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We Are Woman

Lola White | Posted 04.15.2016 | Women
Lola White

We often come from a place of feeling battered and broken before were able to rise and truly conquer our true purpose. It's experiencing all that is f...

The Revolution Escalates, Rising 2016 Photo Essay

One Billion Rising | Posted 03.04.2016 | Impact
One Billion Rising

Throughout the month of February and leading up to International Women's Day (8 March), and continuing throughout the year, activists RISE to end the ...

Global Activists Demand The Release Of Our Sisters In China

One Billion Rising | Posted 04.03.2015 | Impact
One Billion Rising

One Billion Rising activists around the world continue to demand the release of our activist feminist sisters from China -- Li Tingting, Zheng Churan, Wei Tingting, Wang Man and Wu Rongrung -- who were arrested for their work to create awareness and education on violence against women and girls issues.

This is What Revolution Looks Like: One Billion Rising Revolution Photo Essay

One Billion Rising | Posted 03.02.2015 | Impact
One Billion Rising

Beginning on 7 February and continuing throughout the year, activists are RISING to end violence against women and girls, and calling for a radical shift in consciousness to end the global epidemic of abuse that one in three women face worldwide.

UNHEARD Stories: An Upcoming Theater Festival About Sexual Violence

Winnie M Li | Posted 04.19.2015 | Women
Winnie M Li

"There's something bizarrely liberating about being able to stand up on stage, as a character, and say 'I was raped.'"

Out of a Nightmare, I Saw How to Build Joy -- and Love -- Rada Boric

One Billion Rising | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact
One Billion Rising

Perhaps the hardest lesson we have to learn in life is -- nothing is ever safe. Think about the things you take most for granted. The streets where you live. The job you have. The possibility of a future. All these things -- they can be revealed as illusions in a heartbeat.

A Call to Action for Women's Rights

Laura Turner Seydel | Posted 04.14.2015 | Impact
Laura Turner Seydel

The world's discrimination and violence against women and girls is the most serious, pervasive, and ignored violation of basic human rights: This is President Carter's call to action.

I Survived Abuse, And It Led Me To Start An Uprising -- Karabo Tshikube

One Billion Rising | Posted 02.11.2015 | Impact
One Billion Rising

I grew up in a small town called Messina, near the border between South Africa and Zimbabwe. I was part of a huge family. I lived with my mother, and my father lived nearby. I blocked out a lot of my childhood memories (good/bad) until recently. Never wanted to think about my childhood.

One Billion Rising in Los Angeles: Ending Violence Against Women & Girls

Tabby Biddle | Posted 04.12.2015 | Los Angeles
Tabby Biddle

On Sunday night at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, President Obama took to the stage with a video message inviting the millions of people watching to join a new campaign, #ItsOnUs, to end violence against women and girls.

Activist Who Underwent Female Genital Mutilation Helps Girls Escape Practice, Child Marriage

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.10.2015 | Impact

Kenyan activist Agnes Pareyio opened up to HuffPost Live about undergoing female genital mutilation, or FGM, and why she's since dedicated her life t...

My Husband Was Murdered -- But It Gave Me the Strength to Save My Country's Girls

One Billion Rising | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact
One Billion Rising

I stayed away from my country for 11 years, raising my three daughters in the calm and safety of Canada. I decided I could not let everything my husband tried to achieve be forgotten or destroyed. When I landed back in Mogadishu, I was amazed by what I saw. And what shocked me most was what had happened to women.

I Watched Traumatized Women Fight Back And Transform My Country -- Rosi Orozco

One Billion Rising | Posted 03.22.2015 | Impact
One Billion Rising

In Mexico, a few thousand abused women rose up, and we have prevented a huge amount of trafficking. If one billion women rise, is there anything we would not be able to achieve?

I Serve Your Fast Food and I'm Fighting to Survive. Want to Hear My Story? - Nakima Jones

One Billion Rising | Posted 02.02.2015 | Impact
One Billion Rising

We're not asking for gold. We're not asking for diamonds. We're asking to get paid enough to support our families.

I Have Seen the Secret of How Women Can Transform Their Lives. Here's How - Khushi Kabar

One Billion Rising | Posted 03.08.2015 | Impact
One Billion Rising

When did I become a feminist? There are lots of moments in every woman's life that make her stand up for herself and her sisters, and there were many in mine. But the first one that comes to mind is the day I was told I couldn't take a seat on the bus, simply because I was a woman.

There's a Force That Can Heal Trauma, and It's Not What You Think

One Billion Rising | Posted 02.17.2015 | Impact
One Billion Rising

We rise to show we are determined to create a new kind of consciousness -- one where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable.

How I Finally Confronted My Abuser, and Found Peace - Jessica Montoya

One Billion Rising | Posted 02.08.2015 | Home
One Billion Rising

Revenge doesn't bring anyone back. But prevention saves lives. If you can stop a young boy from becoming an offender, you can save women like my aunt, Kat, or me.

Advocate for Women's Rights Inspired by High School Activism

Global Kids | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Global Kids

It was through the training that we did at Global Kids that I was able to feel confident and comfortable in myself enough to know that I could push the issue without it being seen as salacious.

Exclusives from L.A. Law, Matthew Fowler, Lili Haydn & One Billion Rising, Will Kimbrough, The Mushroom Group/Purifier and Max Raabe & Palast Orchester

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.20.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

L.A. LAW'S SEASON ONE IS BACK IN SESSION Courtesy Shout! Factory Marking 28 years after its initial premiere on network television, Shout! Factory ...

Eve Ensler and One Billion Rising for Justice: Transforming Pain into Power

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

This Valentine's Day, women and men around the world will dance, march, gather, and use their voices to speak out against injustices that affect women and girls.

Future Justice Means Justice for Women and Girls

Jakob von Uexkull | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Jakob von Uexkull

One in three women worldwide will experience violence in her lifetime. Many are denied justice at the most fundamental level. On February 14, 2014, the world will come together for One Billion Rising for Justice to demand justice for survivors and an end to all violence against women and girls.

Girls Deserve to Be the Narrators of Their Own Stories

Christine Horansky | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Christine Horansky

Girls deserve to be the narrators of their own stories. While obstacles remain, a new generation of activists are using media to create innovative, interactive experiences that teach, inspire and give voice to girls -- and the women they will grow up to be.

Justice Rising

Kimberle Crenshaw | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Kimberle Crenshaw

In over 179 countries (and counting), women, men and children are coming together not only to raise awareness about violence, but to reclaim spaces where women ought to be safe but are not.

Calling In the Movement to More Thoughtfully Participate in One Billion Rising

Sara Alcid | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Sara Alcid

Along with our fellow activists, we have the responsibility to engage in open and honest reflection on how we do our work, how our identities and privilege impact this, and how we can and must do better.

Zillah Eisenstein: Imagine a World With Justice

V-Day | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

Last year ONE BILLION RISING was a "catalyst and a wind." This year, come dance again. Come sing. Come imagine. And, come to reconfigure and begin to restructure the world with stronger winds. We are doing it for ourselves, and everyone.

Some Thoughts on Ariel Castro, George Zimmerman and Ending Violence

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 10.03.2013 | Crime
Soraya Chemaly

Ariel Castro, who harvested three girls off of the street to enslave, rape and torture them for 10 years, was sentenced to life in prison plus 1,000 years. Good riddance. But, let's be clear, while Castro might seem psychotic, there is no shortage of cases with similarly staggering details.