Less than one month from today the world will be waking up to RISINGS surrounding them from within their communities. V-Activists, Global Coordinators (and the V-Team) are tirelessly working, planning, practicing, petitioning, and writing so that we are ready to RISE on 14 February.
Take a look at what is happening worldwide:
Congo Rising - Three New Entries Join the #Rise4Justice Blog Series
We are thrilled to post an insightful/inspiring blog series Rise4Justice: Congo Rising. We urge you to read and SHARE these incredible stories from and about the Congo.
Dear One Billion Rising for Justice Activists...by Christine Schuler Deschryver
A letter from V-Day Congo Director/Director City of Joy Christine Schuler Deschryver. "One Billion Rising for Justice in the Congo will raise the awareness of Congolese about rape as a global issue and about the escalation of our efforts to put an end to violence done on women."
Why Am I Rising For Justice by Jane Mukuninwa
Jane, a Congolese women's rights activist and Program Staff member at City of Joy, shares how she became involved with V-Day, why she rose in 2013, and why she will rise for justice in 2014.
What is Justice for the Women of Songo Mboyo? By Jessica Neuwirth
On 21 December 2003, 119 women were raped by former rebel soldiers stationed near Songo Mboyo, a small remote village on the Congo river. In this post, V-Day activist Jessica Neuwirth shares the details of this event, and the justice, or lack thereof, that has resulted from it.
HOST OR ATTEND a Sundance One Billion Rising Viewing Party in the Lead Up to 14 February
Starting this Sunday (19 January) we invite V-Risers/V-Activists to screen the nine-minute film One Billion Rising made by activists around the world, in their homes, local theaters, at schools, dance studios or anywhere your communities gather. Bring together those you rose with last year AND be sure to invite anyone new who is interested in ending the violence against women. The film will bring them up to speed and get them itching to RISE with us this year. After the film use the toolkit provided to lead a discussion about One Billion Rising for Justice and set a plan of action for this years events.
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