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Rising In Solidarity Against the Exploitation of Women Around the World


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Using Dance as a Form of Protest, Activists In Countries Across the Globe Call For Solidarity & End to the Exploitation of Women's Bodies, Labor, and Land

Activists Make Valentine’s Day a Day for Revolutionary Love and Resistance

Events To Be Held 14 February Through 8 March, International Women's Day,
Spotlight On Women Workers In All Their Spaces Of Work

For the fifth year, activists around the world are Rising in Solidarity to demand an end to the Exploitation of all women and girls (cis, transgender and gender non-conforming), as part of the global One Billion Rising movement. 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime, adding up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. The annual call to action is developed by the team of Global Coordinators – from regions around the world.

Risings are happening across the African continent, in Nigeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Malawi, Uganda, Togo, Gabon and Cameroon. In Swaziland they are mobilizing rural women farmers and domestic workers who are rising to demand economic empowerment programs promised by the government. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, they will RISE in March. Events in South Asia include Risings in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka, the Region of Kashmir, and hundreds of events in India alone. OBR India kicked off with a huge OBR Delhi event entitled "Love Has the Power To End Violence" – a day of music, dance, theatre and conversation challenging violence against women and girls and celebrating love.

In Mexico City, activists will dance in the sixteen neighborhoods where human trafficking is concentrated. In the Balkans, activists focusing on women's workers' unions, are hosting risings from 14 February through 8 March, International Women's Day. In Colombia, Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay organizers partnered with the International Holocaust Memorial Alliance & UNESCO to create education programs around the prevention of violence. Across the Philippines, activists will RISE for justice and peace, focusing on the exploitation and militarization, which harms their Indigenous communities known as Lumads.

In the United States, activists and allies from the Austin community will gather at the Texas State Capital to RISE in solidarity. Unchained At Last activists will host a "Chain-in" on 14 February in the New York Statehouse to protest child marriage and forced marriage in New York and across the US wearing bridal gowns and veils, with their arms chained and mouths taped, to send a powerful message to legislators. In Santa Fe and Miami, they are rising against the exploitation of Human Trafficking. In NYC's Washington Square Park, Artists and activists will rally and rise to make Valentine's Day a day for revolutionary love and resistance at an Artistic Uprising – A Call for Revolutionary Love. Activists throughout Europe are Rising. In Italy, over seventy cities are Rising. In Germany, over 160. In Poland, over 70. To read more highlights, please read the full press release.

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JUST ADDED: Women's March, FogoAzul NYC, Dana Levinson, Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis - Middle Collegiate Church, The Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir at Middle Church, Kiah Victoria, and Kashish Shamsi

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"We declare our love for all who are in harm's way, including refugees, immigrants, Muslims, LGBTQIAGNC people, Black people, the indigenous, the poor, and women and girls at risk of violence. We vow to see you as our brothers and sisters and fight by your side...We join forces and stand together with the millions of people across the planet who are rising to end violence against and girls and resist racist patriarchy. To protect women who are most often the most vulnerable within marginalized communities. We take part in it to honor our mothers whose bodies and beings and blood carved the path we are walking on. We are rising - we are dancing - to find the new language of these times – built on a deeper education, radical listening, humility and empathy."

Make Valentine's Day a Day of Revolutionary Love & Resistance.
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SHARE your Rising Photos and Video With the Global Audience

This weekend, we are seeing the escalation of One Billion Rising events leading up to our global day of action on 14 February! As you prepare for your events, please remember to heavily document your event. We're especially interested in photos and videos. Tell the story of what's happening using the official hashtags #1BillionRising, #RiseInSolidarity, and #RevolutionaryLove.

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#RiseInSolidarity Highlights From Around the World

Activists have begun to RISE in Solidarity Against the Exploitation of Women in communities around the world. Check out a few highlights from Afghanistan, Togo, Hong Kong, Australia, India, Nigeria and many more.

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