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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...

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...

by Andres Naimes (OBR Mexico coordinator) This week will start the #16 daysofactivism (international campaign against violence towards women). Today in #LosMonólologosDeLaVagina we start activities in #Mexico by Un Billón de Pie México/One Billion Rising V-DAY V-Day With the fantastic Raquel Garza Irasema Terrazas R and Pamela Cerdeira. Join us at the San Angel Cultural Center (Teatro López Tarso)! From November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, until December 10, Human Rights Day (in some regions, until December 18th - International Migrants Day), the campaign 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM against Gender Violence is a time to STAND UP...

(shared by Alice Kachere - OBR Malawi coordinator) OBR Malawi held a training session to increase the capacity of women groups for response to GBV, and to strengthen local protection networks and use of referral pathways including training on basic MHPS through survivor centered approach. After training they plan to develop an action plan on how they will conduct local EVAWG campaigns that will challenge GBV cases during Covid and bring back girls from marriages and promote education . #MalawiRising #OBRMalawi ...

Ready to Rise? Join One Billion Rising 2021: Rising Gardens Rising Gardens is a defiant creative call for revival, restoration and transformation. Gardens as a compassionate call for justice – because one of the greatest injustices of our time has been the destruction and eradication of Mother Earth, parallel to the ongoing and escalating gender-based violence. Ready to RISE, GARDEN, RESIST? Visit OneBillionRising.org The Covid-19 pandemic has rapidly blown open the destructive veins of neoliberalism, capitalism, racism, fascism and patriarchy, revealing violent and broken systems that have been forced upon us for far too long. The majority of people who are dying are...

By Chikako Hama - OBR Japan coordinator Last Sunday, November 15, 2020 - OBR Japan 2021 was launched with a One Billion Rising dance video. The damage caused by domestic violence, abuse, and sexual violence is increasing due to the corona virus. In a society where discrimination against women remains, women experience many forms of violence. Such as illegal university entrance exams, non-regular employment, poverty of women, sexual harassment, and sexual violence that all eacalate especially during disasters. Let's raise our voice toward a society where people can live with gender equality, with respect and equality and diversity. ★ Sponsored by Koyo Murasaki Road...

On 7th November 2020, The India Chapter of One Billion Rising was launched virtually. Over 60 participants and organisation representatives joined from across the nation and neighbouring countries. V (formerly Eve Ensler) Founder of One Billion Rising Campaign and V Day, award winning playwright and author explained the origin of this year's theme, 'Rising Gardens' and why it matters. Abha Bhaiya, Founder, Jagori Grameen and National Coordinator for OBR discussed the idea behind why OBR started and how the past years' themes have played out in relevance to the Indian context. We also took a deep dive into V's reclamation of her name after...