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One Billion Rising: Rise For Revolution Launches During 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence

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One Billion Rising: Rise For Revolution 2016 season has now started in earnest and is in full swing, starting today (25 November) with launches on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – which kicks-off 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence. Organised by many of the incredible global coordinators, OBR events and activities are happening in many countries and cities including Bangladesh, Congo, Guatemala, India, Mexico, Swaziland, the Philippines, UK, US, Zimbabwe, and more - including risings on 29 November as part of the Global Climate Marches taking place around the world in advance of the Paris Climate talks.

"To all those who are launching, sending you revolutionary spirit and love and energy. Please send photos, short blogs and video clips - because as you know, as soon as the world sees your regions and countries and communities already beginning to dance and rise and create and harness all that incredible radical and artistic revolutionary energy - they will begin to RISE too!" – Monique Wilson, OBR Global Director

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President of Gambia Bans FGM Nationwide; Local One Billion Rising Activists RISE & Rejoice

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"The President of the Gambia last night make a public statement banning FGM in the Gambia with immediate effect. This is great development in the campaign which coincides with the 5th Dropping of the Knife celebration in Jareng in the Central River South of the Gambia. A mega event supported by UNFPA, V-Day and One Billion Rising. It is a real rising, a revolution that cannot be stopped. Let's keep rising until the other steps are taken to legislate and ensure proper implementation." – GAMCOTRAP Activists

Dr. Isatou Touray, One Billion Rising Coordinator & Executive Director and Co-Founder of GAMCOTRAP has been engaged in advocacy and social mobilisation to end FGM and GBV in the Gambia for years, working with policy makers, cultural leaders and ex-cutters to end the violent practice.

READ more about the longtime work of grassroots activists in the following blogs:

Three Niaminas, Lower and Upper Fuladu Districts Celebrate the 5th Dropping the Knife in the Gambia by GAMCOTRAP >

Respect the Gate of Life By Dr. Isatou Touray >

Rising for Justice Report from the Gambia >

Actors Across Mexico are RISING

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In Mexico, actors from national productions including "Annie", "The Lion King", "Mamma Mia" and many more are joining the movement and sharing statements on why they are RISING to end violence against women and girls in Mexico and worldwide.

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Photo Blog: V-World Farm in DRC Builds New Roads

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City of Joy and V-World Farm Director Christine Schuler-Deschryver shared photos of the new roads and bridges built at V-World Farm. This infrastructure is critical to the farm as it makes it more accessible to jeeps and cars which bring in supplies and ship out produce and farm products. The farm continues to flourish and grow.

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Tickets Still Available! Saturday, 5 Dec in NYC - BODIES OF REVOLUTION: Women Rise Against the Violence of Police, States & Empire.

Tickets still available for the panel discussion with global activists at Columbia Law School on Saturday, 5 Dec. Come explore why and how women experience violence at the intersection of multiple oppressive forces and systems and how they are RISING against imperialism, racism, sexism and neo-colonialism. Tickets $10, student & sponsored tickets free.

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