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V25: CELEBRATION, PROVOCATION, LIBERATION:  V-Day Commemorates Twenty-Five Years of Global, Grassroots Activism, the Release of New Audioplay VOICES, & New Memoir Reckoning by Founder V (formerly Eve Ensler) After twenty-five years, V-Day reflects on its legacy of organizing to end violence against women, girls and the planet; supporting grassroots anti-violence efforts;  inspiring activists around the world to rise up as leaders in the global fight for gender equality NEW YORK, NY — This month, V-Day, the global movement working to end violence against women, gender expansive people, girls and the planet, commemorates V25, its twenty-fifth anniversary of activism, advocacy and organizing led by survivors, artists...

READY TO RISE? This Year Activists Celebrate 10 Years of OBR and 25 of V-Day as They RISE Join survivors, artists and activists in 88 countries across the globe as we RISE For Freedom & to Create the New Culture and address the devastating consequences of the ongoing vicious systems of patriarchy, imperialism, capitalism and racism in the world today and the destructive battle for power fought over women’s bodies and the body of the earth. 2023 will be the year of INSPIRATION and ASPIRATION. A year of storytelling, building communities, strengthening solidarity, sharing dreams, planting trees, creating art, honoring women and the earth,...

2023 marks 25 years of our global activist movement to end violence against women (cisgender and transgender), gender expansive people, girls and the planet. For 25 years, V-Day has worked at the intersection of arts and activism to shatter taboos, create space for women and the most marginalized, and initiate community-led culture change. On 1 February, V (formerly Eve Ensler) and V-Day activists, artists, friends, supporters and alumna gathered for An Evening of Reckoning and Rising at 92NY featuring V, Paula Allen, Rosario Dawson (V-Day Board Member), Noma Dumezweni, Dylan McDermott, and Marisa Tomei reading from V’s new...

RISE for Freedom, Create the New Culture Our One Billion Rising 2023 call is to Rise for Freedom & Create the New Culture in order to address the devastating consequences of the ongoing vicious systems of patriarchy, imperialism, capitalism and racism in the world today and the destructive battle for power fought over women’s bodies and the body of the earth. This year’s campaign celebrates 10 years of One Billion Rising and urges communities worldwide to utilize art and activism, creative resistance events and gatherings, both online and offline, to demand an end to violence against women, girls, gender nonconforming and gender...

Dearest friends, As the year draws to a close, we are filled with gratitude for the survivors, artists, activists, friends, and supporters who make the V-Day movement possible. V-Day has unleashed vast grassroots, anti-violence work on college campuses and in communities – visionary work that has been survivor-led and focused, all the while revealing the power of art and activism to change culture and systems. Spanning over 200 countries, the movement has organically spread through word of mouth, the ingenuity of activists and a collective desire to build communities that upend intractable injustices. And across the globe it has helped to build...

A V-Card supports the global activist movement to end violence against all women, girls & the planet and is the perfect gift for the Holidays! This year, you can make a donation to V-Day on behalf of your friends and loved ones. V-Day will send a specially designed 2023 holiday V-Card letting them know of your unique gift to them. Donations support V-Day’s work, including VOICES, the Beyond Incarceration Project, One Billion Rising and City of Joy. To send a V-Card, go to the donate page, check the boxes next to "Make this an honorary or memorial gift" and then "Send an E-card" and fill in the rest of the...

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Sunday, December 18, 2022 CONTACT: Anna Zuccaro | anna(at)unbendablemedia.com V-Day to World Premiere New Artistic Piece, VOICES, Directed by Aja Monet, Grounded in Black Women’s Stories of the African Continent and Diaspora  VOICES Audio play Kicks off V-Day’s 25th Anniversary and Marks Ghana’s Month of Return Special Guests include Angela Davis, Rosario Dawson, Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah, V (formerly Eve Ensler) ACCRA, GHANA — On Sunday, 18 December, V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women (cisgender and transgender), gender expansive people, girls, and the planet, will premiere VOICES, an interdisciplinary audio play grounded in Black women’s stories of the African continent and diaspora....

On Wednesday, 1 February 2023, please join V (formerly Eve Ensler) and V-Day for An Evening of Reckoning and Rising at 92NY featuring V, Paula Allen, Rosario Dawson (V-Day Board Member), Noma Dumezweni, Dylan McDermott, Cynthia Nixon, and Marisa Tomei* reading from Reckoning as V-Day marks its 25th anniversary in 2023. Reckoning, the newest book from V, Tony Award-winning, bestselling author of The Vagina Monologues, is the work of a lifetime — political, personal, profound, and more than forty years in the making. V invites us through a lifetime of writing, poetry, and activism, representing the methods through which she survived her own...

Last month, the Simeen mobile health team visited the Herat and Farah provinces in Western Afghanistan, which are considered some of the most remote and war-torn districts bordering Iran. The team explained that “the women and children of these regions carry the heavy burden of war, poverty, illiteracy and ignorance.” Due to the lack of  water, these potentially healthy agricultural lands have become barren deserts, forcing the majority of the men from these provinces to migrate over the border to Iran to work and earn a living for their families. With very few healthcare centers within range, health issues among the...

This #GivingTuesday support V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against all women (cisgender and transgender), gender expansive people, girls and the planet. ON THE PRECIPICE OF OUR 25TH ANNIVERSARY, through another pandemic year that rocked the world and illuminated intractable systems of inequity, and despite conflicts and upheaval that raged from Ukraine to Afghanistan to Ethiopia, V-Day and One Billion Rising activists once again shattered traditions and created spaces for grassroots dialogue, with art and activism at the forefront always. They rose for gender, climate, economic and racial justice and against a wave of war, right-wing nationalism, white supremacy, colorism,...