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Alianza Nacional de Campesinas is proud to be a part of the One Billion Rising against gender based violence and exploitation. We recognize this year's theme of Rising Gardens as an acknowledgment of the work that we do on a daily basis, the work of cultivating and nourishing the land so that in turn, the land can nourish us. As a community, campesinas across the U.S. face many struggles, from grueling working conditions where we are exposed to all of the weather elements as well as pesticides; lack of access to health care and government assistance; harassment and violence in...

Rodrigo Melgarejo, Grace Frutos, Bianca Cunningham, Brandon King, and Maya Lazzaro – five United States citizens on a cultural exchange to Chile, were arrested and illegally deported from the country. The US delegation was part of a cultural exchange between women and men movement leaders across North America and Chile. The goal of the exchange was to learn about the experiences of people of color across geopolitical regions in the areas of narrative shift, communal self-determination and citizen journalism. On Thursday March 11, the five US delegation members were arrested while getting off their return flight to Santiago from Temuco. Temuco is...

We stand against anti-Asian violence and with our sisters and brothers in the Asian and Pacific Islander community. We stand with Asian women who are disproportionately impacted by hate, discrimination and xenophobia that has increased during the pandemic. We cherish the wisdom of our elders, and in particular elders from the Asian community who are being targeted by senseless acts of violence. We stand against white supremacy until the violence stops. -V (formerly Eve Ensler), Susan, Christine, Monique, Purva, Tony, Aja, Carl, Leila, Roslyn & Swetha READ more about how to help HERE»...

Vlisco has launched a new collection of fabrics honoring the “World’s Strongest Women”, the women of the City of Joy, women who began their journey from trauma to arrive at healing, turning their pain to power. The City of Joy 2021 collection was designed by Anbasja Blanken, a women’s wear designer whose strength lies in how she sees the world. Born in Curacao, Blanken is inspired by her earthy upbringing and the extraordinary strength of her mother. Working with the women at City of Joy, she created fabrics that showcase the vision of City of Joy and the beauty of the...

TUNE IN & RISE LIVE Updates from International Women’s March in Santiago, Chile 8 March 2021 Follow us at facebook.com/vday and witness events live on the ground, as activists go live during the day on V-Day/One Billion Rising’s Facebook page. #InternationalWomensDay INTERNATIONAL WOMENS MARCH LIVE FROM CHILE - As Chile prepares to elect the authors of the nation’s new constitution in April, an estimated 1.5 million women will take to the streets to center their valiant voices in this forthcoming process. Self-identified women from across a plethora of civic, cultural and political spaces are set to march on the Alameda and demand equity and justice in the areas of...

One Billion Rising activists are calling for RISING GARDENS, a global grassroots action for revival, restoration and transformation, making the connection between violence against women and destruction of the earth. During the pandemic, activists are expanding their reach online as they simultaneously deepen their reach on the ground, doing community work to meet the needs of the moment. Rising Gardens actions amplify the intersectional issues of women's inequality and its impact on food insecurity, land ownership and the lack of access to healthcare, as well as the long term effects from extractive industries and the destruction of Mother Earth, and other...

OBR DANCE AT PEASANT WOMEN COMMUNAL FARMS IN RIZAL, PAMPANGA AND CAVITE TO DEMAND "AYUDA AT SUBSIDYO, IBIGAY NA!" (Give Aid and Subsidy Now) Photos below: Rising at Lupang Ramos, Cavite Philippines Marking this year’s women’s month, Amihan National Federation of Peasant Women (part of the OBR Philippines task force group since 2013) is holding a petition demanding cash assistance and production subsidy from the national government. The peasant sector screamed for P15,000 production subsidy and P10,000 as social amelioration but was constantly neglected by the Duterte regime. The petition signing is part of our ‘Kalampag Kontra Kagutuman’ (Make Noise Against Hunger) and...

The One Billion Rising global movement stands with the Indian farmers in calling for the repeal of anti-people farm laws which will advance the interest of corporate capitalists, against the vast majority of the agricultural sector. These are the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020; and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020. These laws will gravely affect the farmers as they will: Deregulate prices of basic agricultural goods Allow corporations (including foreign) more control of Indian agriculture Remove state subsidies for agriculture Significantly lower farmers income Allow local and...