V-Card, go to the donate page, check the boxes next to "Make this an honorary or memorial gift" and then "Send an...

Dearest Activist, Friends, Supporters, Saturday was an unforgettable day. One which demonstrated the true power of our solidarity as activists across the globe held actions in every region of the planet in cities as far reaching as Kathmandu, Manila, New York, Mexico City, Dhaka, Bukavu, and Rome. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for coming out, for giving your time and your hearts. Because of you, the women living inside Afghanistan felt seen and heard and know that they are not alone in their struggle. By coming out to listen, by reading their testimonies, by holding space for them and sharing...

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...