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 Cuba Is Rising! Eve Performs The Vagina Monologues For Cuban Debut Of The Play; Cuban Activists Will RISE In 2016!

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Las Artes Escenicas invited playwright Eve Ensler to perform The Vagina Monologues at El Café Teatro Bertolt Brecht in Havana, for its Cuban debut! Eve took the stage for a very special three-show performance, 28-29 October, during the 16th International Theater Festival of Havana. During her visit, Eve met with Cuban women leaders and grassroots activist groups including Mariela Castro Espín, the Director of Cuba’s National Center for Sex Education (CENESEX), Lizette Vila Espina of Proyecto Palomas, and Rochy Ameneiro, a well known Cuban singer and director of Todas Contracorriente, together with members of the network of artists of UNETE.

Coming out of these meetings, the coalition is pleased to announce that Cuba is joining One Billion Rising: Rise For Revolution in 2016. Activists and artists alike will RISE against violence against women and imperialism on 8 March. Eve will return to Cuba in March for the Rising in support of the Cuban campaign. 

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WATCH Eve speak about her time in Cuba >

READ blog about event including additional photos and local news coverage >


Rising At The 2015 Asian Conference Of Women's Shelters

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One Billion Rising Global Coordinator Monique Wilson shared a blog about the 2015 Asian Conference of Women’s Shelters event hosted by Taiwanese activists from Garden of Hope. 40 activists from Taiwan, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, Japan, Cambodia, Vietnam, Mongolia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, East Timor and the Philippines gathered to conduct a workshop on shelter work and empowering women, with a particular focus on marginalized women. The one-day conference was a pre-event for the upcoming 3rd World Conference of Women's Shelters which will also feature Monique as a speaker.  

READ the blog >


#Rise4Revolution Updates From Gambia And South Asia

Activists around the world are sharing One Billion Rising: Rise For Revolution actions, events and revolutionary artistic expressions. Recently, Global Coordinator Isatou Touray from wrote about efforts to make Gambia FGM free by 2020 and activists from South Asia released a new short film recapping the past three years of the movement celebrating this years theme "South Asians RISING against violence and for love!"

READ Respect The Gate To Life blog >

WATCH One Billion Rising in South Asia short film >

 

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