V-Day’s Annual Reports
With Thanks, We Share Our 2013 Annual Report!
ONE BILLION RISING
Together with you, our amazing global team of activists, we created the largest mass action to end violence against women and girls in the history of humankind.
V-Day's 15th anniversary year was unprecedented in every respect. One Billion women, men, and youth in 207 countries were inspired to STRIKE, RISE, and DANCE to end violence against women and girls. Record numbers of V-Day events were produced. The fourth class of women graduated from the City of Joy and returned to their communities with confidence, skills and knowledge to lead. Safe houses, rape crises centers and sexual assault campus programs kept their doors open despite government shut downs and long odds, laws in many countries were changed, and the Violence Against Women Act was reauthorized in the US.
Our 2013 Annual Report - ONE BILLION RISING documents the magnitude of the incredible action that you made possible. We invite you to read it, explore and reflect on the power of our solidarity as we ROSE to end violence against women and girls.
We hope you enjoy it!
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- Attacking The Silence
- Why V-Day Started
- Who We Are, What We Do, How We Do it
- Core Beliefs
- Long-Term Vision
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2012: The Path To One Billion!
In 2011-2012, we began a journey to mount V-Day’s largest and most ambitious campaign to date - ONE BILION RISING. In doing so, our dedicated V-team of staff, consultants, volunteers, friends and activists dreamed, envisioned, and created a strategy to reach our ambitious goal of ONE BILLION people. The ensuing work has made for one of the most challenging and exciting years we have had in the V-Day movement to end violence against women and girls.
2011: Viva Vevolution!
The 2010-2011 year was a time of great transformation for our team at V-Day, and our activists and supporters globally. Overall when we look back at this year, we see a deepening of our collective commitment to ending violence against women and girls, and a renewed clarity about our work and the path ahead.
2010: BUILDING THE MOVEMENT, BUILDING THE CITY OF JOY
In 2010, V-Day once again mobilized thousands of activists, stakeholders, politicians and supporters around the world to keep a sharp and steady focus on the epidemic of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In February 2011, we opened the City of Joy, a revolutionary center for survivors of sexual violence in Bukavu. We are beyond thrilled to finally be at this important juncture in V-Day's work, as we know that the City of Joy will serve as a model for groundbreaking and transformative work in other parts of the world where women and girls are being violated.
2009: TURNING PAIN TO POWER
In 2009, alongside our worldwide activists, V-Day was horrified by the brutal and rampant violence that makes the Congo the most dangerous place to be a woman or girl, but inspired daily by the spirit of the women and girls of the Congo. Impassioned by this spirit, we were determined to bring the story of the Congo to the world. In telling the story, we made new friends and associations, expanded our networks and felt truly reinvigorated as we entered our 11th year! Thanks to you we are able to continue this important work and TURN PAIN TO POWER.
2008: CHANGE THE STORY OF WOMEN
In 2008, V-Day celebrated its 10th anniversary. We saw amazing victories and pushed the V-Day movement to the next level. In our 2008 Annual Report, we have taken a moment to look back at the past decade, recap our V TO THE TENTH year, and look ahead to 2009.