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WomenWorkersRising.org/TownHall The rapid spread of Coronavirus across the globe has revealed what has always been a glaring truth for so many of the essential workers who are the backbone of our society: the most essential are least valued, are treated as most expendable. It is the working class and poor who are most vulnerable to the virus and the economic disaster that Covid-19 has laid bare. And often it is women who are holding the frontline. Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and playwright, V-Day and One Billion Rising founder V (formerly Eve Ensler) bring you their second WOMEN WORKERS RISING Town Hall on Tuesday, 12 May featuring: Saru...

To celebrate International Women's Day, we are thrilled to announce the release of our latest short film – "Raise the Vibration" featuring voiceover by actor/activist/V-Day Board member Thandie Newton and words by Tony award winning playwright / One Billion Rising and V-Day founder Eve Ensler. Directed by filmmaker Deborah Anderson ("My Revolution Lives In This Body") and produced by One Billion Rising's Ensler, Monique Wilson and Susan Celia Swan. The short reflects and celebrates the One Billion Rising campaign's 2020 theme of "Raise The Vibration." It honors all women (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender-based violence). It...

Dearest Activists, As the world faces the Covid-19 pandemic, activists, artists, survivors, youth around the world are rising to help impacted communities, frontline workers, and survivors. We invite you support these two new efforts created in solidarity. Your donation will provide much needed assistance and hope for women in these uncertain times. With thanks for your activism and support. V-love,V, Susan, Christine, Monique, Roslyn, Purva, Tony, Carl, Kristina, Leila & Swetha RISING IN THE TIME OF CORONA EMERGENCY FUND The rapid spread of coronavirus across the globe has revealed what has always been a glaring truth for so many of the essential workers who are the...

WomenWorkersRising.org/TownHall The rapid spread of Coronavirus across the globe has revealed what has always been a glaring truth for so many of the essential workers who are the backbone of our society: the most essential are least valued, are treated as most expendable. It is the working class and poor who are most vulnerable to the virus and the economic disaster that Covid-19 has laid bare. And often it is women who are holding the frontline. To respond to this crisis, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and playwright, V-Day and One Billion Rising founder Eve Ensler bring you a special virtual WOMEN WORKERS RISING Town Hall on Tuesday,...

We need to protect the ones who sustain us. Campesinas are risking their lives to put food on our tables while they struggle to feed their own families, lack access to protective equipment and are unable to practice social distancing. The vast majority cannot access financial protections put forth by the federal government. "…the work does not stop. We were told that we have to continue working. They gave us a letter that says that we are essential workers. One fear we have is that we don’t have a driver’s license. They told us that if we have the letter, at...

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="199"] Photo: Instagram.com/EveEnsler[/caption] This is an urgent RISING ACTION that you can all take now with our partners at National Nurses United. Due to a national shortage of face masks, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) downgraded its guidelines and is now recommending that nurses use bandanas and scarves as makeshift masks when caring for COVID-19 patients — despite proof that they provide almost no effective protection against the virus. These recommendations are putting our nurses, frontline health care workers, and patients at extreme risk. We need your help to expose the truth about what is going on in hospitals and clinics across the country...

“International Women’s Day was initiated at the 1910 International Socialist Women’s conference to annually honor working women around the world. This day is to cherish, respect and honor the dignity of women workers - farmers, nurses, mothers, restaurant workers, factory workers, domestic workers, teachers, retail workers - and to demand one fair wage, equal pay for equal work, healthcare, and safety on the job free from harassment, poor working conditions and accidents. It’s a day to rise with our sisters in solidarity to make sure those who work the hardest are treated the most fairly.” – Eve Ensler For #IWD2020, we...

Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo Credit: @obrjakartaKibera-Nairobi, Kenya. Photo Credit: One Billion Rising KenyaTaos, NM, USA. Photo Credit: Morgan Timms / The Taos News WE ARE RISING FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY Our new liberation anthem, "We Are Rising," is a global hit! The video has been viewed over half a million times and the song has been featured at the center of risings around the world!We keep rising like the fire of the sun...

(L) Hamburg, Germany. @one_billion_rising_hamburg(R) Bihar, India. @Sahyogi Ngo Across the globe, One Billion Rising activists are RAISING THE VIBRATION through music, chanting, dance, drumming, original monologues, and more, staging actions and events that reflect the intersecting challenges, needs and desires of all women and girls and their communities. Risings are taking place during the month of February and leading up to 8 March, #InternationalWomensDay. The Risings are grassroots and global, led by youth, survivors, artists, and activists, who determine how and why they rise, with and for their communities. The One Billion Rising movement is vast and textured, and each year it grows, deepening a grassroots...

Activists, survivors and youth around the globe are Raising the Vibration for #1BillionRising 2020. This is a snapshot of the thousands of One Billion Rising creative resistance events. Risings are taking place during the month of February and leading up to 8 March, #InternationalWomensDay. Over a hundred cities in Italy, Poland, Germany, and the Philippines respectively are Rising. Every state in India. Over 500 V-Day Risings in the United States. The Risings are grassroots and global, led by youth, survivors, artists, and activists, who determine how and why they rise, with and for their communities. One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women...