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Turning Pain To Power Tour Continues at V-Day Zagreb

04/22/2009

On April 2, 2009, The Centre for Women's Studies Zagreb, together with the Centre for Women Victims of War and Women's Room, organized V-Day Zagreb, marking ten years of V-Day in Croatia.

V-Day Founder/Artistic Director Eve Ensler traveled to Zagreb for this momentous event and to speak to the international audience about V-Day's global Campaign STOP RAPING OUR GREATEST RESOURCE: POWER TO THE WOMEN AND GIRLS OF THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (DRC)

V-Day Zagreb was a tremendous success, with a sold out audience of over 200 women and men, including 50 activists from the region in Kino. Eve was interviewed by Rada Boric, Executive Director of The Center for Women's Studies and V-Day Regional Coordinator, about the issue of violence against women and girls in the DRC and V-Day's efforts to end it.

Rada has worked with Eve and V-Day for over ten years, bringing V-Day to Croatia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, and Finland. As Executive Director of The Center for Women's Studies, the first and only centre of its kind in Croatia, Rada and the staff continue to work every day to empower women in the region through education, raising awareness about issues facing women, and promoting women in political and civil initiatives.

The V-Day Zagreb evening performance of The Vagina Monologues was held in Zagreb Puppet Theatre, scena Travno and was attended by activists from all over the region, including Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Slovinia.

"Performers, activists and the audience shared their experience after the event. All were sharing the the same feeling: IT WAS TRULY A VICTORIOUS DAY FOR WOMEN'S STRUGGLE AGAINST VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN."
-Rada Boric