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“ ‘The Vagina Monologues’ performance in Abuja and Lagos has paved the way for a movement unseen in Nigeria before now, a movement that encompasses sexual emancipation, an end to violence and a demand for equality.”
V-Day Worldwide Organizer, Lagos, Nigeria

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“As one of the first to put on a V-Day in Brittany...I am now a member of the board of a house for battered women in my home town of Brest and did not know years ago, I would become so much involved, defending women's rights.”
V-Day Worldwide Organizer, Brittany, France

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When I read “The Vagina Monologues” in High School, I felt like I had found salvation. This was a message that every woman, man and child needed to hear. It was truth and beauty and hope and you didn’t even have to believe in God to see that. I wanted to spread it like gospel.,, I believe that there is not a man, woman or child who would not benefit from seeing the light of ‘The Vagina Monologues.’”

“May V-Day continue until we are all converted… to peace.”

Why “The Vagina Monologues” is Better than the Bible
Tova Feldmanstern

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“I am extremely angry at the Catholic organizations that malign the monologues and try to stop the productions on Catholic campuses. I believe the radical equality of every human being is the message that Christ came to proclaim; therefore, my appreciation of the Vagina Monologues in no way contradicts my Catholicism -- rather, it reaffirms it. Eve has given me a new appreciation for humanity and particularly for women…I'm going to do everything I can to make sure the monologues are allowed on Catholic campuses [and] I'm not going to let the church forget about vaginas. I hope to be a theologian one day and I can guarantee that my theological thinking will reflect my newfound appreciation of women. I still have a lot to learn, but at least I'm on my way.”

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She goes through it everyday
For us it’s something we fear
But it’s her nightmare
This pain is real
And I can’t understand
What would poses a man
To cause a women to hate herself
Make her feel like dirt
But what do you do when nothing works
No one to call
No one to tell
This is her life
Her living hell
To help this problem
We need more than the cops
So support VDAY until the violence stops
- Emma, 13 years old
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“V-Day isn’t a website, or a resource or a movement. V-Day is the people who hold the goal of a world without violence deep in their hearts and their vaginas!”
V-Day Gunnison, Colorado
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“Because of my work with V-Day, I was able to have a sense of strength that I'm not sure I would have had at any other time. It was hard going to the ER, and harder having a rape kit done. It was hard going to the police and naming my attacker. I'm sure it'll be even harder in the months that follow sitting in a courtroom and reliving the experience. But V-Day and Victims Outreach gave me a sense of peace knowing that I can fight against women being treated in such a way. I don't have to be silent and I don't have to pretend that it never happened. There is a support system out there will help. So, thank you. I do feel empowered. And I hope V-Day continues to give a voice to those who have lost theirs, those who never knew they had it, and those that want to scream louder.”
V-Day organizer, University of Texas, Dallas

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“Thank you, you have changed another man's outlook on life, and made him more knowledgeable about how women are treated worldwide, and more committed to helping stop it.”

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“Every time I read a monologue, I am more proud of being a women, and knowing that I am part of a movement that has started to change the world. Thank you all for everything, for making me proud of who I am, what I am, and who I have become.”
V-Day College Campaign Cast Member

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V-Day, to me, combines very critical aspect of what it means to be a feminist activist. The first aspect is to not be afraid to what it means to be a woman - all of what it means, regardless of how comfortable the public is of hearing it. The Vagina Monologues is the pinnacle of this expression, and to participate in it bestows an honor that few other things could.

Secondly, standing up to the problems of rape, incest, battery, female genital mutilation and sexual slavery is a big project socially, politically and personally. To be a part of raising awareness, of raising money, and of raising our voices is a vital responsibility of any person who calls themselves a feminist and an activist.
V-Day Illinois College Organizer

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“As a lesbian, I was pleased to find that most heterosexual women had similar opinions on the vagina to me, and amused to read the comedic strings of responses to the interviews. I was also glad to see lesbians recognised and defended. However, my sexuality made little difference to the way I responded to the book. I felt both individual enlightenment & a unity with women as a whole. The book made me finally realize that I am, in fact, a woman.”

