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Join Us! On Sunday, 8 October, V-Day and The Carter Center will present An Evening of Reckoning and Rising featuring V (formerly Eve Ensler), V-Day Board Members Rosario Dawson, Jane Fonda, Maya Penn & Pat Mitchell; City of Joy co-Founder and Director of V-Day Congo Christine Schuler Deschryver; Joaquina Kalukango reading from Reckoning, the newest book from V, Tony Award-winning, bestselling author of The Vagina Monologues, as V-Day marks its 25th anniversary in 2023. Visit vday.org/atlantaV25 for information and tickets ($50, $500* and $1000*) Proceeds will benefit City of Joy, a transformative leadership center for women survivors of gender-based violence in the Democratic Republic of...

WE HAVE BECOME MAKERS OF CHANGE 23RD CLASS GRADUATES FROM THE CITY OF JOY On 23 June, City of Joy celebrated its 23rd graduation! 85 joyous women who have turned their pain to power. 1987 graduates to date. They are change makers returning to their villages, becoming businesswomen, teachers, journalists, non-profit leaders, artists, creators, following their dreams and vision. Congratulations to V-Day Congo Director and Co-founder/Director of City of Joy Christine Schuler Deschryver and the team at City of Joy and to all of the graduates! A REPORT ON THE GRADUATION: Since January, a group of 85 women survivors of sexual and gender-based...

Today, V-Day celebrates the life of Patricia Henry, who we affectionately knew as Miss Pat. Miss Pat was a community leader who, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, sprang into action to help feed and care for her neighbors. Miss Pat exemplified the fierce love and tenacity that is New Orleans. Meeting Miss Pat inspired V-Day to celebrate its tenth anniversary – V TO THE TENTH – in New Orleans. V (formerly Eve Ensler) created a monologue about Miss Pat that was performed during the 10th Anniversary performance of The Vagina Monologues in the New Orleans Arena by Liz Mikel. Watch the...

25 May is our visionary Founder V (formerly Eve Ensler)'s 70th birthday! To celebrate this milestone, and to commemorate 25 years of V-Day – the movement that she launched with her pathbreaking play The Vagina Monologues – we are raising funds for V-Day’s ongoing work across the world. It is nearly impossible to summarize the vast impact that V has had on this movement, the communities in which it lives and the culture at large. V has inspired countless individuals to become life-long activists working to end violence in all of its forms. She has helped grassroots leaders get the spotlight they...

New Play Prima Facie Sparks Dialogue About Sexuality, Masculinity & Consent: WATCH Activist Roundtable Moderated by V (formerly Eve Ensler) Prima Facie is the award-winning new play starring Jodie Comer, written by Suzie Miller and directed by Justin Martin, currently running on Broadway. The play follows a young female barrister and her experience of the law around sexual assault from both sides of the court. Prima Facie producer James Bierman asked V (formerly Eve Ensler) to moderate a roundtable conversation with thinkers, leaders, and advocates to amplify the issues raised in the play: sexual assault and the rights of those violated, the devastating impact of...

We RISE for Mother Earth On Earth Day and every day we RISE for Climate Justice & Mother Earth. We amplify the connections between the exploitation of women and the exploitation of the earth. The global climate crisis impacts communities around the world. Women and girls suffer the most in terms of long term loss of livelihood, forced migration, trafficking and other climate related conflicts. Indigenous populations everywhere have suffered gravely – displaced and forced to flee and relocate – making them the world’s first climate refugees. This Earth Day, we renew our call for justice against the aggressive greed and global...

'DOING TIME - A WOMEN’S VIEW' ANIMATED SHORT FILM RELEASED Must watch! A NEW animated short released today, ‘Doing Time: A Woman’s View’ features writings by incarcerated & formerly incarcerated women from the Right/Write to Heal Initiative, a joint project of the Columbia Center for Justice and V-Day's Beyond Incarceration Project, in collaboration with Rehabilitation Through the Arts (RTA) and Human Pictures. Writings by the Right/Write to Heal Initiative’s Jonel Beauvais, Judy Clark, Leah Faria, Selina Fulford, Latisha Morris, Harmony, Betsy Ramos, Edna Sams, V-Day’s Beyond Incarceration Project Manager Roslyn Smith, and Cheryl Wilkins are included in the short film. "We believe the time...

On International Women's Day, Our Gratitude for 25 Years of Global Grassroots Art & Activism, RISING for Freedom & Creating the New Culture This International Women’s Day, we celebrate the survivors, activists and artists whose grassroots art and activism have created our global activist movement to end violence against women, gender expansive people, girls and the planet. YOUR work and voice have played a central role in the V-Day story and for that you have our gratitude, always. For 25 years, V-Day has unleashed vast grassroots, anti-violence work on college campuses and in communities – visionary work that has been survivor-led and focused,...

V (formerly Eve Ensler) and V-Day Board member emeritus Kerry Washington Talk Solidarity & the Movement "Solidarity is the Key to Everything" - V (formerly Eve Ensler) In honor of V-Day’s 25th anniversary, actor/producer/activist and former V-Day Board member Kerry Washington and V (formerly Eve Ensler) talked about what solidarity means for them. This dynamic duo had an inspiring conversation about their past collaborations and friendship in the V-Day movement and what the future of activism will require from each of us. Watch their electric conversation here. Kerry shared what she had learned from V and V Day’s work in building a world...

Activists Across the Globe are RISING for Freedom & to Create the New Culture Activists across the globe are rising for freedom & to 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. Over 1000 One Billion Rising events took place - with more happening in the coming weeks - in 92 countries celebrating 10 years of One Billion Rising and urging communities worldwide to utilize art and activism to demand...