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Support Survivors in Your Community Impacted by the Shutdown

Published: 17 January 2019 > USA


President Trump’s shutdown of the US government is not just a political stunt. It is having serious impact on many lives. Not only are 800,000 workers going without pay, but the lives of many are now at risk. Shelters around the country rely on federal grants to carry out their…

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“Eve Ensler, The Art of Turning Pain Into Power” by James Lecesne (The Dramatist)

Published: 14 January 2019

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This article originally appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of The Dramatist and is posted with permission.

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Turning Pain Into Power: CITY OF JOY + Talkbacks with Eve & Christine in LA & Oakland in February

Published: 10 January 2019


Photo Credit: Paula Allen Join us for two screenings of the award-winning documentary film CITY OF JOY and talkbacks with Eve and Christine this February in Los Angeles and Oakland, CA. CITY OF JOY, directed by first-time director Madeleine Gavin, follows the first class of women at a revolutionary leadership center in…

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RISE 2019

Published: 1 January 2019 > Kenya


In 2019, organizing a ONE BILLION RISING event or staging a V-Day benefit production of The Vagina Monologues or A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer is a theatrical experience AND an ARTISTIC UPRISING. Transform Radical Spaces. Raise awareness and funds for rape crisis centers, domestic violence shelters & organizations who are serving survivors. Spotlight…

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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…

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Global Activism, Until The Violence Stops

Published: 21 December 2018


Dearest Activists, Friends & Supporters, It’s been an unbelievable year. Our 20th year was marked by fierce activism, which turned pain into power and brought our movement even further along in the fight to end gender-based violence. Each day, we were moved by your passionate commitment to ending violence against all…

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The Feminine RISE: an Artistic Uprising Event featuring Eve and Monique this Sunday in Bali

Published: 14 December 2018 > Indonesia


THE FEMININE RISE is an Artistic UpRising. An artistic event boldly fusing music, dance, poetry, theatre, movement, film and ritual in an evening of creatively subversive, beautiful, sensual, provocative and ecstatic performance art celebrating women and honoring the Feminine. The evening is a collective, powerful gathering using creative rising consciousness…

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“Women and Incarceration” by RS

Published: 12 December 2018

Spotlight Blog Series on Women in Prison & Detention V-Day’s Spotlight on Women in Prison, Detention Centers, and Formerly Incarcerated Women has been created in collaboration with Kathy Boudin and Cheryl Wilkins and formerly incarcerated women and activists working on prison reform and prison abolition. In this blog series you…

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Women at City of Joy Send Congratulations to Nobel Peace Prize Winners: V-Rage & Rise

Published: 8 December 2018


On 10 December in Oslo, the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded to our brother, partner, and friend, Dr. Denis Mukwege and our sister-activist Nadia Murad. Eve Ensler and Christine Schuler Deschryver (who together with Dr. Mukwege co-founded the City of Joy) will attend the ceremony. The women at City…

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Published: 3 December 2018


For 20 years V-Day activists around the world have been doing The Vagina Monologues to shatter taboos, change laws and demand attention to the fact that over 1 and 3 women on this planet will be beaten or raped in her lifetime.  Today, a war on cisgender and transgender women…

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