“My revolution is of the earth and will come from her for her, because of her. It understands that every time we frack or drill or burn or violate the layers of her sacredness we violate the soul of our future.” – Eve Ensler

WATCH & SHARE V-Day’s short film “My Revolution Lives In This Body.”
A 20th anniversary call for Activists, V20. Written by Eve Ensler, performed by actress Rosario Dawson, directed by Deborah Anderson.

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On this International Women’s Day, we celebrate Rising activists around the globe who rose and who continue to RISE for women’s rights and gender rights, the protection and defense of indigenous lands and the rights of indigenous peoples, against fascism and tyranny, discrimination and racism, environmental plunder and destruction, corporate greed, economic violence, poverty, state brutality and repression, war and militarism and all forms of violence against women. Together we RISE in solidarity through creative resistance against the systems that cause other forms of violence: patriarchy, imperialism, fascism, racism, capitalism and neo-liberalism and highlight where all these issues interconnect. On IWD, activists in Brazil, Congo, Canada, Ghana, Italy, Mongolia, and throughout the United States are RISING.

Throughout March, V-Day Benefit performances of The Vagina Monologues will continue as the season has been extended for V20! It’s not too late – events are being added daily! In 2018, staging a production of The Vagina Monologues or A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer is more than just a theatrical experience; it is an ARTISTIC UPRISING, a RADICAL act, an ACT OF RESISTANCE. V-activists are transforming radical spaces, amplifying and lifting up the most marginalized groups and activists in their communities, spotlighting resistance and spotlighting the work and calls to action of local activists via their testimonies of resistance.

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Rise, Resist, Unite – Attend a V-Day or a RISING in your community
Say It, Stage It – Produce a V-Day Benefit on your college campus, in your community
Rise In Solidarity – RISE in your community, for your community
Turn Pain to Power – Learn about City of Joy, Support the Women at City of Joy

Read “Life After Patriarchy: Three Reflections on the Coming Revolution” by Alnoor Lada for One Billion Rising and Kosmos Daily

“We are simultaneously witnessing the dissolution and apotheosis of late-stage capitalism, which in its death throes is producing peak-hierarchy, peak-violence, peak-patriarchy and peak-delusion… I do not pretend to have answers for where we are going or even what the shift from the male-dominator logic will mean, but I would like to offer three reflections that might provide a different lens from which to view the coming transition. These ideas were triggered by seeing the powerful My Revolution video by the social movement One Billion Rising.”

– Alnoor Ladha, co-founder of The Rules – a global collective of activists, writers, researchers, coders and others focused on addressing the root causes of inequality, poverty and climate change.

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Join the International Women’s Strike on 8 March Globally





V-Day and One Billion Rising activists around the world will be participating in the International Women’s Strike on 8 March.

Join us as we demand justice, equality and safety for all.

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