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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...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: media (at) vday.org Events to Take Place Globally from February to April, Highlighting the Parallel Between the Exploitation of Women’s Bodies and the Destruction of the Earth Living in a Woman’s Body, Special Issue of The Guardian curated by V (formerly Eve Ensler), to Feature Poems, Essays, Monologues from Diverse Global Voices A Global Zoom Rising, Rejoice & Rise 2022, Will Take Place 14 February featuring V, Emma Thompson, Jacqueline Lewis, Saru Jayaraman, Agnes Pareyio, and more February 2022 - One Billion Rising, an initiative of V-Day, today announced the ONE BILLION RISING 2022 theme and campaign: RISE for the Bodies...

Competition Awards $1,000 Prizes to High School and College Student Winners Who Challenge Patriarchy Through Art, Music, Other Creative Forms FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: media (at) vday.org January 26, 2022 — ​​The gender-based violence prevention groups V-Day and A Call to Men today launched a competition calling on high school students in the United States and college students around the world to use their creative talents to Dismantle Patriarchy. The Dismantle Patriarchy Contest challenges young people to use visual art, music, essay, story, poetry, video or photography to envision how they might change the larger societal system of patriarchy and create an accepting...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: media@vday.org Events Planned in Mexico, Croatia, Eswatini, Congo, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, South Africa, Italy, UK, Philippines, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Jamaica, Guatemala, Thailand, Nigeria, Portugal, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Zambia, Austria, and the United States September 17, 2021 - Following an online day of solidarity on September 1 in which activists, individuals, and groups from over 85 countries participated, RISE FOR AND WITH THE WOMEN OF AFGHANISTAN will take to the streets on Saturday, September 25 in a day of global solidarity. Activists, women’s and human rights groups, and high profile individuals will mount in person actions across the globe. Some...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: media@vday.org One Billion Rising Global Coordinators Amplify the 2021 “Rising Gardens” Theme, Making the Connection between Exploitation of Women and the Exploitation of the Earth Release New Short Film Featuring Activists From Austria, Bangladesh, Eswatini, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malawi, Nigeria, United States, Portugal, Singapore, Taiwan, UK, Philippines, and Zambia April 21, 2021: One Billion Rising activists are calling for RISING GARDENS, a global grassroots action for revival, restoration and transformation, making the connection between violence against women and destruction of the earth. “Rising Gardens” is a defiant creative call for revival, restoration, and transformation. Activists are creating artistic...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: media(at)vday.org ONE BILLION RISING 2021: RISING GARDENS PRESS RELEASE  One Billion Rising Events Take Place Globally, Amplifying the 2021 Rising Gardens Theme and the Connection between Violence Against Women and the Destruction of the Earth Rising Gardens Activist Events Call for a Shift from Consumption and Greed at the expense of the many, to Cultivation, Creation and Care  Global and Grassroots Reach of Activist Events Expands online, Creating Connection, Community and Solidarity February 2021 - One Billion Rising activists are calling for RISING GARDENS, a global grassroots call for revival, restoration and transformation, making the connection between violence against women and destruction...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, February 02, 2021 CONTACT: Anna Zuccaro | anna(at)unbendablemedia.com New Ad Campaign Voiced by Poet Organizer Aja Monet Asks “Black Women, Do You Have a Story to Tell?”: Campaign Invites Submissions From Black Women Artists & Writers to VOICES, V-Day’s New Artistic Performance Piece, Led by Monet, to Replace The Vagina Monologues VOICES, A New Flagship Interdisciplinary Art Campaign For Black Women Directed By Aja Monet, Will Replace The Vagina Monologues in Global V-Day Movement Today, V-Day, the international nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating violence against women, girls and the planet - founded by The Vagina Monologues playwright V (formerly Eve Ensler) -  launched...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, October 9, 2020 CONTACT: Anna Zuccaro | anna(at)unbendablemedia.com  V-Day Launches VOICES, A New Flagship Interdisciplinary Art Campaign For Black Women Led By Aja Monet; The Vagina Monologues Takes A Bow From V-Day Movement VOICES Instagram Live series, The Listening Tour, launches Today, October 9 at 7PM ET Call for Global Poetry, Prose And Visual Art Submissions, Will Feature Black Women Artists and Writers From Around The World in 2021 Show: VOICES Today, October 9th, poet and activist Aja Monet and playwright, activist and V-Day Founder V (formerly Eve Ensler) will launch VOICES, a new interdisciplinary performance arts project and campaign grounded...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, January 17, 2020CONTACTS:(Taína Asili) Britin Foster | info(at)tainaasili.com(V-Day/One Billion Rising) Anna Zuccaro | anna(at)unbendablemedia.com Meet Taína Asili, the Latina Musician Behind One Billion Rising’s Viral New Music Video “We Are Rising,” Women’s Liberation Anthem Released Ahead of V-Day In Collaboration With One Billion Rising, Has Already Been Viewed More Than Half A Million Times Renowned Puerto Rican singer and social justice musician Taína Asili has just released the song “We Are Rising” in a collaboration with One Billion Rising, the global activist campaign to end rape and sexual violence against all women, founded by playwright/activist Eve Ensler (The Vagina Monologues, The Apology). Directed, written and performed by Asili,...