Men RISING: Happy Father’s Day

Published: 12 June 2019

Photo Credit: One Billion Rising Kolkata

On Father’s Day, we honor the men who raised us and stand with us – whether through parenthood, chosen family, or adoption. We honor the men who RISE and V-Men everywhere who responded to the call to end violence against all women and girls. Recognizing that violence against women can only be addressed by engaging men, men and boys are creating and participating in One Billion Rising, producing and directing V-Day benefits, and screening the City of Joy film in support of the revolutionary center in Congo.

Rising across the world, men have organized, gathered, and mobilized other men to:

  • Join the struggle to end to violence against women and girls.
  • Encourage their peers to stop the abuse and to speak up about the rights of women and girls.
  • Treat women with respect, dignity and equality.
  • Commit to bringing attention to the rights of women.
  • Stand and rise for justice and dignity for all women.
  • Rise against all forms of patriarchy.
  • Fight for social justice for women and girls.

We celebrate you as together we continue to work for necessary change, the dismantling of patriarchy and toxic masculinity, and the end of violence against all women and girls. And we invite men to join the movement!

DISMANTLE the Patriarchy

“Dismantle” is one of the newest of our V20 created Rising art, the hip hop single by duo Charity Croff and Jacob Denzel of Archduke (featuring Taylor Iman and Jenee Jones) calls on men to dismantle patriarchy.

Visit to watch & share the music video and anthem that exemplify and raise awareness of the work needed to end sexism.


Eve Ensler’s Newest Book The Apology Engages Men Across the Media

Eve is currently on her book tour in support of the best selling The Apology. From interviews to podcasts, men are engaging in the dialogue about what an apology is and unpacking the themes within the book.

“The geometry of toxic masculinity is contained in these pages.” — Marc Maron host of “WTF with Marc Maron”

“For those men – the famous and the unknown – The Apology is a blueprint of contrition.” – Ron Charles, The Washington Post

“The book is as much a powerful reckoning for her father as it is for certain endemic strains of patriarchy that have necessitated that such characters always exist. – Brandon Yu, The San Francisco Chronicle

Visit our new companion website at, an online space for readers, activists and survivors to process and explore the themes raised in the book, for perpetrators to begin their own processes of accountability and apology, and for survivors to write imagined apologies and offer themselves healing.

See Eve on tour:

Thursday, June 13 at 7:30pm Bay Area Book Festival Women’s Lit Event Series, First Congregational Church, Berkeley, CA. In conversation with Brooke Warner of She Writes PressTickets >

Friday, June 14 at 7pm Hugo House, Seattle, WA. In partnership with Elliott Bay Books. In conversation with Amy Wheeler. Info >

Thursday, September 12 at 7:30pm Spoken Interludes, Riverview, 1 Warburton Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. Talk & Signing w/ Jeff Gordinier & Taffy Brodesser-Acker

Friday, October 25 at Yale University, New Haven, CT. Talk & Signing – Department of Psychiatry/women’s mental health conference

Send a Father’s Day e-Card & Support the Movement to End Violence Against All Women and Girls

Photo Credit: One Billion Rising Hong Kong

Make a donation to V-Day on behalf of your father, friends, and loved ones, and V-Day will send the specially designed Father’s Day V-Card of your choice, letting them know of your unique gift in their honor. Donations support the work of V-DayOne Billion Rising and City of JoyClick here to donate >

To send a V-Card on the donate page, check the box next to “Would you like to send an eCard?” labeled “Yes, I would like to send a V-Day e-card,” choose the design you would like to send, and fill in the rest of the information to finish designing your gift.