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By: Nyasha Sengayi (OBR Zimbabwe Coordinator) The call for 2021 Rising plays bare the need to address different forms of marginalisation in terms of equal opportunities for sustenance for women. Covid-19 pandemic gravely affected the marginalised populations  with women bearing the brunt of affected livelihoods. In 2021, Zimbabwean rising is looking for the widening of livelihood options for women and girls. In wake of this OBR Zimbabwe  had a Covid-19 friendly launch on the 4th of December which brought together women leading in sustaining themselves in ways which do not affect the environment. They showed exhibitions of things they sell and...

NOVEMBER 25 OBR GUATEMELA (sharing from Marsha Lopez Calderon - OBR Guatemala coordinator) OBR Guatemala commemorates November 25 - International Day To Eliminate Violence Against Women - by partnering with the Latin American Afro Women Network (RMAAD - La Red de Mujeres Afrolatinoamericanas, Afrocaribenas y de la diaspora) - to announce the V Is for Voices campaign in the region. Women from different Latin American countries participated. The region is also honored to welcome Marva Weatherborn as the new OBR Honduras coordinator. OBR Honduras coordinator - Martha Weatherborn ...

The Union of People’s Lawyers in Mindanao in collaboration with Lunâ Legal Resource Center for Women and Children will be holding an online forum on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic to Violence Against Women. As the world faces the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic, it has not only exposed, but also worsened the living conditions of the oppressed and marginalized all around the world. Among the most affected during this time are frontline workers, healthcare workers, domestic care workers, farmers, the Indigenous Peoples, many of which are women. Although the pandemic has halted many activities of our everyday...

"25th November was United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women - known also as #WhiteRibbonDay. We celebrated by launching the new Norwich Rising Facebook page and inviting people to create a simple piece of art with us. Filmmaker Shelly Telly created this mini masterpiece of all the artwork put together. #MakeThePromise Never commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women. Join us online on Sunday 14th February at 1pm for Norwich Rising 2021. The international theme of the One Billion Rising Campaign is Rising Gardens. Prepare for the most colourful, interactive, fruitful and down-to-earth Norwich Rising yet!" - One Billion...

DECEMBER 4 OBR AFRICA SERIES #2 Another series with #1BillionRising Africa Coordinators from Zambia, Uganda and Namibia on how culture is used to justify gender violence and inequality in the Africa context. Hosted by Colani Hlatjwako (OBR Eswatini coordinator and OBR Africa regional coordinator) Join through this link: https://facebook.com/ESWATINIRISING #16DaysOfActivism #risinggardens #rising2021 #RisingInSolidarity DECEMBER 4 OBR ZIMBABWE LAUNCH DECEMBER 10 OBR LESOTHO LAUNCH New Poster: OBR Togo ...

(Shared by Aminatou Saher - OBR Cameroon Coordinator) On November 29th, OBR Cameroon launched their Rising Gardens campaign: [gallery link="file" ids="20596,20597,20598,20599,20600,20601,20602,20603,20604,20605,20606,20595"] View this post on Instagram A post shared by One Billion Rising (@one_billion_rising) ...

A glimpse of a few International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women and OBR actions today, November 25 - commemorating the start of 16 days of activism: INDIA: Today is the Day for Elimination of Violence against women And hence starts our 16 days of activism against Gender Based Violence "Listen to and believe survivors" "Do say: We hear you. We believe you. We stand with you." "Teach the next generation and learn from them" "Learn the signs of abuse and how you can help" "Take a stand by calling it out when you see it: catcalling, inappropriate sexual comments and sexist jokes are never okay" "It's important to remember...

(Sharing from Bai Indigenous Women's Network - long time OBR coordinators and organisers of Indigenous Risings since 2013 in the Philippines) OBR Indigenous Women Rising - Rising for Mother Earth November 18, 2020 A Rising online event with speakers, including Indigenous women leaders/ human rights defenders and OBR Global Director Monique Wilson Theme of Event: "Rising Against Criminalization and Impunity Against Indigenous Women Human Rights Defenders" #RiseForMotherEarth #RiseToDefendAncestralLands #RiseToEndEnvironmentalPlunder #RiseForJustice #RiseToFreePoliticalPrisoners OBR Dance was performed by Lumad women at the end of the online event. Nanay (Mother) Betty - featured in the OBR Indigenous Women's video below (by Innabuyog Gabriela) - long time Indigenous leader, Gabriela member, and One Billion Rising activist...