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Gabriela USA & One Billion Rising Presents We Rise In NYC: A Call For Action, A Call For Justice With Monique Wilson 

JOIN GABRIELA USA in partnership with ONE BILLION RISING REVOLUTION for "We Rise in NYC: A Call for Action, A Call for Justice." A forum on grassroots organizing against various forms of violence against women, featuring special guest Monique Wilson, One Billion Rising Global Director.

Monday, 19 October 2015
6:30-8:30pm
San Damiano Hall at St. Francis
129 West 31st Street
NYC

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Eve Interviews Yanar Mohammed of the Organization for Women's Freedom in Iraq

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Eve recently spoke with Iraqi feminist and founder of the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI) Yanar Mohammed about the impacts of the US military invasion and occupation of Iraq, the recent people’s uprisings in Tahrir Square, Baghdad, and the horrific violence, fear and trauma that Iraqi women face daily that she is working tirelessly to mitigate and prevent. The interview will also be featured on The Huffington Post on Monday.

The situation in Iraq continues to deteriorate, under the looming threat of a violent takeover by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS) and a corrupt government that perpetuates sectarian divides and neglects the population’s basic requests for services and security. Thousands of women are experiencing horrific violence daily with little to no option of escape or justice. In spite of multiple threats to her safety and life, activist Yanar Mohammed, an Iraqi feminist and founder of the Organisation of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI), continues to fight for the women and girls of Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan. In 2004, Yanar opened Iraq’s first women’s shelter in Baghdad, and has since opened shelters in four cities across the country providing shelter for women fleeing “honour killings”, trafficking, and systemic violence resulting from the war...

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New Blogs In From Bangladesh, Santa Fe, Afghanistan and Gambia

As One Billion Rising: Rise for Revolution continues to launch across the world activists and organizers are sharing news stories, reports and blogs about the campaign. New content featured includes pieces from the Khushi Kabir in Bangladesh, Jessica Montoya in Santa Fe, and Zoya in Afghanistan, and Dr Isatou Touray in Gambia.

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