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One Billion Rising

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

One Billion Rising | Posted 12.18.2014 | 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 12.09.2014 | World
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.

One Billion People Dance For V-Day

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 02.11.2014 | Arts

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — When the anti-violence organization V-Day announced plans to gather a billion people worldwide on Feb. 14 in a dancing demons...

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
V-Day

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.

10 Degrees of Separation

Augusta Thomson | Posted 06.23.2013 | Impact
Augusta Thomson

In the early winter of 2012, a twist of fate led me to 10x10 where I have since been tight-roping the synergistic line between media and activism. This is our Call to Action. Share the film and increase visibility.

1 Billion Still Rising

Jacob Devaney | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Jacob Devaney

The struggle to prevent violence, to stop destructive environmental practices and bring healing needs your support. Every positive action makes a difference.

Reflections on 'One Billion Rising' -- DRC

Chantal Daniels | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Chantal Daniels

Violence against women is not linked to specific countries, regions, religions, classes, races or ethnicities -- it happens all over the world from stable, developed economies to fragile, corrupt states.

Putting Action Back in Activism

The Brown Daily Herald | Posted 04.24.2013 | College
The Brown Daily Herald

A pink ribbon. An inspirational YouTube video. A group of women dancing. What do these things have in common? While they are symbols of important movements, they are also symbols of a dangerous trend in activism: "slacktivism."

Somalia's Shocking Response to a Rape Report

Fartuun Abdisalaan Adan | Posted 04.24.2013 | World
Fartuun Abdisalaan Adan

A 27-year-old woman in Mogadishu who reported that government security forces raped her was convicted on criminal charges this month, along with a journalist who interviewed her. Her term will start when she finishes breastfeeding her baby.

And the Dance Goes On

Cheryl Saban Ph.D. | Posted 04.24.2013 | Impact
Cheryl Saban Ph.D.

Doesn't it seem the slightest bit strange to read those words -- violence against women -- in the context of Valentine's Day? Isn't it for lovers, and hearts, and flowers, and chocolates?

Let's End Violence Against Women

Bianca Jagger | Posted 04.24.2013 | World
Bianca Jagger

Violence is a cycle, and it perpetuates itself. It is not only our generation, but our daughters and granddaughters who will suffer if we do not stand up and call a halt to this epidemic. By doing nothing, we jeopardize their future.

From the Voices of Survivors

Kristy Crabtree | Posted 04.23.2013 | World
Kristy Crabtree

They asked for acknowledgement of this prevalence of domestic violence and a way to break out of the culture of silence that surrounds it. When this type of violence is not socially condemned and acceptable to protest, how can women stop suffering in silence?

One Billion Rising

Catherine Okafor | Posted 04.22.2013 | College
Catherine Okafor

Valentine's Day is a day where most spend it with their loved ones and exchange chocolates, flowers and other gifts. This year was a little different for me and my friends. We spent this special day dancing for a good cause.

One Billion Rising to End Violence Against Women and Girls

Impatient Optimists | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Impatient Optimists

On Valentine's Day, we danced in protest of gender-based violence as part of a worldwide movement, One Billion Rising.

My Workout Obsession

Bevy Smith | Posted 04.21.2013 | Black Voices
Bevy Smith

In an effort to stop this 46-year-old body from sliding into total disrepair, I joined a fancy gym. It's definitely an investment and I'm committed to getting my money's worth, which is why I started taking classes -- yoga, pilates, power napping, and my favorite -- Zumba.

One Billion Bodies Reclaimed!

Gillian Schutte | Posted 04.21.2013 | Impact
Gillian Schutte

The network of V-Day volunteers spreads to all four corners of the world. It is a subtle and respectful spread of sisterly support that does not impose neocolonialism or euro-centricity onto local or indigenous communities.

Why We Rise: Turning Valentine's Day Upside Down

Evie Hantzopoulos | Posted 04.15.2013 | Impact
Evie Hantzopoulos

Perhaps Valentine's Day is one of those events just created by greeting card companies. Whatever the case, the whole day needs a re-boot and our youth, along with others who care, will rise to turn Valentine's Day upside down through One Billing Rising.