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Author: V-Day

According to the Sentencing Project, the number of incarcerated women increased by more than 700%, rising from a total of 26,378 in 1980 to 222,455 in 2019.1 Though many more men are in prison than women, the rate of growth for female imprisonment has been twice as high as that of men since 1980. Nationally, about 1 in 8 (13%) of all individuals released from state prisons and more than 1 in 6 (18%) jail releases are women.2 We rarely hear the stories of women after they have been home and what their lives look like now. I want to highlight three...

The pandemic hit hard and restricted our travels, so I have not had the opportunity to travel and report on criminal justice reform issues since early 2020. This was my first time visiting Washington D.C. and I was proud to be doing it in a capacity to advocate for incarcerated women’s release from prison. There are over 200,00 women incarcerated in prisons across the United States. The United States incarcerates1 more people than any other country in the world. On March 12th, I traveled to DC to participate in a campaign with The National Council for Women and Girls to...

City of Knowledge (CKO) — formerly Promoting Women’s Capability by Education Center — is an education center for girls and women in Kabul, Afghanistan where women turn their pain to power. Rising in the face of four decades of war that has left a huge population of Afghan women illiterate and several generations of women deprived of education, City of Knowledge is an education center for girls and women that offers courses in Computers, Science, Literacy, Arts, English, and Women’s rights. Graduates go on to pursue university and the careers of their choice, becoming the future doctors, engineers, lawyers, scientists,...

Alianza Nacional de Campesinas is proud to be a part of the One Billion Rising against gender based violence and exploitation. We recognize this year's theme of Rising Gardens as an acknowledgment of the work that we do on a daily basis, the work of cultivating and nourishing the land so that in turn, the land can nourish us. As a community, campesinas across the U.S. face many struggles, from grueling working conditions where we are exposed to all of the weather elements as well as pesticides; lack of access to health care and government assistance; harassment and violence in...

Rodrigo Melgarejo, Grace Frutos, Bianca Cunningham, Brandon King, and Maya Lazzaro – five United States citizens on a cultural exchange to Chile, were arrested and illegally deported from the country. The US delegation was part of a cultural exchange between women and men movement leaders across North America and Chile. The goal of the exchange was to learn about the experiences of people of color across geopolitical regions in the areas of narrative shift, communal self-determination and citizen journalism. On Thursday March 11, the five US delegation members were arrested while getting off their return flight to Santiago from Temuco. Temuco is...

We stand against anti-Asian violence and with our sisters and brothers in the Asian and Pacific Islander community. We stand with Asian women who are disproportionately impacted by hate, discrimination and xenophobia that has increased during the pandemic. We cherish the wisdom of our elders, and in particular elders from the Asian community who are being targeted by senseless acts of violence. We stand against white supremacy until the violence stops. -V (formerly Eve Ensler), Susan, Christine, Monique, Purva, Tony, Aja, Carl, Leila, Roslyn & Swetha READ more about how to help HERE»...

Vlisco has launched a new collection of fabrics honoring the “World’s Strongest Women”, the women of the City of Joy, women who began their journey from trauma to arrive at healing, turning their pain to power. The City of Joy 2021 collection was designed by Anbasja Blanken, a women’s wear designer whose strength lies in how she sees the world. Born in Curacao, Blanken is inspired by her earthy upbringing and the extraordinary strength of her mother. Working with the women at City of Joy, she created fabrics that showcase the vision of City of Joy and the beauty of the...

Dearest Activists, Friends, Supporters, As we move towards the end of this most unusual and unstable year, we are filled with gratitude for all that you have given and all that you do. Looking ahead to 2021, V-Day, One Billion Rising, & City of Joy activists everywhere are preparing RISINGs worldwide through Action, Art, Connection, Imagination and Love. This Giving season consider supporting V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against all women and girls (cisgender and transgender), those who hold fluid identities, nonbinary people and the planet. 31 December is the last day to make charitable donations in order to claim them on...

Giving Gratitude, Giving Joy, #Giving Tuesday Today is #GivingTuesday. As we enter the Giving season, we invite you to support the work of women leaders in Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya who are pushing boundaries and creating spaces born from the vision of local women survivors where women and girls turn their pain into power. They are creating a world where women can thrive rather than merely survive. To send a V-Card on the donation pages, check the box next to "I'd like to make this contribution in honor or memory of someone" and then "I'd like to notify someone...

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...