26 Nov Your Trust, Generosity and Vision Make Our Movement Possible
This giving season support V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against all women (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender-based violence), girls and the planet.
Your trust, generosity and vision make our movement possible.
V-Day believes that when art and activism come together, they have the power to transform systems and change culture. V-Day has inspired women all over the world and raised collective consciousness about how violence and gender intersect. Local V-Day activists have raised over $120 million dollars for grassroots anti-violence groups, rape crisis centers, domestic violence shelters, and safe houses in Kenya, Afghanistan and more.
Today, our work is more critical than ever. Our new interdisciplinary performance arts project and campaign, Voices, is grounded in Black women’s stories to unify the vision of ending violence against women: cis women, trans women, and non binary people across the African Continent and African Diaspora. One Billion Rising ensures that local communities are increasing awareness, raising money, and revitalizing the spirit of anti-violence organizations in over 200 countries. The Beyond Incarceration Project expands and deepens V-Day’s ongoing work with formerly incarcerated women and incarcerated women, engaging and educating activists throughout the US and worldwide in a dialogue around restorative justice. In Congo, over 1472 young women have graduated from the City of Joy, turning their pain to power and returning to their communities as unstoppable leaders. And in the midst of the Covid crisis, V-Day activists are aiding survivors and their communities with immediate rapid response assistance, reaching many who otherwise might not have been reached.
Activists look at the intersection of class, race, gender, environmental destruction, imperialism, militarism, patriarchy, poverty, and war, as women face abuse and exploitation across layers of systematic and societal oppression, with the most marginalized and excluded often facing increased levels of violence.
V-Day and One Billion Rising are a crucial part of the global fight to stop gender-based violence through attacking the silence — public and private — that allows violence against women to continue.
With ingenuity and determination, V-Day activists around the world are tirelessly working to end harassment, rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation and sex slavery.
If your gift is already on its way, thank you!
V-Day is a California 501(c)(3) public charity and is one of the Top-Rated organizations on both. Charity Navigator and Guidestar. 31 December is the last day to make charitable donations in order to claim them on your 2020 tax return.
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