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V’s Birthday Wish – RISE & Support the Artist Solidarity Fund

Published: 24 May 2022

25 May is our Founder V’s (formerly Eve Ensler) birthday. To celebrate, please support the Artist Solidarity Fund for individual artists who are courageously rising with their plays, poems, paintings, novels, music in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, fascism, oppression and occupation and violence in places like Brazil, Ukraine,…

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RISE for the Bodies of All Women & Girls, RISE for Abortion Rights

Published: 7 May 2022

Just out: V’s Latest Piece “Women know how choice and freedom feel – and we will never give that up” in The Guardian “This might be why you are unable to see that there is no chance in hell that we are ever going back. This is not a law…

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Celebrating Kathy Boudin (1943-2022)

Published: 3 May 2022

We mourn the loss of and celebrate the life of life-long activist Kathy Boudin, a cherished partner and V-Day sister for many years. An organizer for racial justice and an anti-war activist, Kathy turned a prison sentence into a breathtaking life of service. She became a leading voice for women…

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V-Day Announces Maya Penn, Chela Mitchell, and Luke Ferrari as College Judges for Dismantle Patriarchy Contest

Published: 29 April 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, April 21, 2022 V-Day Announces Maya Penn, Chela Mitchell, and Luke Ferrari as College Judges for Dismantle Patriarchy Contest Deadline for Dismantle Patriarchy Contest’s College Submissions Extended to May 5, 2022 Renowned Artists and Activists Will Evaluate Submissions From College Students Who Challenge Patriarchy Through Art,…

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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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“The girls I taught in Kabul were Afghanistan’s future. The Taliban has taken that away.”

Published: 14 April 2022 > Afghanistan

– New Piece in The Guardian by Shikiba, a Teacher at City of Knowledge Photo: Afghan teachers protest against the Taliban’s closure of classes to older girls. Photograph: EPA/The Guardian As we RISE for the Bodies of All Women, Girls & the Earth and activate worldwide, we continue to find ways…

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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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ONE BILLION RISING statement: Ethiopia End war and sexual violence against women and girls in Tigray!

Published: 28 March 2022 > Ethiopia

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We call on the world to pay attention to the suffering of women and girls in Tigray, Ethiopia. Women and girls in Tigray are targeted for rape and sexual violence by fighting forces. Troops Militia rape, abduct women and girls in Tigray conflict. This is according to a report released…

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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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