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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....

As we approach the end of another year, we are once again filled with gratitude for this unique, ever-changing, and stunning movement. 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 Iran, 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,...

2023 will mark 25 years of our global activist movement to end violence against women (cisgender and transgender), gender expansive people, girls and the planet. VOICES will begin the V25 year with its launch in Accra. Please stay tuned for more V25 updates. "As V-Day continues to organize across the globe for an end to violence against women, girls and the planet, we shift the focus from our vaginas to the visions of our voices. As we live and love, we must continue to revisit ourselves and examine our convictions about gender and therein race and class. We are more than...

From City of Joy to Voices, the Safe House in Kenya to The Apology, the Beyond Incarceration Project to One Billion Rising, the work is as vibrant and deep as ever. V-Day and One Billion Rising grassroots activists are pushing boundaries and engaging in dialogue to thrust forward the most innovative and creative solutions to challenges on the ground, all the while with an intersectional lens and art and activism at the forefront. They are rising against a wave of right-wing nationalism, white supremacy, misogyny, and greed. And they are rising to center the voices and experiences of the most marginalized....

CELEBRATING CITY OF JOY ON THE TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF ITS OPENING CEREMONY Ten years ago, hundreds of people - local Congolese, dignitaries, activists and supporters from across the globe - gathered in Bukavu to celebrate the opening of the City Of Joy, a revolutionary leadership center for women survivors of gender violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, co-founded by Christine Schuler Deschryver (City of Joy Director and Director of V-Day Congo), Dr. Denis Mukwege (Nobel Laureate and Founder of the Panzi Hospital), and V (formerly Eve Ensler, Founder of V-Day and One Billion Rising, playwright and activist). It was joyous....

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, February 02, 2021 CONTACT: Anna Zuccaro | anna(at)unbendablemedia.com New Ad Campaign Voiced by Poet Organizer Aja Monet Asks “Black Women, Do You Have a Story to Tell?”: Campaign Invites Submissions From Black Women Artists & Writers to VOICES, V-Day’s New Artistic Performance Piece, Led by Monet, to Replace The Vagina Monologues VOICES, A New Flagship Interdisciplinary Art Campaign For Black Women Directed By Aja Monet, Will Replace The Vagina Monologues in Global V-Day Movement Today, V-Day, the international nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating violence against women, girls and the planet - founded by The Vagina Monologues playwright V (formerly Eve Ensler) -  launched...

KERRY WASHINGTON AND EDWIDGE DANTICAT JOIN AJA MONET ON VOICES "THE LISTENING TOUR" ON INSTAGRAM LIVE VOICES begins with listening. In the lead up to the artistic piece, Aja Monet has hosted The Virtual Listening Tour on VOICES' Instagram Live. It's an expansive series, featuring conversations, performances, and offerings that will encourage and inspire Black women from all across the African diaspora to submit their stories, poems, and art to VOICES and demonstrate how those in solidarity can engage with the project. Tune in at instagram.com/visforvoices. TOMORROW, 22 January at 7pm EST, VOICES welcomes Haitian writer, Edwidge Danticat, for a live conversation...

Join survivors, artists, activists, and youth in towns, cities, schools worldwide as together we RISE through Action, Art, Connection, Imagination, and Love. For two decades, V-Day activists have 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. We have accomplished so much. Now we must do more. We are a movement that has always met the moment. The moment is NOW. WELCOME TO V-SEASON 2021 VOICES CAMPAIGN: Voices is a new interdisciplinary performance arts project and campaign grounded...

THIS JUST IN: VOICES Deadline Extended to 14 February “As a difficult and expansive year winds down, we wish you rest, reflection and creativity. We know this year has required so much of Black women, as the shadows of the world came to light. This is our time to recharge, replenish and regain our creative magic. We are extending our submission deadline to allow for more space for Black women to be in deep listening, introspection, and creative flow.   Our prompts are here to help you along the journey. Submit and share with your girls.” - VOICES Submit your story...