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...]

NGOWG MAP – October 2013

The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the October 2013 version of our Monthly Action Points (MAP) on Women, Peace and Security for the UN Security Council.   For October, in which Azerbaijan has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Haiti, Mali, and Somalia. We will soon be releasing our annual report monitoring and analyzing the work of the UN Security Council on women, … [Read more...]

Estimating the cost of domestic violence against women in Viet Nam

Estimating the cost of domestic violence against women in Viet Nam Authors / Editors : Dr. Nata Duvvury and Ms. Patricia Carney, National University of Ireland, Galway and Dr. Nguyen Huu Minh, Institute for Family and Gender Studies To demonstrate the economic effects of the enormous cost of violence against women, UN Women estimated the economic costs of domestic violence considering out-of-pocket expenditures that women incur to access medical treatment, police support, legal support, … [Read more...]

Gossamerheart.com, ‘You Don’t Have To Live Like A Refugee’

The Past Is Over. You Don't Have To Live Like A Refugee In honor of all the Women of our World, and Celebrating the positive global changes that are happening in the women's/human rights movement, Roxanne Williams, The Dragonfly Whispererer, has once again created a wonderful message using VIDEO. The women of this planet are all one, saying NO MORE VIOLENCE. The Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA) is a United States federal law (Title IV, sec. 40001-40703 of the Violent Crime … [Read more...]

White House Women’s Update: Happy Women’s History Month & VAWA!‏

White House Women’s Update: Happy Women’s History Month & VAWA Reauthorization Passes! Friends- We hope this message finds you well. Happy Women’s History Month! Today marks the beginning of a month dedicated to honoring the women who have made our country great and the moments that have defined this nation. Thursday was a great day for women across the country with the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) passing in the House of Representatives, following the … [Read more...]

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