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Fartuun Adan & Ilwad Elman Awarded the 2015 Gleitsman International Activist Award at Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership  


Fartuun Adan, longtime V-Day activist and OBR Somalia coordinator received the prestigious 2015 Gleitsman International Activist Award, together with her daughter Ilwad Elman. Both are founders of Elman Peace and Human Rights Center. The award is given by the Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership (Gleitsman Program in Leadership for Social Change). Eve Ensler attended as a special guest and gave a speech about Fartuun and her inspiring work at the awards ceremony.

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See Fartuun in New York at Bodies of Revolution: Women Rise Against The Violence Of Police, States & Empire, a panel discussion and gathering of activists from Somalia, China, Palestine, India, Sri Lanka, Iraq, Colombia, Afghanistan, Philippines and the United States discussing resisting the violence of police, states and empire.

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One Billion Rising Activists RISE in Manila Against APEC 

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‪One Billion Rising Director Monique Wilson, Gabriela and activists from mass people’s movements throughout Manila rose against APEC 2015 on the streets of Manila this week.  See Monique in NYC on Dec 5 at Bodies of Revolution: Women Rise Against The Violence Of Police, States & Empire.

Attend BODIES OF REVOLUTION in NYC Sat, 5 Dec with Eve, Monique Wilson, Kimberle Crenshaw & Global Activists, Moderated by Laura Flanders

Bor Logo.pngIn the lead up to One Bilion Rising: Rise For Revolution in February, don’t miss this event, the next stage in our “State of ...” series. 

One Billion Rising, the African American Policy Forum, and the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies (CISPS) at Columbia Law School are bringing together a formidable group of activists for a public discussion on resisting the violence of police and government. 

Speakers Include: Fartuun Adan (Somalia), Suad Amiry (Palestine) Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw (USA), Eve Ensler (USA), Frances Garrett (USA), Nimmi Gowrinathan (Sri Lanka), Yanar Mohammed (Iraq), Lu Pin (China), Zoya (Afghanistan) TBA - Colombia and US/India

The discussion will look to the women’s movements and activists working to change the reality of violence against women across the globe, including: Say Her Name and Black Lives Matter in the U.S., the Chinese Feminist Five, the Organization for Women’s Freedom in Iraq, the Gabriela Women’s Movement and political party in the Philippines, Elman Peace and Human Rights institute in Somalia, RIWAQ: Centre for Architecture Conservation in Palestine, women activists in Afghanistan, the “Politics of Sexual violence in Sri Lanka,” Dalit Women Fight in India, and One Billion Rising globally. 

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