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RISE for the Bodies of All Women, Girls & the Earth International Women’s Day Through Earth Day One Billion Rising events are taking place and will continue through 22 April, Earth Day with the 2022 theme: RISE for the Bodies of All Women, Girls & the Earth. Creative resistance events take various forms from flash mobs to documentary films, candlelight vigils to trainings with men, night walks to pride marches and more. We call on the world to hold Artistic Risings for the bodies of all women and for the ‘ultimate body’ – our earth. Using the body as your call. Using the...

(Reposted from onebillionrising.org) This Black History Month we celebrate the courageous, creative and visionary Black activists who make up our movement to end violence against all women and girls and the planet. Each and every day, they push boundaries, build community and create the most astounding art. Featured are Aimee Allison, Dara Baldwin, Massaran Bibi, Essowèdéou Armande Blakime, Cecila Brenda, Ted Bunch, Christine Schuler Deschryver, Asali DeVan Ecclesiastes, Lucinda Evans, Irene Garoës, Colani Hlatjwako, Alice Kachere, Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis, Josina Z. Machel, Isata Mahoi, Libakiso Matlho, aja monet, Queen Mosarwe, Dr. Denis Mukwege, Ndioro Ndiaye, Vickenzie Gifty Ofei, Agnes Pareyio, Tony...

(Reposted from onebillionrising.org) As One Billion Rising, a 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, we stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and as we call urgently upon governments of the world for peace. This statement was written by Croatian Feminists including One Billion Rising coordinator Rada Boric and adopted by One Billion Rising globally. With consternation and disbelief, we are witnessing the escalation of the war and violence in Ukraine caused by the Russian invasion and the suspension of negotiations...

(Reposted from onebillionrising.org) As we RISE for the Bodies of All Women, Girls & the Earth and activate worldwide, we continue to find ways to RISE for and with the women of Afghanistan, to share the reality of life on the ground, and ways we can directly help. VIDEOS FROM WOMEN ON THE GROUND IN AFGHANISTAN Women on the ground bravely recorded these messages despite great risk to themselves. Their stories are as important as ever: School Girls, watch video» Mother with Children, watch video» Mother with Children, watch video» Healthcare Worker, watch video» NEW MOBILE HEALTH TEAM LAUNCHES IN AFGHANISTAN Simeen is a mobile health team that will...

(Reposted from onebillionrising.org) The world is RISING! As we write, activists are connecting in a deep, purposeful, political, transformative, empowering, and hopeful way through 2022’s powerful, bold and fearless artistic risings. They are leading communities and of the communities, as together we RISE for the Bodies of All Women, Girls, and the Earth. These images and posters are a snapshot of what’s taking place around the globe, launching the 2022 season as together we RISE for the Bodies of All Women, Girls, and the Earth. Tune In on 14 February: Rejoice & RISE 2022: A Body Love Uprising hosted by V (formerly Eve Ensler)...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: media (at) vday.org Events to Take Place Globally from February to April, Highlighting the Parallel Between the Exploitation of Women’s Bodies and the Destruction of the Earth Living in a Woman’s Body, Special Issue of The Guardian curated by V (formerly Eve Ensler), to Feature Poems, Essays, Monologues from Diverse Global Voices A Global Zoom Rising, Rejoice & Rise 2022, Will Take Place 14 February featuring V, Emma Thompson, Jacqueline Lewis, Saru Jayaraman, Agnes Pareyio, and more February 2022 - One Billion Rising, an initiative of V-Day, today announced the ONE BILLION RISING 2022 theme and campaign: RISE for the Bodies...

One Billion Rising activists are back at it again in the ninth year of the campaign with over 70 countries rising, hundreds of creative resistance events are taking place on the ground and online to end gender based violence and climate destruction. It’s time to RISE for the Bodies of All Women, Girls & the Earth! Created by a community of more than 45 One Billion Rising global coordinators, this year’s campaign urges communities worldwide to utilize art and activism, creative resistance events and gatherings, both online and offline, to demand an end to violence against women, girls and the planet, and...

(Reposted from onebillionrising.org) One Billion Rising activists are back at it again in the ninth year of the campaign with over 70 countries rising, hundreds of creative resistance events are taking place on the ground and online to end gender based violence and climate destruction. It’s time to RISE for the Bodies of All Women, Girls & the Earth! Created by a community of more than 45 One Billion Rising global coordinators, this year’s campaign urges communities worldwide to utilize art and activism, creative resistance events and gatherings, both online and offline, to demand an end to violence against women, girls and the...

 Join us on Monday, 14 February as we usher in the 2022 One Billion Rising season. One Billion Rising activists are back at it again in the ninth year of the campaign with over 70 countries rising, hundreds of creative resistance events are taking place on the ground and online to end gender based violence and climate destruction. To register/attend Rejoice & Rise 2022: A Body Love Uprising, click here» ...

Pamela Smart, who was part of V-Day and One Billion Rising Founder V’s writing group at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, is seeking commutation of her life without parole sentence. Pamela Smart is seeking a commutation of her sentence of life without parole. Pamela Smart was imprisoned at the age of 22 and has now served nearly 32 years behind bars. She is the longest serving woman inmate in New York State, residing at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. Pamela has expressed deep remorse and taken responsibility for her behavior that led to the murder of her husband Gregg Smart. Her trial was a sensational...