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November 11, 2012

One Billion Rising - And More!

One Billion Rising

A film by Eve Ensler and Tony Stroebel
One billion women violated is an atrocity.
One billion women - and men -- dancing is a revolution.

One Billion Rising: Robert Redford on why he is joining Eve Ensler's

One Billion Rising: Jane Fonda on why she is joining Eve Ensler's campaign

One Billion Rising: Rosario Dawson on why she is joining Eve Ensler's campaign

Eve Ensler's address at the 2012 NOW Conference in Baltimore, Maryland

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THOUSANDS of organizations from around the world support this AMAZING initiative

Eve Ensler
Eve Ensler (born May 25, 1953) is an American playwright, performer, feminist,
activist and artivist, best known for her play The Vagina Monologues.

Please network this as widely as you can!

Other videos of support:

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An interview with Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues about her charity work
She talks about her work with the City of Joy refuge in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The women's rights campaigner discusses what drives the global feminism movement,
and why more men should have gender equality at the forefront of their minds.

Congo Women
Full of humanity, these powerful photographs raise awareness about women who experience violence in the Congo, both sexual and physical: “12 percent of women in Congo have been raped at least once in their lifetime. That’s approximately 1.8 million women.” A large cause of this violence is corruption and the exploitation of civilians in mining communities. The accompanying essays explain that “This is not a natural disaster; it is our disaster as a global community.”

Much more on the harsh and ugly reality which torments Congolese people daily through

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Pakistanis Honor School Girl Shot by Taliban (November 10, 2012)

Pakistani students and rights activists are honoring the 15-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot and seriously wounded by the Taliban a month ago. The United Nations designated Saturday to be "Malala Day" as a global tribute to Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by gunmen for promoting the right of girls to attend school and for documenting Taliban atrocities. In her hometown of Mingora in the northwestern Swat Valley, hundreds of students prayed for her early recovery and vowed to continue her mission. Her supporters also gathered in Karachi and other Pakistani cities. Taliban gunmen shot Malala Yousafzai in the head and neck in the Swat Valley. She was internationally recognized for her work.

She is now recovering from her wounds at a hospital in Britain. On Friday, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown presented Pakistan's government with a petition with more than one million signatures in support of Malala. Mr. Brown, the U.N.'s envoy for global education, says a new foundation has been created to honor Malala. The Malala Foundation will do the work the teenager told her friends just weeks before she was shot that she wanted to do -- campaign for the 32 million girls around the world who are not in school. Nearly 90,000 people have signed another petition to have Malala nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Also Friday, Malala's father paid tribute to those around the world who have shown her support. Ziauddin Yousafzai spoke from Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England, where Malala is being treated. He said she is recovering well and wants everyone to know she has been inspired and humbled by the thousands of cards, messages and gifts she has received.

UN Malala Day events held in 100 countries on November 10
About 100 countries have commemorated United Nations Malala Day to honor 14-year-old Pakistani peace activist Malala Yousafzai. On Saturday, events were held in Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, the United States, Britain, Canada, Australia, Mexico, Sierra Leone, and many other countries. CLIP

‘Malala Day’ for Pakistan, over three million poor kids to get cash for studies
ISLAMABAD - The families of more than 3 million poor children in Pakistan will receive cash stipends if their children go to school, the government said as officials prepared to mark “Malala Day” on Saturday in support of a schoolgirl shot by the Taliban. U.N. officials declared Malala Day one month after 15-year-old Malala Yousufzai and two of her classmates were shot by the Pakistan Taliban. She had been targeted for speaking out against the insurgency.In the days following the shooting, Yousufzai became an international icon and world leaders pledged to support her campaign for girls’ education. She is now recovering in a British hospital. CLIP

Profile of Malala Yousafzai Pakistani Girl Shot by the Taliban - Class Dismissed: The death of female education
A 2009 documentary by Adam B. Ellick profiled Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani girl whose school was shut down by the Taliban. WARNING: DISTURBING PICTURES!! The VERY harsh reality of life under Taliban extremism.

New Nose for Afghan Girl - another sad story with an inspiring ending from 2 years ago