VDAY Taking Action for our Sisters in Nigeria!

(Photo : Twitter/WomenGirlsLead) RISE FOR OUR SISTERS IN NIGERIA Dear One Billion Rising and V-Day Activists, Two weeks ago, 234 teenage girls were kidnapped in the Nigerian city of Bornu while taking their exams. It is assumed that the girls were taken by Boko Haram, a local Islamic extremist group whose name means "western education is forbidden." It is feared that the girls have been sold into marriage to the militants and some have been moved to nearby countries of Cameroon and … [Read more...]

VDAY – WHAT DID DANCING DO?‏

We Want To Hear From You: WHAT DID DANCING DO? Dancing insists we take up space, and though it has no set direction, we go there together. Dance is dangerous, joyous, sexual, holy, disruptive, and contagious and it breaks the rules. It can happen anywhere, at anytime, with anyone and everyone, and it's free. Dance joins us and pushes us to go further and that is why it's at the center of ONE BILLION RISING" Eve Ensler. As we prepare for ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE, for the escalation … [Read more...]

1 Billion Likes For 1 Billion Women; Letter from Eve‏

Dear Risers...A Letter From Eve Dear Risers, We are two weeks away. Many of us have worked for months to prepare for our risings for justice. Some have just found out and signed up and some have created a rising in their school, center, place of worship, their block, in their office, factory, home or bedroom. Some are planning with coalitions, others with local groups, some with their best friends. Some are organizing to rise in squares, courthouses, mines, military bases, college campuses, … [Read more...]

NEW City of Joy Website Launches!

V-Day is proud to announce the launch of the new City of Joy website! "The opening of the City of Joy is the moment where women of the Congo turn their pain to power. Where they who have suffered so deeply, so invisibly will claim their rights, their bodies and their future. It will be a huge privilege and honor to be present at this momentous occasion," stated Eve Ensler, playwright and V-Day Founder. A revolutionary new community for women survivors of gender violence in Bukavu, … [Read more...]

RISE4JUSTICE, Dr. Denis Mukwege & Eve Ensler – OCT 29

V-Day & ABC Carpet & Home present RISE4JUSTICE: An Evening with Dr. Denis Mukwege & Eve Ensler Join us for a conversation with Dr. Denis Mukwege and Tony Award winning playwright, performer, and V-Day Founder Eve Ensler. Tuesday, October 29 6:30 – 8:30pm (Doors open at 6:00pm) Deepak Homebase at ABC Carpet & Home 888 Broadway at E. 19 Street, NYC TICKETS: $25 General Admission* BUY TICKETS HERE ONLINE An Evening with Dr. Denis Mukwege & Eve Ensler … [Read more...]

NYC: Malalai Joya with Eve Ensler – OCT 5

This Saturday in NYC: Malalai Joya in Conversation with Eve Ensler - Special $10 Activist Rate Available! "I don't fear death; I fear remaining silent in the face of injustice…I say to those who would eliminate my voice: I am ready, wherever and whenever you might strike. You can cut down the flower, but nothing can stop the coming of the spring" — Malalai Joya, A Woman Among Warlords V-Day has tickets at the special rate of $10 available for you our incredible V-Day activists for … [Read more...]

VDAY ‘Takes Action’ on Syria!

V-Day Statement Against Possible U.S. Military Intervention in Syria The situation in Syria is dire with 100,000 dead, over 2 million having fled the country (half of them children), and 4.25 million internally displaced. V-Day calls on you, our community, to rise and make our voices heard against military intervention, as such an action would simply bring about more violence and suffering. Today, we call on the U.S. to uphold the unconditional right of the Syrian people to … [Read more...]

Eve Ensler Memoir celebrates kick off 9-city U.S. tour for latest book, April 26

"Eve Ensler’s memoir is not only wild and raw and incredibly important, it’s also that rarest of achievements—a compulsively readable, stunningly rendered work of art that delivers hope and truth, challenge and solace, sometimes simultaneously." —Alexandra Fuller On April 26, Eve Ensler - WOMAN of ACTION™, will kick off a 19-city U.S. tour for her latest book, In the Body of the World, a visionary memoir of separation and connection—to the body, the self, and the world. It will be … [Read more...]

VDAY is celebrating in NYC, Women’s Freedom in IRAQ

TOMORROW IN NYC: Eve will introduce Yanar Mohammed at "Iraq Now: Reparations, the Right to Heal, and the Question of International Solidarity" Join us for an evening with Yanar Mohammed of the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq and a longtime V-Day partner, as well as Iraq Veterans Against the War's Director of Organizing, Maggie Martin, who will have jointly launched an initiative calling for reparations for the Iraqi people as well as veterans' right to heal on March 19th, 10 years to … [Read more...]

VDAY, Dear All… A Letter From Eve Ensler in Congo!

Dear All... A Letter From Eve in Congo Eve Ensler has been in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for the last month. Here she shares with you all her experiences with the women at City of Joy, life on the V-World farm, and how she ROSE with women and girls of Congo on 14 February. Dear All, First let me begin with the deepest thank you to all of you who believed in City of Joy and have stood by us with your confidence and support. I have spent the month here and … [Read more...]

U.S. College Students, Parents & Alumnae RISE – THIS IS THE MOMENT‏

U.S. College Students, Parents & Alumnae: RISE - THIS IS THE MOMENT The energy from ONE BILLION RISING continues with immediate action steps! This week the House of Representatives will be voting on their version of the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Women’s groups, advocates, and survivors have worked to show support for the inclusive, bipartisan Senate-passed Bill, S. 47, and are asking House members to oppose the alternate version which will be … [Read more...]

ONE BILLION RISING Documentary Call For Submissions

V-Day is creating a ONE BILLION RISING documentary project, and we are looking to include footage and high resolution photos of local events from all over the world. If you filmed or photographed your event, we would love to see! We will need the highest resolution files available shared with us via Dropbox. These can be RAW footage, edited pieces, single photographs or folders with multiple images. TAKE ACTION To all of our activists, regardless of how you rose THANK YOU for … [Read more...]

Eve Ensler says ‘Thank You’

To all of our activists, regardless of how you rose THANK YOU for making 14 February 2013 the largest global action in history to end violence against women and girls! “Together on 14 February, we expressed our outrage and joy and our firm global call for a world where women are free and safe and cherished and equal. One Billion Rising brought together coalitions of groups and individuals that have never worked together before and galvanized new supporters and associations and masses of men … [Read more...]

ONE BILLION RISING in the Media

ONE BILLION RISING in the MediaTONIGHT: - Wednesday, 13 Feb: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – Anne Hathaway - Wednesday, 13 Feb: Piers Morgan Tonight – Jane Fonda - Wednesday, 13 Feb: The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell – Rosario Dawson TOMORROW: - Thursday, 14 Feb: Democracy Now – Eve Ensler Calling In Live From Congo - Thursday, 14 Feb: CNN International – Thandie Newton Live from London WATCH: - Katie Couric Rises Up for “One Billion Rising” on Katie! > - V-Board Member … [Read more...]

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