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From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to RISE and RAISE THE VIBRATION to end violence against all women and girls (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender-based violence). In honor of this day and to celebrate the One Billion Rising launches that have taken place and those that will launch today – including OBR South Asia, OBR Bangladesh, OBR Philippines, OBR Mexico, Congo, Swaziland and 17 countries in OBR Africa, we...

Please join us in welcoming Roslyn Smith to the V-Day team. As Program Manager, Roz will oversee V-Day's new Beyond Incarceration project which will further expand and deepen V-Day's ongoing work with formerly incarcerated women and incarcerated women, engaging and educating activists throughout the US and worldwide in a dialogue around restorative justice. Roz brings her personal experience from long-term incarceration as a vehicle for her work as a criminal justice reform advocate. "As I think about both the roots of my involvement in violence and the issue of responsibility, I know that increasingly it is understood that people who cause...

Photo Credit: Atong Atem This giving season, give JOY, support the women at City of Joy. PURCHASE fabrics from the City of Joy collection For every yard of fabrics sold, Vlisco will donate €2 to the City of Joy TURN Pain to Power, DONATE to the City of Joy at CityOfJoyCongo.org/Donate On Monday, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Vlisco and the City of Joy honored the "World's Strongest Women" with the launch of a new collection of fabrics that symbolizes their recovery from rape and trauma, and their journey from pain to power. "The first thought that came to mind when I met the women...

We are thrilled to share the news that V-Board Member, Pat Mitchell, groundbreaking media icon and advocate for women's rights, has released a new memoir detailing her journey from her childhood in the South to her rise in media and global affairs. In Becoming a Dangerous Woman, Pat Mitchell shares anecdotes from traveling in war zones with V-Day/One Billion Rising Founder Eve Ensler and Glenn Close to navigating power structures in Washington D.C. "I can think of no woman who does more to move other women forward. From creating and providing platforms for women to share their voices, to making sure women...

Activists around the world are planning their Risings and V-Day benefits, and the 16th class at City of Joy in the Democratic Republic of Congo is well underway. Here are recent October updates and news for upcoming events! JOIN Eve and Jane Fonda for a TEACH IN on Women & Climate This Thursday Last month, hundreds of thousands of protestors took to the streets all over the world to demand action against the climate crisis that will destroy our planet and make it inhospitable for the human race. "We have to act like our house is on fire, because it is," said Greta Thunberg. That's why Jane Fonda, one...

OUR HOUSE IS ON FIRE Actor, Activist & #VDay Board Member Jane Fonda is RISING! Fire Drill Friday Teach-Ins, actions and demonstrations every week. Don’t Miss Teach-In: Women - on Women and Climate with Jane and Eve Together with Frontline Activists Inspired by Greta Thunberg and the groundswell of support she and other young climate activists have inspired across the world – as well as the visionary work of Naomi Klein, Reverend William Barber’s Moral Mondays and Randall Robinson’s anti-apartheid protests – actor/activist and V-Board member Jane Fonda is upending her life and moving to Washington, D.C. for 4 months to be...

Welcome to V-Season 2020 V-Day, the global movement to end violence against all women and girls (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender based violence) has seen its work evolve over the past three years. The rise of misogynist, authoritarian regimes the world over - from the United States to the Philippines, India to Brazil - has recalibrated our work, further escalating the urgency with which we feel compelled to fight for gender, climate, economic and racial justice. We are in the midst of a rising tide of right-wing nationalism, white supremacy, fascism, tyranny, hatred of...

For 20 years Eve Ensler's play The Vagina Monologues has shattered taboos by telling the untold stories of women, giving birth to V-Day, a global activist movement to end violence against all women and girls (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender based violence). With creativity and determination, V-Day activists around the world have worked tirelessly to end harassment, rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation and sex slavery. Today, the stakes could not be higher for this urgent work. Testimonies of RISINGThis year, in place of a traditional V-Day Spotlight monologue, we invite activists to amplify and...

“We need each other. To hear each other and to think about the ways we create and imagine with the discourse we have,” says Aja Monet, V-Day’s new VOICES Artistic Creative Director. VOICES is an entirely new art project and campaign, featuring stories by and for Black women on the African Continent and across the African Diaspora to unify the vision of ending violence against women: cis women, trans women, and nonbinary people. VOICES begins with listening. In the lead up to the artistic piece, Aja is hosting The Virtual Listening Tour on VOICES’ Instagram Live. It’s an expansive series, featuring...