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Agnes Pareyio Makes History with Election to Kenyan Parliament – Congratulations Agnes!

Published: 11 August 2022 > Kenya

Agnes Pareyio Elected Member of Kenyan Parliament, Makes History as First Woman MP from Narok Pareyio is the Founder of Tasaru Ntomonok Initiative/V-Day Safe House for The Girls in Kenya, Combatting FGM, Changing Culture and Educating Girls The results are in. Agnes Pareyio, the Founder of the Tasaru Ntomonok Initiative/V-Day Safe…

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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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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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