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FEBRUARY 2021: February 9 OBR Africa Online Live discussion on “The Effects of Covid -19 on Women’s Rights Activists in Africa As Front Liners” 4pm (Eswatini time) With: Colani Hlatjwako (OBR Africa Regional Coordinator)/ Jestina Mukoko (Zimbabwe Peace Project, National Director)/ Lindiwe Makhubo (Beaten But Not Broken, Founding Director) FB Live: One Billion Rising Eswatini February 10: OBR Indonesia Zoom webinar on Rural Women Rising for System Change Guests: V (formerly Eve Ensler/ OBR Founder) and Monique Wilson (OBR Global Director) 8pm (Indonesia time) Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88071822280?pwd=VGlHWit3cXhiNWRrWVNvNmdVaHc2Zz09 February 12 - 14 OBR South Asia Rising Gardens Film Festival, Fields of Sorrow, Fields of Hope: 13 films + 9 community videos on women and agriculture screening online from 12th...

(shared by Rada Boric - OBR Croatia coordinator/ OBR Europe regional coordinator) STRONGER THAN THE SHAKE SOLIDARITY WITH BANIJA WOMEN - Clay February 14., 12.00-14.00 pm On Zrinjevac (near the pavilion) February 13., 11.00-13.00 we will collect gift packages for women. This year we decided to devote One Billion Rising Solidarity to women from Banija who survived a devastating earthquake - whose consequences left a mark on their lives - losing homes, jobs, pets, gardens...

Garden of Yarns | One Billion Rising 2021 Johannesburg | The Wilds #gardenofyarns #risinggardens #risegardenresist #1billionrising #craftivism #yarnbomb #thewilds The Garden of Yarns is a craftivism installation in the form of a yarn bomb using handmade fibre graffiti. It stitches personal and collective stories from threads of crochet, knit and embroidery. A flower bed of creative resistance nurtures blossoming blooms, love leaves and petal poems. An avenue of rescued tree trunks is wrapped in yarns of revolutionary love. Stitch by stitch, it reveals its floral beauty - similarly to how a garden springs to life...

Here are few highlights from the ongoing village level awareness among women mushroom growers regarding Farmer Production Organization (FPO) formation and process in Baksa, Assam as a part of FST's project Boosting Livelihood Collectives of Women Mushroom Growers at Baksa. Training partner : @sestaorgindia⠀ @ritupiku ⠀ @rimakshichoudhury #RisingWorld ⠀ #RiseGardenResist ⠀ #women ⠀ #mushroomgrowers⠀ Reposted from @fstnortheastindia ...

Shared by Kamla Bhasin (OBR South Asia Regional coordinator) February 6, 2021 Shruti Rawat and Sabita M Mountaineer cycling and Rising. Today is already the 4th Day of their 5600 Km Trans Himalayan tour in support of safety , dignity and rights of women and girls and for the protection of Mother Earth. One Billion Rising is happy to be associated with this amazing initiative and proud of these two young feminists. ...

On Sunday, February 7th, as a lead up event to their main OBR Philippines event on February 14 (where strict observation of covid safety protocols of mask wearing and social distancing will be implemented) - community women in Marikina City - led by Gabriela - held a One Billion Rising 2021 RISING GARDENS action. The event, participated in by the following groups: Gabriela, Gabriela Women’s Party, Bangon (Rise) Marikin Youth, Salinlahi Youth Childrens Collective, and Bangon (Rise) Marikina - celebrated OBR Rising Gardens 2021 by planting and growing their organic community garden, and by dancing all the OBR Philippine dances (“Bangon”...

CELEBRATING CITY OF JOY ON THE TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF ITS OPENING CEREMONY Ten years ago, hundreds of people - local Congolese, dignitaries, activists and supporters from across the globe - gathered in Bukavu to celebrate the opening of the City Of Joy, a revolutionary leadership center for women survivors of gender violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, co-founded by Christine Schuler Deschryver (City of Joy Director and Director of V-Day Congo), Dr. Denis Mukwege (Nobel Laureate and Founder of the Panzi Hospital), and V (formerly Eve Ensler, Founder of V-Day and One Billion Rising, playwright and activist). It was joyous....

ONE BILLION RISING is coming to Cornwall, United Kingdom (online) as part pf a global mass action to end violence against women (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender-based violence). Join from your gardens or sitting rooms and celebrate solidarity through action, art, connection, imagination and love. In 2020, over 2,000 dancers, group leaders, dance and community groups and the general public from across Cornwall learn the One Billion Rising  - KERPOW dance choreographed by Emily Alden with music by Julie Macara. Over 250 people attended the main event in Truro and danced at this international...

Shared by Joan Salvador (Gabriela -  OBR Southeast Asia coordinators/ OBR Philippines coordinators) OBR Philippines 2021 will be organized amid the worsening health, economic, and political crisis. The risings in communities, offices, at home, workplaces will highlight the issues that women and their communities have faced and continue to face during the pandemic AND how they as individuals, community and/or collective rose from these crises by finding ways to creatively survive, assert for their rights, take care of themselves, their families, their communities, and build social solidarity. With COVID-19 still raging, and with no clear plan from the national government on how to protect...

Please Join One Billion Rising Africa virtual discussion on the effects of Covid-19 on women's rights activists as front liners. We will be joined by well know Human rights defender in Africa , also a victim of human rights violation Jestina Mukoko from Zimbabwe; and Lindiwe Makhubu a philanthropist, Feminist and agent of positive change for women and children’s rights from Eswatini. Date: 9th February 2021 at 4pm Southern Africa time It will be live on the One Billion Rising Eswatini Facebook page....