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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,...

In 2020, together we will RAISE THE VIBRATION through Action, Art, Connection, Imagination, and Love as survivors, activists, youth create V-Day benefits, One Billion Rising and Raise the Vibration creative resistance events across the planet. Together, we RISE to free all women (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities) from sexual, physical, racial, economic, political, socio-cultural, ideological and climate crisis violence. RISE to end rape, battery, incest, sexual harassment, female genital mutilation, sexual slavery and trafficking, child marriage, femicide, sexual, gender and reproductive oppression, and violence towards LGBTQIA+ communities. RISE to end capitalism, colonization, racism, imperialism, war and climate catastrophe. WE...

Photo: facebook.com/freechrystul Yet again, our criminal justice system is failing black women and girls. Chrystul Kizer, a black teenager from Milwaukee, Wisconsin is facing life in prison for defending herself against her abuser, Randall Volar, III, a 34-year-old white male.  When Chrystul was 17, Volar began sexually assaulting and trafficking her and made child pornography of her, as well as other girls.  Despite the fact that the local police was investigating  Volar for abusing other girls at the time of his death, Chrystul is currently facing the prospect of living the rest of her life behind bars.  She is being held on a...

For our 2020 season, we've released the a cappella arrangement of "Like A Woman", by the Grammy award winning producer Ben Bram (Pentatonix). The song was first released as a single and accompanying music video in celebration of International Women's Day 2019. Download the arrangement, and learn more at like-a-woman.org "'Like A Woman' invites men to actively recognize women in the face of the violence and systemic injustices they experience. In the [music] video, men (cisgender, transgender and those who hold fluid identities) challenge themselves and act in gratitude towards, uplift, and give due praise to the women who take on revolutionary and...

As we near the end of the year, our hearts are full with the abundance of love that fuels our movement, led by survivors, youth, artists & activists in countries everywhere. Together, we are united in our fight to end violence against all women and girls (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender based violence) and we stand side by side in global solidarity until the violence stops. In breathtaking solidarity, women leaders in Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya are pushing boundaries and creating spaces born from the vision of local women survivors...

Just days after she delivered the talk, Eve Ensler's newest TED talk "The Profound Power of An Authentic Apology" has been released, one of the first videos coming out of TEDWomen 2019. Held in Palm Springs, the annual event was founded and is editorially directed by V-Day Board member and author of Dangerous Women Pat Mitchell. "For a few years now, we've been calling men out. It had to be done. But lately, I've been thinking–we need to do something even harder. We need to find a way, as my good friend Tony Porter says, to call them in." – Eve Ensler From TED: Genuine apology goes...

Photo Credit: Kilab Multimedia, Philippines Support #VDay, the global activist movement to end violence against all women and girls (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender based violence). V-Day, One Billion Rising, & City of Joy activists everywhere are RAISING THE VIBRATION through Action, Art, Connection, Imagination and Love. As we write, activists are busy rehearsing for The Vagina Monologues, readying creative resistance actions and City of Joy screenings, and planning Risings in colleges, cities, communities and countries around the globe. At City of Joy in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the 16th class will graduate this month! V-Day...

From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to RISE and RAISE THE VIBRATION to end violence against all women and girls (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender-based violence). In honor of this day and to celebrate the One Billion Rising launches that have taken place and those that will launch today – including OBR South Asia, OBR Bangladesh, OBR Philippines, OBR Mexico, Congo, Swaziland and 17 countries in OBR Africa, we...

Please join us in welcoming Roslyn Smith to the V-Day team. As Program Manager, Roz will oversee V-Day's new Beyond Incarceration project which will further expand and deepen V-Day's ongoing work with formerly incarcerated women and incarcerated women, engaging and educating activists throughout the US and worldwide in a dialogue around restorative justice. Roz brings her personal experience from long-term incarceration as a vehicle for her work as a criminal justice reform advocate. "As I think about both the roots of my involvement in violence and the issue of responsibility, I know that increasingly it is understood that people who cause...

Photo Credit: Atong Atem This giving season, give JOY, support the women at City of Joy. PURCHASE fabrics from the City of Joy collection For every yard of fabrics sold, Vlisco will donate €2 to the City of Joy TURN Pain to Power, DONATE to the City of Joy at CityOfJoyCongo.org/Donate On Monday, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Vlisco and the City of Joy honored the "World's Strongest Women" with the launch of a new collection of fabrics that symbolizes their recovery from rape and trauma, and their journey from pain to power. "The first thought that came to mind when I met the women...