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RISE for Freedom, Create the New Culture Our One Billion Rising 2023 call is to Rise for Freedom & Create the New Culture in order to address the devastating consequences of the ongoing vicious systems of patriarchy, imperialism, capitalism and racism in the world today and the destructive battle for power fought over women’s bodies and the body of the earth. This year’s campaign celebrates 10 years of One Billion Rising and urges communities worldwide to utilize art and activism, creative resistance events and gatherings, both online and offline, to demand an end to violence against women, girls, gender nonconforming and gender...

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 2023 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 E-card" and fill in the rest of the...

Last month, the Simeen mobile health team visited the Herat and Farah provinces in Western Afghanistan, which are considered some of the most remote and war-torn districts bordering Iran. The team explained that “the women and children of these regions carry the heavy burden of war, poverty, illiteracy and ignorance.” Due to the lack of  water, these potentially healthy agricultural lands have become barren deserts, forcing the majority of the men from these provinces to migrate over the border to Iran to work and earn a living for their families. With very few healthcare centers within range, health issues among the...

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER OBR 2023 LAUNCHES JAPAN 3 November OBR Japan launched OBR2023 at an event called “Let's Walk Purple Road”. They walked Omotesando road in Shibuya Ward, dancing "Break the Chain"  to appeal for the prevention of gender-based violence. 13 November At an event called “Stop Violence Against Women And Girls“at Ikebukuro Ike-sun Park, they held an in-person action for the enlightenment on gender equality through dialogue at the Farmer’s Market SDGs booth. They also made an announcement about the event on February 14th 2023. 4 December Street performances will take place on “ Unconscious Patriarchy In Japanese Society” which so many Japanese women are not aware of yet. Through...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: media(at)vday.org One Billion Rising 2023 Announced: RISE For Freedom, Create the New Culture Activists around the World will RISE FOR FREEDOM - Freedom from Patriarchy, Capitalism, Impunity, Poverty, Oppression, Division, Exploitation, Shame, Control, Individualism, Greed, Violence This is the Year to Create the New Culture 25 November - ONE BILLION RISING announced the 2023 theme and campaign: RISE For Freedom & to Create the New Culture.  The campaign addresses the devastating consequences of the ongoing vicious systems of patriarchy, imperialism, capitalism and racism in the world today and the destructive battle for power fought over women’s bodies and the body of the...

Activists Globally will RISE For Freedom & to Create the New Culture ONE BILLION RISING announces the 2023 theme and campaign: RISE For Freedom & to Create the New Culture. The campaign addresses the devastating consequences of the ongoing vicious systems of patriarchy, imperialism, capitalism and racism in the world today and the destructive battle for power fought over women’s bodies and the body of the earth. Created by a community of 47 One Billion Rising coordinators located across the globe, this year’s campaign will celebrate 10 years of OBR and urge communities worldwide to utilize art and activism, creative resistance events and...

As we approach the end of another year, we are once again filled with gratitude for this unique, ever-changing, and stunning movement. ON THE PRECIPICE OF OUR 25TH ANNIVERSARY, through another pandemic year that rocked the world and illuminated intractable systems of inequity, and despite conflicts and upheaval that raged from Ukraine to Iran, Afghanistan to Ethiopia, V-Day and One Billion Rising activists once again shattered traditions and created spaces for grassroots dialogue, with art and activism at the forefront always. They rose for gender, climate, economic and racial justice and against a wave of war, right-wing nationalism, white supremacy, colorism,...

The 5th annual FreeHer conference brought together formerly incarcerated women and directly affected people. Activists, advocates, experts, policymakers, and supporters from across the country came to connect and share ideas and resources to work collectively toward ending the incarceration of women and girls and creating systems to empower themselves and their communities. The event featured armchair conversations, panel discussions, abolition and social justice organizations, networking opportunities, speakers, breakout rooms, and more. The following is my journal reflections on the conference as it was taking place. The annual FreeHer is underway and I am excited to see everyone and be here in this...

Congratulations Célia Xakriabá and Sônia Guajajara on your historic election to the Brazil National Congress marking a new moment in Brazilian politics with greater representation of Indigenous peoples and the possibility of establishing new milestones for the culture of formulation of policies that dictate the course of the country. Célia and Sônia are Indigenous women of ANMIGA – The National Articulation of Indigenous Women Ancestrality Warriors (who come from all biomes across Brazil). They 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...

Amidst increasing need, the Simeen mobile health team continues its work. Last month, the team visited the Logar province and the Parwan province in northern Afghanistan. They spent time in communities living in politically volatile conditions, subject to sporadic invasions and fighting caused by the Taliban. Most community members have little to no access to clean water, health care, stable housing, and education and most of the patients were pregnant or nursing mothers and children. Many children suffered from malnutrition and pneumonia. Female health team members gave knowledge and advice on hygiene, birth control, and COVID-19 care. The team was...