Love in the face of what seems impossible, City of Joy Update from V (formerly Eve Ensler)

Published: 30 June 2022 > Democratic Republic of Congo

   This week, V visited the City of Joy and attended the graduation of the 21st class. “Everything feels so terrible and difficult right now in so many places in the world where right wing fascism, extreme misogyny, and hate seems to be spreading faster than any virus we know….

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This is our world and these are our bodies. We won’t go back

Published: 24 June 2022

US Supreme Court has overturned Roe V. Wade, taking away the right to abortion and opening the floodgates for states across the country to ban abortion. The ruling most immediately affects the 13 states with trigger laws – Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee,…

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EARTH DAY: When you choose the Earth, you choose Indigenous women. When you choose Indigenous women, you choose the Earth.

Published: 21 April 2022

On Earth Day and every day, we RISE for the Bodies of All Women, Girls & the Earth. This year we spotlight indigenous women of ANMIGA – The National Articulation of Indigenous Women Ancestrality Warriors – who come from all biomes across Brazil. These women have deep knowledge about their…

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V-Day Safe House for The Girls in Kenya Celebrates 20 Years of Combatting FGM, Changing Culture & Educating Girls

Published: 8 April 2022 > Kenya

Photos by Paula Allen for V-Day Twenty years ago, the V-Day Safe House for the Girls opened in the Southern Rift Valley in Narok, Kenya. Founded and led by Agnes Pareyio and the Tasaru Ntomonok Initiative, the safe house provides shelter and education for girls running away from female genital…

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WE STAND WITH THE WOMEN AND GIRLS OF UKRAINE AS REPORTS MOUNT OF RAPE AS A WEAPON OF WAR

Published: 29 March 2022

V-Day and One Billion Rising stand in solidarity with the millions of Ukrainian women and girls who are being made more vulnerable to sexual violence in the face of Russia’s invasion and as reports grow of rape being used as weapon of war. The Ukrainian government is calling on the international community…

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RISE on International Women’s Day; Join V in NYC at the Abortion On Demand & Without Apology Protest

Published: 7 March 2022

RISE for the Bodies of All Women, Girls & the Earth International Women’s Day Through Earth Day One Billion Rising events are taking place and will continue through 22 April, Earth Day with the 2022 theme: RISE for the Bodies of All Women, Girls & the Earth. Creative resistance events…

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“WINGS” MUSIC VIDEO RELEASED TODAY INITIATED AND PRODUCED BY SIÂN POTTOK IN SOLIDARITY WITH ONE BILLION RISING

Published: 12 February 2022

  WINGS is an awareness campaign in support of V-Day and ONE BILLION RISING, global activists movements to end violence against all women (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender-based violence), girls and the planet, initiated and produced by Siân Pottok (singer songwriter based in Paris,…

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Special Issue of “The Guardian”, Living in a Woman’s Body, curated by V in solidarity with One Billion Rising 2022: Rise for the Bodies of All Women and the Earth

Published: 12 February 2022

The Guardian has just released a special issue on Women’s Bodies and the Body of the Earth, curated by V. The special issue is made up of a series of pieces, poems, essays, and monologues by Nazia, Arifa Akbar, Joanne Cacciatore, Judith Clark, Chanel DaSilva, Juno Dawson, Jessica Fostekew, Shabnam…

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Share Your One Billion Rising Footage and Photos With Us!

Published: 4 February 2022

Palampur, India. Photo Credit: @onebillionrisingindia Please heavily document your event. We’re especially interested in Photos, Videos & Online/Zoom recordings. Over the past years, on or around 14 February, thousands of Risings took place around the world, in hundreds of cities, in virtually every country on earth. We have made history….

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JOY! City of Joy Graduates 20th Class

Published: 23 December 2021 > Democratic Republic of Congo

City of Joy 2021 graduation

(Reposted from cityofjoycongo.org) Just yesterday, City of Joy celebrated its 20th graduation! It was joyous. Filled with laughter. Brimming with hope. 1734 survivors graduated to date. They are change makers, turning pain to power. Watch this video from graduation» Congratulations to V-Day Congo Director and Co-founder/Director of City of Joy…

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