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#1BillionRising Eswatini/Swaziland 2021 launch Reminded us of the power of unity, love and humanity. 15 organizations joined and put up their banners rising insolidarity in honour of women workers, Women and girls and mother earth.Powerful presentations were made by our Amazing Speakers including Her Excellency Esmeralda Hernandez Aragones European Union in Eswatini Ambassador, The four Regional Women Members of Parliament ( Hon Lorraine Nxumalo, Hon Busisiwe Mavimbela, Hon. Netta Nokunceda Bujela-Manser, Hon Nokuthula Dlamini), Manzini South MP Hon Macford Sibandze Welcome Mac and Royal Eswatini Police Service PRO Phindile Vilakati We Rise for Women's rights, Rising against teenage pregnancy, Rising against...

One Billion Rising calls upon the Nigerian government to end SARS, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, which has a brutal history of unlawful arrests, kidnapping, harassment, extortion and killings.  As the government sought to end two weeks of marches against police brutality that have mushroomed into broader nationwide demonstrations, thousands of Nigerians – spurred on by young people - have taken to the streets to protest SARS.  While the government announced Sunday that the unit was being disbanded, soldiers opened fire into protesting crowds in Lagos late Tuesday night.  News media are reporting that one person was killed and 30 people...

1 OCTOBER 2020 DEAR ACTIVISTS, A LETTER FROM V Tags: V-Day ■ Share Dearest Activists, I hope you have been holding up during these difficult but radicalizing times. This pandemic has revealed the inequalities and injustices that have plagued the world for hundreds of years. We see how nurses, domestic workers, farmers, mothers, restaurant workers, janitors, transportation workers, etc. – mainly women of color, who are literally saving our lives every day, have been the least protected, honored, valued and respected. We have seen in America and across the world the most hideous murders of Black men and women by the police, especially...

Take a peak at the One Billion Rising launches happening across the world.  The OBR 2021 theme is RISING GARDENS.The Covid-19 pandemic has rapidly blown open the destructive veins of neo-liberalism, capitalism, racism, fascism and patriarchy, revealing violent and broken systems that have been forced upon us for far too long. With each day, we see that the majority of people who are dying are those who have been historically exploited, oppressed, marginalized and discriminated against because of race, gender, class, caste. Across the planet, the majority of front line workers, health care workers, home care workers, domestic workers, and farmworkers...

These are challenging times for essential service workers, workers of color, and womxn-identifying workers and mothers especially. We write today to ask for your support for these frontline workers. Tipped service workers, including servers, bartenders, delivery workers, and more, are starting a series of monthly strikes this coming Monday, August 31, demanding a full minimum wage with tips on top, at a time when tips are down 50-75%. These workers’ subminimum wages have caused a horrific experience for them during this pandemic, as has also been the case for so many other essential workers in other sectors. At Monday’s rally, we...

We are thrilled to share the news that One Billion Rising Coordinator Rada Boric has been elected to the Croatian parliament! Rada is a member of the New Left party in Croatia and the We Can coalition, a Croatian platform of local green and progressive movements that formed a progressive political party and won seven seats in Sunday's parliamentary election. "We showed in the span of a month and a half what courage means - that's what we brought to the table from activism. We also showed what creativity and respect for people and talking to them can do," stated Rada...

This Friday, 19 June is Juneteenth - the 135th anniversary of the day the news of emancipation reached the last group of slaves in Texas, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation of 1 January 1863. (Juneteenth is also know as Emancipation Day or Freedom Day). Join V-Day, One Billion Rising and City of Joy as we RISE and proclaim Black Lives Matter this weekend of national days of action anchored by the Movement for Black Lives. Events are being scheduled throughout the United States in the streets and online. While this day is sacred for Black Americans every year, this year it takes on...

"We are a society that has been structured from top to bottom by race. You don’t get beyond that by deciding not to talk about it anymore. It will always come back; it will always reassert itself over and over again." – Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw I was released from prison in October of 2018 and have been home now for a year and eight months. I remember counting the years and days of my confinement with a heavy heart, now I count my days of freedom with pleasure and gratitude. We measure time in many different ways but for me these...

We stand with all those in the streets across this country who do not and will never accept the murder of black people without justice. All police officers involved must be arrested and charged with murder. We Rise for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery,  Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and every single person killed unjustly by the police. We know that unless we confront and eradicate racism, sexism, neo-fascism and morbid capitalism, we will never end violence because these systems are predicated on violence.#BlackLivesMatter#JusticeForGeorgeFloyd#JusticeForBreonnaTaylor#JusticeForAhmaudArbery#JusticeForTonyMcDade#RiseInSolidarity ...

Photo: @liderescampesinas; @nationalnurses "In this time of the Great Transition where we move from transaction to connection, from dying for profit to living for people and the earth, a major ingredient of this transformation will be seeing and honoring and valuing and protecting those who make our lives possible." – V 25 May is our Founder V’s (formerly Eve Ensler) 67th birthday. To celebrate this day and to honor our commitment to frontline women, donate to the 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...