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NEW BLOGS by Global Coordinators Anne-Christine D'Adesky & Kamla Bhasin


One Billion Rising Global Coordinators Anne-Christine D'Adesky and Kamla Bhasin writes to us from One Billion Rising: Revolution launch events in Haiti and Nepal:

"Vaginas In The Haitian Parliament!" by Anne-Christine D'adesky, Haiti

Today was a historic day for Haiti and for the groups in the One Billion Rising for Revolution movement in and outside Haiti. We hosted The Vagina Monologues in Kreyol and French by the talented performance group Theatre Atelier Ecolosion, led by Florence Jean-Louis and the superstar actors Cynthia Jean-Louis and Ange Bellie Andou — great talents and sexy performers — and also Fabienne Colimon, et Huguette Saint Fleur. Eve Ensler was the special guest of this event hosted by Senators from the Parliament and joined by Deputys. We had a packed house, and a very appreciative audience. For many, it was the first time they had heard such positive, open discussions of women's sexuality and desire, and it was a most welcome one. The men of the Parliament warmly embraced the play, the themes and the cause of the One Billion Rising Revolution, and have proclaimed themselves strong allies ready to do their part.

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"One Billion Rising" by Kamla Bhasin, South Asia

One in three women on the planet is violated, beaten or raped
This is one billion women!!
It is the biggest war ever and it takes place within our homes and communities.
Patriarchal structures and mindsets are responsible for this war on women. In addition, we now have modern, capitalist patriarchy, corporate media, mindless consumerism, cosmetic industries, and garish weddings with exorbitant dowries that objectify women and girls on the one hand and make our boys and men violent and greedy, on the other.

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