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RISE 2020 One Billion Rising activists are taking to the streets across the globe amplifying some of the most pressing issues that intersect with violence against all women and girls (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender-based violence). Risings are Raising the Vibration, amplifying the voices of survivors, youth, and communities globally, making lasting impact through creative vision and voice. Risings are planned in over 180 countries. India is rising in all 29 states, hundreds of risings are planned in Poland, Germany, Italy and the Philippines respectively. Across Europe, the European Women’s Lobby has launched a massive...

Dearest Activists, Friends & Supporters, 2019 was a powerful year in our movement that saw grassroots activists pushing boundaries and engaging in dialogue through an intersectional lens, with art and activism always at the forefront. V-Day, One Billion Rising, and City of Joy activists around the world escalated the urgency to fight for gender, climate, economic and racial justice while tirelessly working to end harassment, rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation and sex slavery. Activists are Rising against a rising tide of right-wing nationalism, white supremacy, fascism, tyranny, hatred of and fear of immigrants, misogyny, femicide, homophobia, transphobia, corporate greed, and climate destruction. Your friendship, activism,...

WOMEN RESTAURANT WORKERS & ALLIES PROTEST GOV. CUOMO’S EXCLUSION OF RESTAURANTS FROM TIPPED WORKER EXECUTIVE ACTION BY ENGAGING IN MASS PUBLIC SELF-DEFENSE TRAINING ‘Women Workers Rising’ Action By One Fair Wage and One Billion RisingWill Feature Women Celebrities and Performances Standing in Solidarity For One Fair Wage & Safe & Dignified Workplaces In response to Governor Cuomo’s New Year’s Eve announcement that he would enact One Fair Wage – a full minimum wage with tips on top – for all tipped workers except restaurant workers, women restaurant workers and their allies will stage a mass public self-defense training in front of the Governor’s office. Playwright/Founder...

In 2020, together we will RAISE THE VIBRATION through Action, Art, Connection, Imagination, and Love as survivors, activists, youth create V-Day benefits, One Billion Rising and Raise the Vibration creative resistance events across the planet. Together, we RISE to free all women (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities) from sexual, physical, racial, economic, political, socio-cultural, ideological and climate crisis violence. RISE to end rape, battery, incest, sexual harassment, female genital mutilation, sexual slavery and trafficking, child marriage, femicide, sexual, gender and reproductive oppression, and violence towards LGBTQIA+ communities. RISE to end capitalism, colonization, racism, imperialism, war and climate catastrophe. WE...

As we near the end of the year, our hearts are full with the abundance of love that fuels our movement, led by survivors, youth, artists & activists in countries everywhere. Together, we are united in our fight to end violence against all women and girls (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender based violence) and we stand side by side in global solidarity until the violence stops. In breathtaking solidarity, women leaders in Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya are pushing boundaries and creating spaces born from the vision of local women survivors...

Just days after she delivered the talk, Eve Ensler's newest TED talk "The Profound Power of An Authentic Apology" has been released, one of the first videos coming out of TEDWomen 2019. Held in Palm Springs, the annual event was founded and is editorially directed by V-Day Board member and author of Dangerous Women Pat Mitchell. "For a few years now, we've been calling men out. It had to be done. But lately, I've been thinking–we need to do something even harder. We need to find a way, as my good friend Tony Porter says, to call them in." – Eve Ensler From TED: Genuine apology goes...

Photo Credit: Kilab Multimedia, Philippines Support #VDay, the global activist movement to end violence against all women and girls (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender based violence). V-Day, One Billion Rising, & City of Joy activists everywhere are RAISING THE VIBRATION through Action, Art, Connection, Imagination and Love. As we write, activists are busy rehearsing for The Vagina Monologues, readying creative resistance actions and City of Joy screenings, and planning Risings in colleges, cities, communities and countries around the globe. At City of Joy in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the 16th class will graduate this month! V-Day...

From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to RISE and RAISE THE VIBRATION to end violence against all women and girls (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender-based violence). In honor of this day and to celebrate the One Billion Rising launches that have taken place and those that will launch today – including OBR South Asia, OBR Bangladesh, OBR Philippines, OBR Mexico, Congo, Swaziland and 17 countries in OBR Africa, we...

Please join us in welcoming Roslyn Smith to the V-Day team. As Program Manager, Roz will oversee V-Day's new Beyond Incarceration project which will further expand and deepen V-Day's ongoing work with formerly incarcerated women and incarcerated women, engaging and educating activists throughout the US and worldwide in a dialogue around restorative justice. Roz brings her personal experience from long-term incarceration as a vehicle for her work as a criminal justice reform advocate. "As I think about both the roots of my involvement in violence and the issue of responsibility, I know that increasingly it is understood that people who cause...

Photo Credit: Atong Atem This giving season, give JOY, support the women at City of Joy. PURCHASE fabrics from the City of Joy collection For every yard of fabrics sold, Vlisco will donate €2 to the City of Joy TURN Pain to Power, DONATE to the City of Joy at CityOfJoyCongo.org/Donate On Monday, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Vlisco and the City of Joy honored the "World's Strongest Women" with the launch of a new collection of fabrics that symbolizes their recovery from rape and trauma, and their journey from pain to power. "The first thought that came to mind when I met the women...