Dear V-Friends & Risers,
As our work unfolded against a backdrop of violence, inequity, and patriarchy across the globe, the year was another poignant chapter in the evolution of our movement. We are so pleased to share our Annual Report, Rise For Revolution, with you. In these pages, you will see the work of global grassroots activists putting art and activism at the forefront, pushing boundaries and engaging in dialogue that holds everyone accountable to an intersectional lens. It is breathtaking.
Across 200 countries, One Billion Rising, the City of Joy and our V-Day College and Community benefit events made visible the volatile and often unseen connections between violence against women and economic, environmental, racial, and gender injustice on the grassroots level and in the media.
We formed new and lasting coalitions between existing groups and individuals, both throughout the women’s movement and also among the growing peoples’ movements covering diverse sectors. And we showed that there is nothing more powerful than global solidarity as it makes all of us safer in our outspokenness, braver in what we are willing to do.
The pages that follow are a glimpse into the change that took place on the ground, as well as where we are headed. Your generosity, trust and vision make our movement possible.
The report is available in an interactive online format.
We hope you will #RiseInSolidarity in 2017. We ask that you consider making a donation to support our work. Every donation you make ensures art and activism is at the core of our movement. Donate online at vday.org/donate.
THIS is the moment, be bold, be loud, be loving, BE BRAVE. Women will not be moved back. We will resist and push forward in a way that we’ve never done before. We are fighting on every front. Risings and escalations are taking place in direct response across the world from India to Poland to Texas, with artistic, creative, dance risings being planned daily and launches happening all over the globe.
Let 2017 be our radical, revolutionary uniting.
With deepest gratitude and V-love,
Eve, Susan, Christine, Monique, Shael, Colleen, Carl & Kristina
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