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CELEBRATING CITY OF JOY ON THE TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF ITS OPENING CEREMONY Ten years ago, hundreds of people - local Congolese, dignitaries, activists and supporters from across the globe - gathered in Bukavu to celebrate the opening of the City Of Joy, a revolutionary leadership center for women survivors of gender violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, co-founded by Christine Schuler Deschryver (City of Joy Director and Director of V-Day Congo), Dr. Denis Mukwege (Nobel Laureate and Founder of the Panzi Hospital), and V (formerly Eve Ensler, Founder of V-Day and One Billion Rising, playwright and activist). It was joyous....

Shared by Joan Salvador (Gabriela -  OBR Southeast Asia coordinators/ OBR Philippines coordinators) OBR Philippines 2021 will be organized amid the worsening health, economic, and political crisis. The risings in communities, offices, at home, workplaces will highlight the issues that women and their communities have faced and continue to face during the pandemic AND how they as individuals, community and/or collective rose from these crises by finding ways to creatively survive, assert for their rights, take care of themselves, their families, their communities, and build social solidarity. With COVID-19 still raging, and with no clear plan from the national government on how to protect...

OBR Portugal at Tamera community: Rising with the theme: “Rising Gardens, Growing Roots” OBR Portugal - Tamera community - will be part of the regional Seed Festival of Portugal, with OBR Rising Gardens OBR Serbia: OBR tree planting campaign, and a bicycle campaign for the purpose of transportation in the city, in order to reduce pollution and increase the physical activity of citizens, primarily women. OBR Gabon OBR Poland National online OBR Dance events across the country ...

The theme for #OneBillionRising 2021 is Rising Gardens and as we approach #NorwichRising on 14th February, we invite you to turn your windows into gardens to raise awareness of our campaign to break the chain of violence against women. International artist Eloise O'Hare has created a masterpiece to inspire us. People are already stopping in the street to admire it and she is inviting them to make donations to Leeway and the Sue Lambert Trust. Join us for a live Norwich Rising Zoom event on the 14th February 1pm and you can practice the Break the Chain dance with us via...

Join survivors, artists, activists, and youth in towns, cities, schools worldwide as together we RISE through Action, Art, Connection, Imagination, and Love. For two decades, V-Day activists have unleashed vast grassroots, anti-violence work on college campuses and in communities – visionary work that has been survivor-led and focused, all the while revealing the power of art and activism to change culture and systems. We have accomplished so much. Now we must do more. We are a movement that has always met the moment. The moment is NOW. WELCOME TO V-SEASON 2021 VOICES CAMPAIGN: Voices is a new interdisciplinary performance arts project and campaign grounded...

THIS JUST IN: VOICES Deadline Extended to 14 February “As a difficult and expansive year winds down, we wish you rest, reflection and creativity. We know this year has required so much of Black women, as the shadows of the world came to light. This is our time to recharge, replenish and regain our creative magic. We are extending our submission deadline to allow for more space for Black women to be in deep listening, introspection, and creative flow.   Our prompts are here to help you along the journey. Submit and share with your girls.” - VOICES Submit your story...

We RISE In Solidarity with the Indian Farmers Movement As massive protests in solidarity with farmers take place in India, V-Day and OBR activists RISE and stand in solidarity with them. One Billion Rising India Global Coordinator Abha Bhaiya & Kavitha Krishnan drafted this "Message from Women’s Movement to Farmers" – "Today women and men in the farmers' struggle are standing shoulder to shoulder at the Delhi borders. This movement is a symbol in the history of India—a symbol of freedom, of voices, of ideas, of protests, of slogans, of resolutions. This is not just a farmers’ struggle; it is a joint...

City of Knowledge (CKO), – formerly Promoting Women’s Capability by Education Center – is an education center for girls and women in Kabul, Afghanistan where women turn their pain to power. Rising in the face of four decades of war that has left a huge population of Afghan women illiterate and several generations of women deprived of education, City of Knowledge is an education center for girls and women that offers courses in Computers, Science, Literacy, Arts, English, and Women’s rights. Graduates go on to pursue university and the careers of their choice, becoming the future doctors, engineers, lawyers, scientists,...

This giving season support V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against all women (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender-based violence), girls and the planet. Your trust, generosity and vision make our movement possible. V-Day believes that when art and activism come together, they have the power to transform systems and change culture. V-Day has inspired women all over the world and raised collective consciousness about how violence and gender intersect. Local V-Day activists have raised over $120 million dollars for grassroots anti-violence groups, rape crisis centers, domestic violence shelters, and safe houses in...

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...