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Fire Drill Fridays by V-Day Board Member Jane Fonda Launches in DC; Eve to Host Teach-In 31 October

Published: 12 October 2019

OUR HOUSE IS ON FIRE Actor, Activist & #VDay Board Member Jane Fonda is RISING! Fire Drill Friday Teach-Ins, actions and demonstrations every week. Don’t Miss Teach-In: Women – on Women and Climate with Jane and Eve Together with Frontline Activists Inspired by Greta Thunberg and the groundswell of support…

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Let V-Season 2020 Begin: Raise the Vibration

Published: 27 September 2019

Welcome to V-Season 2020 V-Day, the global movement to end violence against all women and girls (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender based violence) has seen its work evolve over the past three years. The rise of misogynist, authoritarian regimes the world over…

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52 Groups Urge Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to Rescind Award to Indian PM Modi

Published: 17 September 2019

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 17  September 2019) – V-Day and One Billion Rising announced today that 52 civil and human rights, refugee and religious organizations (see list of signatories below) sent a letter to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation urging the charity to not award its premier Global Goalkeeper Award to Indian…

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“Facing the Great Reckoning Head-On” by Danah Boyd

Published: 17 September 2019

Photo courtesy of Danah Boyd In 1998, I was one of a handful of college students to produce The Vagina Monologues on campus. I will never forget going down to NYC to meet Eve and her running down the platform at Penn Station screaming “vaginas!!!” I would go on to…

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“Dear Cyril” by Naomi Ncayiyana

Published: 14 September 2019 > South Africa

In this time of escalating femicide in South Africa – ONE BILLION RISING (OBR) – AS A GLOBAL MOVEMENT AND AS A GLOBAL COMMUNITY – STANDS WITH OUR SISTERS IN SOUTH AFRICA, as we RISE, RESIST and UNITE for their freedom. We thank Naomi Ncayiyana for writing and sharing this…

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Remembering Lissy Gröner (31 May 1954 – 9 September 2019)

Published: 11 September 2019

It is with great sadness that we learned about the passing of our vagina warrior sister Lissy Gröner on 9 September 2019 at age 65. Our thoughts are with Lissy’s children Myriam and Nicolai and her whole family. Lissy was a passionate champion for women’s and LGBTI rights, and during…

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RISE FOR OUR SISTERS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Published: 6 September 2019 > South Africa

In this time of escalating femicide in South Africa – ONE BILLION RISING (OBR) – AS A GLOBAL MOVEMENT AND AS A GLOBAL COMMUNITY – STANDS WITH OUR SISTERS IN SOUTH AFRICA, as we RISE, RESIST and UNITE for their freedom. We have recently seen the escalation of femicide in South…

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RISE. GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE. 20-27 September

Published: 5 September 2019

Earth warming, forests burning, glaciers melting, oceans rising, animals extinct, storms more frequent, intense & deadly, climate refugees fleeing homes. Join V-Day, One Billion Rising and City of Joy activists as we RISE in solidarity with the school climate strike movement. Students across the globe have been striking on Fridays to demand solutions to the climate…

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The Apology, Movement Towards Accountability & Transformation

Published: 19 July 2019

Eve’s best-selling book, The Apology, continues to generate meaningful discussions in media, social media, communities and groups. For over 21 years, V-Day, the global activist movement that grew out of The Vagina Monologues, has galvanized women survivors to tell their stories, break the silence, and call out systemic violence against all women,…

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“THE EXPERIENCE OF PREGNANT WOMEN IN PRISON: SHACKLING, MEDICAL TREATMENT & DIET” by Roslyn Smith

Published: 15 July 2019

Spotlight Blog Series on Women in Prison & Detention Centers 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…

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