What a V20 Year!

Published: 29 December 2018

Our 20th year was marked by fierce art and activism, fueled by your generous support and passionate commitment to ending violence against all women and girls (cisgender, transgender and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender-based violence). Activists fought tirelessly to end harassment, rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation and sex slavery. Together, we transformed radical spaces, created space for activists to share their testimonies of resistance, and centralized new voices foregrounding the most marginalized groups and activists in communities everywhere. And the year ended as we celebrated our beloved friend, V-Man and co-creator of City of Joy, Dr. Denis Mukwege, receiving the Nobel Peace Prize with our Yazidi sister-activist Nadia Murad, a defining moment for the anti-gender-based violence movement.

A look back through some V20 video moments…

My Revolution Lives In This Body featuring words by Eve, voice by V-Board member Rosario Dawson & direction by Deborah Anderson

Two short videos above celebrated V20. The first video celebrated V-Day, OBR & City of Joy and the second celebrates OBR 2018 & Risings Across the Globe!With gratitude to V-Day and One Billion Rising activists around the world who rose for V20. With thanks to the activists, filmmakers & photographers, our V-Day, One Billion Rising & City of Joy teams, and to filmmaker Kirthi Nath for making these videos a reality.

CITY OF JOY, directed by Madeleine Gavin, released in September on Netflix.

As we look ahead to 2019 and we reflect upon our 20th year and the V-movement that we’ve created together, we hope you will continue to stand with us, to courageously organize, and remain undeterred. We are always with you, and our gratitude is endless.

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