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"OBR India rising womens gardens are growing in glory." - Abha Bhaiya (OBR India Coordinator) Next OBR India event: December 19, 2020 RISING FOR FARMWORKERS "OBR women activists led a torch light March in support of Farmers protest demanding withdrawal of anti farmers bill. Our farmer community members and women stand tall against the three farm acts which are detrimental to their livelihoods and disrespectful to their sweat and labour." - Jagori Himachal (OBR India National Secretariat) RISING GARDENS A new movement is brewing in Himachal. Through the Nari Shakti Sangathan meetings, Rising Gardens have also taken shape in these spaces. A 73...

(Video shared from OBR Germany organisers) Translation by Regina Wilson - Beer Video: https://www.tvbayernlive.de/mediathek/video/gewalt-kommt-nicht-in-die-tuete?fbclid=IwAR1AgkHe4NVOqlcnaAkNx9G9LN_bwkz9DXapSTnwVXKqdI-WBsdjclWIT2M "We all get our bread from the baker in these paper-bags" To create awareness about violence in the home, OBR organisers have printed information in these paperbags.  1.  To be able to raise awareness through the information circulated through the sheer amount of bags used with each bread sold. 2. If someone knows someone who is living in a situation of violence at home, they can bring them, for example a Brezel, bread - or similar from the bakery-  with the information on these bags where the hotline number is discreetly written within the bag’s...

On 5 December 2020, One Billion Rising Mexico live discussion with lead organiser Rosins Orozco and OBR Mexico coordinator Andres Naime: "In 2021 we will Rise and we can make it to all the corners of #Mexico with #RisingGardens as we #RaiseTheVibration! Un Billón de Pie México/One Billion Rising V-DAY and Unidos Vs Trata: Rising to eradicate the worst forms of violence towards the women and girls - in particular - human trafficking. The One Billion Rising 2021 campaign is as relevant as ever, as it calls us to honor and celebrate the workers and protect the land, who are victims of violence, abuse...

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...