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(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...

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,...