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A committee of youth activists, in collaboration with V-Day, One Billion Rising, and A Call to Men are excited to announce the YOUTH ART CONTEST: CALL FOR ENTRIES Welcome to the Dismantle Patriarchy Contest Attention: College Students Everywhere Across the Globe High School Students in the New York City Area Winners from each category will receive $5,000 for the grand prize, $3,000 for second place, and $2,000 for third place. Worldwide, youth are calling for a change in the systems that continue to fail us. We have seen the resurgence of white supremacy, the devastating effects of climate catastrophe, and economic inequality. The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated the effects...

Theme: RISING GARDENS! Topics:  Exploitation of Women’s Bodies in Connection to Land and Resources Inside Africa Feminism in Nigerian Context Nigerian Women’s Influence in the #EndSars Movement Women and Leadership in the 20th Century Southern Kaduna Genocide, and Southern Kaduna Women’s Protest Date: Sunday 8 November, 2020 Time: 2 - 6pm (prompt) Venue: God’s Favor Hall (God’s Favor Supermarket), Femi Killer B/STP, Agor Palace Way, Okota, Lagos Nigeria Hashtags: #RisingGardensNigeria #EndSars #LekkiMassacre #RiseGardenResist #RisingGardens #RisingWorld #VDay #1BillionRising #RiseResistUnite #UntilTheViolenceStops Sincerely, IRISE (Initiative To Resist Institutional Slavery & Exploitation) & OBR Nigeria Team www.irise-ngo.org ...

We are honoured to have V (formerly Eve Ensler) , Founder, One Billion Rising, award winning playwright and performer, and creator of V Day, launch the India Chapter of OBR this month with us. Her fascinating and critically acclaimed work has inspired us for years and is highly relevant in this ever-challenging political landscape. Her activism around gender and sexuality, ‘The Vagina Monologues’ and ‘The Apology’ have both stirred up vitally agonising discourses and has provided us immense catharsis as well. This session is also a chance to revive our connections and tend to ourselves holistically with fierce love and care. As...

October 28th in the Philippine is National Women’s Day of Protest, a historic event in 1983 that saw 10,000 women marching on the streets to demand democracy and rights amid the devastation brought of the Marcos dictatorship. Inspired by women’s show of unity and strength in the face of repression, several organizations and personalities formed the organization GABRIELA the following year. This year, GABRIELA chose October 28 to launch One Billion Rising (OBR) 2021, a global campaign demanding an end to violence against women and Mother Earth in its varied forms. Online and onsite dance protests and actions were spearheaded by...

When I was told that the theme for One Billion Rising 2021 was Rising Gardens, it just clicked. I'd been aching to connect with nature♡ This morning, OBR Singapore inaugurated the theme with a visit to the Green Up Singapore farm. I even got to plant a Moringa stem in the little OBR patch Lalitha Nair has allowed us to have! Thank you for all the wonderful teachings on farm to plate, screen to green, how to grow microgreens and the fabulous organic veggies. Our next trip is on 22nd Nov. Let's respect Mother Earth and along with Rising Gardens,...

#1BillionRising Eswatini/Swaziland 2021 launch Reminded us of the power of unity, love and humanity. 15 organizations joined and put up their banners rising insolidarity in honour of women workers, Women and girls and mother earth.Powerful presentations were made by our Amazing Speakers including Her Excellency Esmeralda Hernandez Aragones European Union in Eswatini Ambassador, The four Regional Women Members of Parliament ( Hon Lorraine Nxumalo, Hon Busisiwe Mavimbela, Hon. Netta Nokunceda Bujela-Manser, Hon Nokuthula Dlamini), Manzini South MP Hon Macford Sibandze Welcome Mac and Royal Eswatini Police Service PRO Phindile Vilakati We Rise for Women's rights, Rising against teenage pregnancy, Rising against...

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...

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...

by Tonja Renée Stidhum (The Root) The year 2020 has served as an opportunity for many people to pivot in their careers—and the same can be said for programming in the arts. The Root has exclusively learned that V-Day (a global activist movement organization with a mission to end violence against women) is replacing the highly popular episodic play The Vagina Monologues with VOICES, “a new interdisciplinary performance arts project and campaign grounded in Black women’s stories.” From the press release sent to The Root: VOICES seeks to unify the vision of ending violence against women (cis women and trans women) and nonbinary and gender fluid people across the African Continent...

Each of us become a poem, stanzas spilling unafraid. And yet, too many have faded in the silence, disappeared. We be gone, missing, lost and stolen. Each day we find ourselves in each other. Phrases and sounds scribbled on our breath. We are the poems we have been waiting for.As we all struggle to balance the hurt and the healing of this shifting time, we need swinging machete sharp words, freshwater metaphors. We need images animated by our visions. I have seen miracles: the fierce fire of our fury, the magnificent making of our care. Our lives are larger than...