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Author: V-Day

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...

One Billion Rising Bangladesh 2021 will be arranging its second session on 6 pm, 14th February. Matching with OBR’s theme for this year “Rising Gardens”, we will be holding our second session with two of the most talented artists of Bangladesh - Shamim Azad and Chandana Mojumdar. The session will start with song performances of National Award winning folk singer, Chandana Mojumdar to remind us about women’s and land rights through music produced during the peasant movement. The session will continue with our main London-based star Shamim Azad who will be presenting a compelling story written based on the OBR theme,...