VDAY Taking Action for our Sisters in Nigeria!

(Photo : Twitter/WomenGirlsLead) RISE FOR OUR SISTERS IN NIGERIA Dear One Billion Rising and V-Day Activists, Two weeks ago, 234 teenage girls were kidnapped in the Nigerian city of Bornu while taking their exams. It is assumed that the girls were taken by Boko Haram, a local Islamic extremist group whose name means "western education is forbidden." It is feared that the girls have been sold into marriage to the militants and some have been moved to nearby countries of Cameroon and … [Read more...]

VDAY – WHAT DID DANCING DO?‏

We Want To Hear From You: WHAT DID DANCING DO? Dancing insists we take up space, and though it has no set direction, we go there together. Dance is dangerous, joyous, sexual, holy, disruptive, and contagious and it breaks the rules. It can happen anywhere, at anytime, with anyone and everyone, and it's free. Dance joins us and pushes us to go further and that is why it's at the center of ONE BILLION RISING" Eve Ensler. As we prepare for ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE, for the escalation … [Read more...]

U.S. College Students, Parents & Alumnae RISE – THIS IS THE MOMENT‏

U.S. College Students, Parents & Alumnae: RISE - THIS IS THE MOMENT The energy from ONE BILLION RISING continues with immediate action steps! This week the House of Representatives will be voting on their version of the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Women’s groups, advocates, and survivors have worked to show support for the inclusive, bipartisan Senate-passed Bill, S. 47, and are asking House members to oppose the alternate version which will be … [Read more...]

ONE BILLION RISING Documentary Call For Submissions

V-Day is creating a ONE BILLION RISING documentary project, and we are looking to include footage and high resolution photos of local events from all over the world. If you filmed or photographed your event, we would love to see! We will need the highest resolution files available shared with us via Dropbox. These can be RAW footage, edited pieces, single photographs or folders with multiple images. TAKE ACTION To all of our activists, regardless of how you rose THANK YOU for … [Read more...]

Eve Ensler says ‘Thank You’

To all of our activists, regardless of how you rose THANK YOU for making 14 February 2013 the largest global action in history to end violence against women and girls! “Together on 14 February, we expressed our outrage and joy and our firm global call for a world where women are free and safe and cherished and equal. One Billion Rising brought together coalitions of groups and individuals that have never worked together before and galvanized new supporters and associations and masses of men … [Read more...]

ONE BILLION RISING in the Media

ONE BILLION RISING in the MediaTONIGHT: - Wednesday, 13 Feb: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – Anne Hathaway - Wednesday, 13 Feb: Piers Morgan Tonight – Jane Fonda - Wednesday, 13 Feb: The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell – Rosario Dawson TOMORROW: - Thursday, 14 Feb: Democracy Now – Eve Ensler Calling In Live From Congo - Thursday, 14 Feb: CNN International – Thandie Newton Live from London WATCH: - Katie Couric Rises Up for “One Billion Rising” on Katie! > - V-Board Member … [Read more...]

Eve Ensler – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is inspired to Celebrate the Life of one of our world's most active women on this planet. Rising above her own challenges in youth, and through all the actions of her life, she has grown into a true power of example for all women to  unite globally and become strong so to Take Action, Rise Up and Stop Violence Against Women. She has devoted her life to stopping violence, envisioning a planet in which women and girls will be free to thrive, rather than merely … [Read more...]

One Billion Rising: Rosario Dawson on why she is joining Eve Ensler

One Billion Rising: Rosario Dawson on why she is joining Eve Ensler's campaign   Actor and activist Rosario Dawson explains why she's joining Eve Ensler's One Billion Rising Campaign, which aims to encourage people around the world to Take Action to 'end violence against women and girls'. Rosario Isabel Dawson (born May 9, 1979) is an American actress, singer, and writer. She has appeared in films such as Kids, Men in Black II, 25th Hour, Sin City, Clerks II, Rent, Death Proof, … [Read more...]

Jane Fonda Introduces One Billion Rising to West Hollywood

  V-Day Board member Jane Fonda joined One Billion Rising regional coordinator Lindsey Horvath at the West Hollywood City Council meeting to introduce One Billion Rising during the public hearing portion of the evening. ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN IN HER LIFETIME. ONE BILLION WOMEN VIOLATED IS AN ATROCITY ONE BILLION WOMEN DANCING IS A REVOLUTION On V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, 2.14.13, we are inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK … [Read more...]

Even Ensler’s V-DAY is Taking Action !!!

UPDATE: 142 Countries and RISING! In February we launched ONE BILLION RISING and in just a little over three months the campaign has spread to 142 countries around the world. Women and men from Mali to Afghanistan, Rwanda to Taiwan have pledged to STRIKE, DANCE and RISE on February 14th, 2013. We've seen tens of thousands of new activists come on board. We've seen V-Day benefit events in the UK and Australia, Italy and South Africa, and in over 50 other countries end with audiences standing … [Read more...]

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