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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 ...

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,...

Giving Gratitude, Giving Joy, #Giving Tuesday Today is #GivingTuesday. As we enter the Giving season, we invite you to support the work of women leaders in Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya who are pushing boundaries and creating spaces born from the vision of local women survivors where women and girls turn their pain into power. They are creating a world where women can thrive rather than merely survive. To send a V-Card on the donation pages, check the box next to "I'd like to make this contribution in honor or memory of someone" and then "I'd like to notify someone...