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From Kamla Bhasin (OBR South Asia Regional Coordinator) “If Lock Downs do not allow face to face meetings, we WILL MEET ON LINE and we will meet friends from far and wide. We will meet and learn through inspiring films on radical alternatives, Living in harmony with Nature. Do join us and join the film festival put together by Reena Mohan and Aanchal Kapur of Kriti and Sangat. There will also be some conversations with the innovators and film makers” Rising Gardens Film Festival films of courage, compassion and hope by One Billion Rising South Asia, Sangat and Kriti Film Club curated by Reena Mohan Four weekends, Four Months,...

By: Mbabazi Zakhia (OBR Rwanda Coordinator) Last December 28, 2020 - One Billion Rising Rwanda launched our Rising Gardens 2021 campaign. Everyday I get excited of how much the work we are doing is transforming women. The OBR Rwanda launch event was very emotional and serious strategies to make our vision realistic were taken in including on talk shows to make men also own this vision. We also planted trees and named them OBR as a sign of commitment to end all forms of violence against women and girls ...

(Shared by Omodele Ibitoye Ejeh - OBR Nigeria Coordinator) Empowerment and Healing through story telling. OBR Nigeria is working with Virtuous Progressive Women and IRISE in communities in Nigeria to empower and introduce the 2021 'Rising Garden' OBR Global campaign and prepare women for Leadership. ...

Dearest Activists, Friends, Supporters, As we move towards the end of this most unusual and unstable year, we are filled with gratitude for all that you have given and all that you do. Looking ahead to 2021, V-Day, One Billion Rising, & City of Joy activists everywhere are preparing RISINGs worldwide through Action, Art, Connection, Imagination and Love. This Giving season consider supporting V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against all women and girls (cisgender and transgender), those who hold fluid identities, nonbinary people and the planet. 31 December is the last day to make charitable donations in order to claim them on...

THIS JUST IN: VOICES Deadline Extended to 14 February “As a difficult and expansive year winds down, we wish you rest, reflection and creativity. We know this year has required so much of Black women, as the shadows of the world came to light. This is our time to recharge, replenish and regain our creative magic. We are extending our submission deadline to allow for more space for Black women to be in deep listening, introspection, and creative flow.   Our prompts are here to help you along the journey. Submit and share with your girls.” - VOICES Submit your story...

By: Colani Hlatjwako (OBR Eswatini Coordinator/ OBR Africa Regional Coordinator) A call for collective action: One Billion Rising Eswatini and Women Unlimited Eswatini joined The Four Regional Members of Parliament Hon. Netta Nokunceda Bujela-Manser, Hon. Lorraine Nxumalo, Hon. Busisiwe Mavimbela and Hon. Nokuthula Dlamini at Mahlalini Shiselweni Region. The Four Regional women MPs responded to the call of #solidarity by visiting a woman who is a victim of abuse. They believe if all of us can come together and support survivors of violence in anyway possible, as well as empower other women who might be or have been in abusive relationships can...

(shared by Kamla Bhasin - OBR South Asia Regional Coordinator) #obrdelhi creating it's first Rising Garden on a roof top in Anand Lok. One of our friends has taken the lead and slowly others will follow. This garden is being created in partnership with Edible Routes. ...

December 10, 2020 Shared by Matcha Phorn-In (OBR Thailand coordinator) V-Day Thailand together with Sangsan Anakot Yawachon Development Project are leading the One Billion Rising Movement inThailand. This amazing One Billion Rising video was filmed during the 72 year anniversary celebration of International Human Right Day. More importantly, it was the last day of the 16 days of activism Against Gender Based Violence. The event was hosted by MAP Foundation, Thailand which aims to raise awareness on gender based violence and domestic violence that impact on migrant worker women and children's lives and their reality. Migrant worker women rise to demand access to social services, justice systems...

November 28, 2020 Shared by: OBR RaiseYuh Voice Jamaica 🇯🇲 Coordinator Afia Walking Tree We have been in such a gorgeous space during these 16 days of activism and as I write seeds are bursting through the earth and intentions are germinating forth into the violent-free protected sovereign harmonious regenerative world we desire. On Nov 28 we launched our Rising Gardens at our OBR Raise Yuh Voice Jamaica Solidarity Farm where we raised our vibrations to Eliminate the myriad of oppressive practices and violence by composting and cauldroning with women.  Our event had 7 women strong on site and 128 people watching live online https://www.instagram.com/tv/CIJk3zgHTuC/?igshid=15s9smdepgf7o We discussed the...

December 12, 2020 Shared by Colani Hlatjwako (OBR Eswatini coordinator/ OBR Africa regional coordinator) True Solidarity demonstrated in Malkerns today. #1billionRising Eswatini today joined the Aglican Church march in Malkerns, calling an end to gender based violence. #1BillionRising #RiseResistUnite Video of march: ...