V-Day 2009 Launches
V-DAY 2009 LAUNCHES!
BRING V-DAY 2009 TO YOUR COLLEGE OR COMMUNITY AND CHANGE THE STORY OF WOMEN!
Registration Opens Today for V-Day 2009 Campaign Events!
Join V-Day and the thousands of activists at colleges and communities around the world who stage V-Day benefit productions of The Vagina Monologues and other artistic works licensed by V-Day to raise awareness and funds to end violence against women in their communities. Each year during V-Season, V-Day events take place on college campuses and in communities, theaters, churches, and cafes worldwide educating millions about the issue and raising much needed funds for local anti-violence groups.
During the 2009 season, V-Day productions will have the option to feature five different benefit events: performances of The Vagina Monologues; staged readings of V-Day's A Memory, A Monologue A Rant and A Prayer and Any One Of Us: Words From Prison, and screenings of V-Day's documentary Until The Violence Stops and What I Want My Words To Do To You.
V-Day's 2009 Spotlight Messaging Campaign will highlight the atrocities being committed against the women and girls of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In the DRC, rape is used as a weapon of war to torture and humiliate women and girls. This systemic sexual violence and femicide not only destroys women and young girls but also entire families and communities. Survivors often suffer in silence, fearing stigma and ostracism. In addition to the severe psychological impact, many survivors are left with genital lesions, traumatic fistulae and other physical wounds, as well as unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections. Local response to support survivors is hindered by a lack of resources. There is near total impunity for these crimes as perpetrators almost always walk free.
Bring V-Day to your city, your community, your college, your university or your high school.
Join us. Until The Violence Stops!
VDAY.ORG HAS A NEW LOOK!
The vday.org web site has a new homepage and look! We hope you like it, we've tried to make the features and content more accessible. Over the next few months, we will be adding more new and exciting content so stay tuned!
Power To The Women and Girls of the Democratic Republic of Congo
And much more! Check out the updated vday.org!