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“As a woman of Korean decent, I was deeply moved and grateful that the Vagina Monologues dealt with an issue that is of great significance to the Korean people, namely, the issue of 'comfort women' during WWII…Also, I was inspired by how theatre has the power to educate people all around the world about issues which otherwise would not have come to our attention. Thank you, sincerely and deeply, for this once in a life time experience.”

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“My experience in organizing the V-Day campaign in Borneo has given me so much strength, confidence, and belief in myself, and has allowed me to pursue my dream and to reach for my full potentials. I am 35 years old, a wife, and a mother to two young children…I just want to say a big THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for making a difference to my life.”
V-Day Worldwide Campaign Organizer, Kota Kinabalu, Borneo, Malaysia

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" If moaning on stage means that at least one other woman need not groan from hurt anymore, that one day, my sister can walk in the park without fear of being raped, that my niece can grow up in a world free from violence, then I will moan... and moan some more."
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia Cast

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“I am involved in “The Vagina Monologues” as one of many ways to repay my utang to my ancestors. “The Vagina Monologues” gathers life lessons from lolas, to nanas, to ubbing, like stringing strands of sampaguita lei, blossom by blossom. “The Vagina Monologues” presents this lei of Pilipina voices to our present and future generations in order to honor and save lives. Be a lei maker to help the next generation and ourselves live the dreams of our sakadas.”
Waipahu & Honolulu, Hawaii
[First ever Hawaii inter-generational Pinay-style Vagina Monologues multi-lingual production in Tagalog, Ilocano, Visayan, and Pidgen English : Waipahu and Honolulu]

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We did it! We received such unprecedented support from the media and the public. There was a point, where anywhere you went, it was The Vagina Monologues, if you drove [down] Church Road a massive black billboard with Vagina in white sticking out meters away. If you opened the news paper it was Vagina. If you listened to the radio it was Vagina. If you switched your TV it was Vagina. People came in their numbers we sold out for both nights days before, unheard of in Zambian theatre. We had members of parliament, students you name them, they where there. Even the intelligence service who were sent to check on the show, forgot their duties and were enjoying themselves. We had discussions after the show, bringing out issues that have gone unspoken for generations.
Lusaka, Zambia
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“As in all the monologues, there was the initial shock of reading the word “vagina,” but what was more astonishing was how exquisite the other words were. In my monologue, Eve Ensler had encapsulated not only one particular wonder of being a woman but all the emotions that it evokes. The monologue was humorous and poignant. It was raw and tender. It was beautiful. This wasn’t something I had heard about The Vagina Monologues. I knew it was supposed to be shocking, but beautiful too? ……. There were humorous monologues, empowering ones, tragic ones. Some were so familiar, I felt as though I had been their inspiration. Others dealt with concepts so foreign I was shocked I had never known about it before (like female genital mutilation). As a whole, the monologues both educated the audience on the sorrows and dangers facing women worldwide and reminded them of the universal joys of womankind. Together, the monologues created a moving portrait of what it means to be a woman.”
V-Day St. John’s College, Santa Fe, New Mexico USA

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“We produced The Vagina Monologues in Spanish in this area for the very first time! We sold out both nights and the audience requested more presentations and a bigger venue next year. One of our beneficiaries, Arte Sana, which is a struggling grass roots organizations working to bring awareness in the Latino community, really benefited from the funds in order to pay for operation costs and thus continue to offer services.”
V-Day Austin, Texas USA

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“For the first time in Belgrade (and in Serbia) in one public institution/public space/ [600 seats sold out] you could hear: CUNT, VAGINA, LESBIANS, INCEST, GENITAL MUTILATION, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SEXUAL VIOLENCE!!!.
And amazing thing happened: men were crying.. most of them could hardly define what happened …They understood something. There was no anger or defense.”
Belgrade, Yugoslavia