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  • US Supreme Court has overturned Roe V. Wade, taking away the right to abortion and opening the floodgates for states across the country to ban abortion. The ruling most immediately affects the 13 states with trigger laws – Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming. We are an anti-violence movement. Forced pregnancy is a form of violence. Lack of access to reproductive healthcare is a form of violence. The ruling will most impact poor people and communities of color. For those in need of care, VISIT abortionfinder.org SUPPORT abortion funds, DONATE......

  • 25 May is our Founder V’s (formerly Eve Ensler) birthday. To celebrate, please support the Artist Solidarity Fund for individual artists who are courageously rising with their plays, poems, paintings, novels, music in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, fascism, oppression and occupation and violence in places like Brazil, Ukraine, Palestine and Afghanistan, where they are most needed. We need their voices now more than ever. We need their energy, inspiration, vision and magic. And they need our support more than ever so that we have ways of making meaning out of the chaos and struggle that defines these days.......

  • Just out: V’s Latest Piece “Women know how choice and freedom feel – and we will never give that up” in The Guardian “This might be why you are unable to see that there is no chance in hell that we are ever going back. This is not a law yet and we will never accept this ruling. Perhaps because you have never known what it is like to have your body controlled by the vindictive anonymous state, to be raped and forced to keep your baby, to be so desperate that you destroy your uterus with a hanger or......

  • We mourn the loss of and celebrate the life of life-long activist Kathy Boudin, a cherished partner and V-Day sister for many years. An organizer for racial justice and an anti-war activist, Kathy turned a prison sentence into a breathtaking life of service. She became a leading voice for women in prison, developing programs in the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility’s Children’s Center, helping to bring college education back into the prison when public funding for it ended, and doing groundbreaking work on HIV/AIDS that still reverberates today. At Bedford Hills, Kathy built community. She started a yearly tradition of giving......

  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, April 21, 2022 V-Day Announces Maya Penn, Chela Mitchell, and Luke Ferrari as College Judges for Dismantle Patriarchy Contest Deadline for Dismantle Patriarchy Contest’s College Submissions Extended to May 5, 2022 Renowned Artists and Activists Will Evaluate Submissions From College Students Who Challenge Patriarchy Through Art, Music, Other Creative Forms Today, the global activist movement to end violence against women, girls, and the planet, V-Day, announced a new committee of judges for the college division of their Dismantle Patriarchy Contest. The judges include award-winning environmental activist, CEO and author, Maya Penn, artist and creative advisor Chela......

  • On Earth Day and every day, we RISE for the Bodies of All Women, Girls & the Earth. This year we spotlight indigenous women of ANMIGA – The National Articulation of Indigenous Women Ancestrality Warriors – who come from all biomes across Brazil. These women have deep knowledge about their lands and have preserved their ancestral traditions. They are united in their struggle to guarantee the rights and lives of the indigenous people of the Amazon. Their call to action must urgently be heard: “When you choose the Earth, you choose Indigenous women. When you choose Indigenous women, you choose......

  • – New Piece in The Guardian by Shikiba, a Teacher at City of Knowledge Photo: Afghan teachers protest against the Taliban’s closure of classes to older girls. Photograph: EPA/The Guardian As we RISE for the Bodies of All Women, Girls & the Earth and activate worldwide, we continue to find ways to RISE for and with the women of Afghanistan, to share the reality of life on the ground, and ways we can directly help. Written for The Guardian by Shikiba, a former teacher at the now closed City of Knowledge, an education centre in Kabul for girls and women......

  • Photos by Paula Allen for V-Day Twenty years ago, the V-Day Safe House for the Girls opened in the Southern Rift Valley in Narok, Kenya. Founded and led by Agnes Pareyio and the Tasaru Ntomonok Initiative, the safe house provides shelter and education for girls running away from female genital mutilation (FGM) and early childhood marriage. It is a place where young women can safely celebrate an alternative “rite of passage” so that Masai women can follow their tradition without undergoing the cut. Agnes and her team bravely confront the cultural practice of FGM in the Maasai community have won......

  • V-Day and One Billion Rising stand in solidarity with the millions of Ukrainian women and girls who are being made more vulnerable to sexual violence in the face of Russia’s invasion and as reports grow of rape being used as weapon of war. The Ukrainian government is calling on the international community to investigate instances of rape and other forms of sexual abuse by Russian soldiers as both are considered war crimes that break international law. As reported in The New York Times, “Russian forces and Moscow-backed armed groups have been accused of perpetrating sexual violence in other conflicts — most recently......

  • (Reposted from onebillionrising.org) We call on the world to pay attention to the suffering of women and girls in Tigray, Ethiopia. Women and girls in Tigray are targeted for rape and sexual violence by fighting forces. Troops Militia rape, abduct women and girls in Tigray conflict. This is according to a report released by Amnesty International in August 2021. Democracy in Africa seems to be regressing as conflict ravages different parts of the continent and causes the collapse of democratic institutions, economic and social infrastructure and creates a fertile environment for the violation of human rights with impunity. We have......