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Until The Violence Stops

Published: 5 October 2018


Over 20 years of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against all women and girls (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender based violence), we have seen communities come together to centralize the voices of women, embodying the idea that nothing is…

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Congratulations to Dr. Denis Mukwege & Nadia Murad – Winners of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize!

Published: 5 October 2018


V-Day, One Billion Rising & City of Joy are thrilled to celebrate our brother, our partner, our friend, Dr. Denis Mukwege and our sister-activist Nadia Murad, who today, both received the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. Photo: Paula Allen for V-Day Dr. Denis Mukwege is a brilliant and compassionate surgeon, the…

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Stop Kavanaugh: Survivors Speaking Their Truth, Standing Up to Power; Take Action

Published: 2 October 2018 > USA


Following Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s courageous testimony, survivors and activists within the United States and around the world have expressed how powerful her statement was and many survivors found familiarity in her experiences. The hearings were also a stark reminder of the systemic injustices targeting women and marginalized communities in…

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Survivors Telling Their Truth, Standing Up To Power – New City Of Joy Essay by Eve Ensler & Photojournalist Paula Allen

Published: 29 September 2018 > Democratic Republic of Congo


Turning Pain Into Power This week we watched women survivors telling their truth, standing up to power, moving from victims to survivors to leaders. The women at City of Joy in the DR Congo are in solidarity with survivors all over the world every day turning pain into power. We…

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Published: 24 September 2018


OBR ENTERS ITS SEVENTH YEAR WITH A GLOBAL CALL TO ACTION AND MANIFESTA Risings To Expand Our Understanding Of Women’s Oppression And Exploitation In The Context Of Capitalism, Colonization, Racism, Imperialism, Environmental Plunder And War One Billion Rising, the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history,…

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Let V-Season 2019 Begin: RISE 2019

Published: 21 September 2018


Welcome to V-Season 2019. 20 years since Eve Ensler’s play The Vagina Monologues shattered taboos, the stakes could not be higher. V-Day is a movement that grew out of the untold stories of women. We believe women. We believe in their right to tell their stories and we believe their…

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V20 London Rising: Calling London to RISE

Published: 14 September 2018 > United Kingdom


Eve Ensler, V-Day Board Member Thandie Newton* and One Billion Rising Global Director Monique Wilson, Artists, Musicians & Activists To mark the 20th anniversary of The Vagina Monologues and V-Day, One Billion Rising and V-Day are calling on activists in London to Rise, Resist, and Unite for a special evening at Café…

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CITY OF JOY Documentary Released Worldwide as a Netflix Original Film TODAY

Published: 7 September 2018

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Released Globally TODAY as a Netflix Original Film, The Award-winning CITY OF JOY Takes the Audience on an Intimate and Inspiring Journey News, reviews and interviews are breaking across the media. Following is a snapshot of what’s being said about the film: “How does one find joy amid unspeakable tragedy?…

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CITY OF JOY Out Tomorrow on Netflix! See the Interviews and Reviews!

Published: 6 September 2018


CITY OF JOY the film will be released worldwide on Netflix tomorrow, 7 September. TUNE in as Christine Schuler Deschryver – City of Joy Co-Founder and Director, Eve Ensler – Playwright, Founder of V-Day, and Co-Founder of City of Joy, and Madeleine Gavin – CITY OF JOY Film Director are…

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V20 London Rising Announced: Calling London to RISE

Published: 20 August 2018 > United Kingdom


Press Release For Immediate Release   V20 London Rising Announced: Calling London to RISE Join Eve Ensler, V-Day Board Member Thandie Newton* and One Billion Rising Global Director Monique Wilson, Artists, Musicians & Activists Twenty years ago, Eve Ensler’s play The Vagina Monologues gave birth to V-DAY, a global activist…

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