Voices from the Movement
Welcome to V-Moment!
Since 1998, the V-Day movement has continued to grow, from one event in New York City, to over 4000 events annually in over 120 countries and all 50 of the United States. As V-Day grows we want to ensure that those in the movement to end violence against women and girls remain connected and in touch with issues facing women all over the world.
V-Day is pleased to welcome you to our newest expanded V-Moment. Here, Vagina Warriors from all over the world will speak out about issues affecting women in their countries. Eve will continue to post as well.
Check back often and tell your friends! The V-Moment will be updated frequently and we will soon have the ability for users to leave comments!
Eve's Welcome Message for V-Day 2010: Turn Pain to Power
Somewhere on this planet right now a girl or woman is standing up for her rights, refusing to be cut or sold or beaten or raped or married off or denied school and resources. I have watched V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls, grow in 11 years from one event in New York City to 4,200 events in over 1,400 places on the planet in 2009. I have seen small shelters become huge organizations, grassroots leaders become elected officials, and survivors who at one time could hardly speak above a whisper, confront world leaders. I have seen a taboo word become mainstream and a taboo subject take the front pages. Read more >
Voices of Grassroots Congolese Women on the Crisis in the DRC
V-Day’s latest V-Moment comes to us from eight Congelese who are working every day to end violence against women and girls in the DRC. We are honored to have Jeanine Gabrielle Ngungu, Justine Masika Bihamb, Kongosi Onia Mussanzi, Chantal Moboni, Drocele Mugomoka, Nounou Booto Meeti, Lydia Masimango and Kenneth Enim Ampi share their words of strength, determination and faith with us. Read more >
MU SOCHUA: “As I walk to Prison” – Quality of Justice in Post War Cambodia
Between 1975-79 over one million Cambodian women, men and children, were killed by the Khmer Rouge - among them my parents. The world community knew about it but watched from afar. Now, in the year 2009, Cambodia has come out of genocide and five of the Khmer Rouge top leaders are being tried by a hybrid court, partially funded by the world community. In many people’s eyes Cambodia is on the road to reconstruction. Unfortunately, this stage of reconstruction has faltered and in many ways Cambodia is fast regressing to soft dictatorship. Read more >
AYESHAH ALAM: “This is not what we want for Pakistan…”
When Samar Minallah first forwarded me the video of a young 17-year-old girl being flogged in public I was stunned. These were images that one had gotten used to seeing come out of Afghanistan but not my country. For years on my morning radio show and then later on my morning television show. I had been saying, “we are ignoring what's really happening in our tribal areas.” Read more >
ZOYA: “This is just the tip of the iceburg…”
In RAWA’s opinion, the anti-women law recently signed by Karzai is a torturous nail hammered in the coffin of women’s rights is not something new or astounding because such shameful acts are the dark outcomes of Afghanistan being ruled by US-backed Islamic criminals in the past seven years...Read more >