V-Day Annual Report 2016 - ONE BILLION RISING: RISE FOR REVOLUTION 1 - Page 17

EXAMPLES OF RISINGS FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE AND MOTHER EARTH: THE PHILIPPINES The Ata Manobo tribes in Talaingod Davao del Norte lead a One Billion Rising: Revolution event in Davao. They are currently living alongside others from the the Lumad communities in the evacuation camp in Davao City. They have had to evacuate their mountains because of intense and hostile harassments by the military (AFP) who are invading the Lumad ancestral lands, and protecting the interests of the government, the capitalist business elite and multinationals. NEW MEXICO One Billion rising activists danced and rose for mother earth at the 19th Annual Gathering for Mother Earth Summit, a healing event hosted by local indigenous women, to raise awareness about the threats of nuclear waste, fracking and connection between violence against women and violence committed against the environment. GAMBIA Activists in Gambia joined forces with activists from Senegal to host a Rise for Mother Earth event where they planted fruit trees in a village to contribute to the reduction of global warming and to also contribute to household economic and food security of families negatively impacted by climate change.