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One Billion Rising

Locals Taking Action Against Gender-Based Violence Worldwide

Posted 02.11.2013 | Chicago

Chicagoans on Thursday will join activists throughout the world in marking the 15th anniversary of V-Day with One Billion Rising, an international ral...

The Man Box and The Cult of Masculinity

V-Day | Posted 04.13.2013 | Home

Violence doesn't happen in a vacuum. To address and to end violence against women globally, we must consider the factors and circumstances that contri...

N. Jerin Arifa: Islamophobia Encourages Violence Against Women

V-Day | Posted 04.13.2013 | Home

There is significant and well-justified concern within the feminist community and beyond about Muslim women's rights. Just look at what is happening in countries like Afghanistan.

Adam Hochschild: Fatal Convergence

V-Day | Posted 04.10.2013 | Home

I have found myself thinking recently about violence against women in two different times and places, and wondering what these stories might tell us about why such brutality has been such a searing, tragic part of human experience for so long.

Sally Fisher: The Intersection of HIV/AIDS & Violence Against Women

V-Day | Posted 04.12.2013 | Home

Women around the world have made huge strides, achieved political power, status, money, and celebrity. We make critical differences around conference tables, negotiating tables in the arts and in the courts everywhere, and yet we live in the midst of a global culture of violence.

Rise Up Against Rape This Valentine's Day

Erin Bernhardt | Posted 04.12.2013 | Impact
Erin Bernhardt

This year, on V-Day's 15th anniversary, Enlser is leading one BILLION people as we rise up to stop the rape and violence.

A Reflection: A Dance, Prayer and Promise to Keep

V-Day | Posted 04.10.2013 | Home

Women were in danger everywhere in the world. No family, politics, government or religion was able, maybe even willing, to make the danger cease.

One Billion Raped, One Billion Rising

Kiri Westby | Posted 04.06.2013 | Home
Kiri Westby

This V-DAY, February 14th, ONE BILLION OF US will rise up in towns and cities around the world. People like you and me, coming together to show their support for a different kind of world.

Our Biography Is Our Biology

V-Day | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact

All war metaphors must go. You cannot fight for peace. Peace is the path. You cannot win a war on cancer or violence against women or anything else you don't want. Fighting something always makes it bigger.

Rise Up With Terpsichore

Lisa Levart | Posted 04.03.2013 | Impact
Lisa Levart

In ancient Greece, it was believed that the pursuit of the humanities could bring us closer to the sacred. Dance, music, painting and literature, according to Greek mythology, were given to humankind by the nine Muses.

National Freedom Day: 148 Years After Lincoln, Obama Is Still Trying to Abolish Slavery Once and For All

Erin Bernhardt | Posted 04.03.2013 | Impact
Erin Bernhardt

Today, there are over 27 million people in bondage across the globe. Many of those people are little girls who will never get to learn the history of their state in a safe school like I did.

Solidarity Against Rape and Pillage, Domination Culture, Protection of The Sacred Feminine

Jacob Devaney | Posted 03.10.2013 | Impact
Jacob Devaney

We see it in child slavery, child prostitution, and prisons, but we also see it happening to our sacred places in nature. Is it fair to say that clear-cutting a whole forest and destroying all of its diverse life-forms is an expression of rape and pillage?

Eve Ensler's Emotional Creature Speaks the Language of Girls

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 02.12.2013 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

Not every playwright wants their work to start a movement. That's where Eve Ensler differs. Therefore, it is not surprising that Ensler's new theatrical endeavor, Emotional Creature, would take on issues faced by girls across the world.

Sex and World Peace: Or, What Little Girls Have to Do With Our Wars

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 12.12.2012 | Home
Soraya Chemaly

The very best indicator and predictor of a state's peacefulness is not wealth, military expenditures or religion; the best predictor is how well its girls and women are treated.

Nepal: Rising In The Himalayas

V-Day | Posted 12.05.2012 | Home

Nepal is a country in transition. Whether it is the four lane highway that links Tribhuvan International Airport to the capital city of Kathmandu, or the innumerable new concrete constructions that intrude into the jade green rice fields of the country's rural hinterland, there are signs of change everywhere.

Who Are the 'Sheroes' In Your Life?

Reena De Asis | Posted 12.02.2012 | Impact
Reena De Asis

"Sheroes" are everyday people doing extraordinary things! They are the courageous women and men who actively stand up for women's rights.

One Billion Rising

V-Day | Posted 11.24.2012 | Impact

2012-09-24-ddfdfhdjfjdhfjdhfjdhfjhfgjdhfjdhjfhdfkjhd.jpg1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. This powerful three minute film reminds us how violence against women appears in the every day lives of women worldwide.

We Are All Sonali

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 10.28.2012 | Home
Soraya Chemaly

Today 27-year-old Sonali Mukherjee will have surgery to help reconstruct her face. It melted nine years ago, leaving a painful mask in its place, after three young men poured acid on her while she slept. This was their response to her fending off their relentless sexual advances.

Skoll Lesson Two: Be More Outrageous and Disruptive

Pat Mitchell | Posted 06.11.2012 | Impact
Pat Mitchell

If one billion whales, or anything else, were being violated or destroyed, the world would rise up and demand an end to violence. Yet, year after year, women and girls on every continent, in ever country, lose their lives to violence.

'Vagina Monologues' Writer On Continuing To Fight Violence Against Women

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 04.19.2012 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

Playwright, activist, and feminist Eve Ensler has revitalized the terrain with her announcement on February 14 of the ONE BILLION WOMEN initiative. The goal is to have one billion women and men demonstrate their demand to end global violence against women.