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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...

(Reposted from onebillionrising.org) I have “risen” for/with V-Day and OBR for the past decade. This year feels different. It is different. Maybe it is because I live in the US where women have lost the right to abortion that we had for the past 50 years. But maybe it is also because of the visibility of the “woman-led revolution” in Iran, and the Ukrainian women snipers, and the women activists in Chile and Brazil. We can see women demanding democracy even if there are endless attempts to make us invisible. As democracy, in whatever fashion and incompleteness it exists, is under...

2023 marks 25 years of 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, all the while revealing the power of art and activism to change culture and systems. "What happens when you start trusting women? We have the receipts" by V, Asali DeVan Ecclesiastes, Dana Aliya Levinson, Célia...

As reported in The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2023/feb/13/v-day-womens-rights-activism-gender-feminism The playwright V (formerly Eve Ensler) and a group of activists started a global movement for women’s rights in 1998. On V-Day’s 25th anniversary, they tell us what happened in their communities after they took action The pushback against women in this moment is terrifying and vast. When we started the global V-Day women’s movement after the publication of The Vagina Monologues, saying the word “vagina” out loud was taboo. It’s not any more, but our work remains as pressing as ever. Although we may not have ended violence against all women, trans and non-binary...

 Today V-Day, the global movement working to end violence against women, gender expansive people, girls and the planet, marks #V25, its twenty-fifth anniversary of activism, advocacy and organizing led by survivors, artists and activists around the world. The very first V-Day benefit of founder V (formerly Eve Ensler)’s play The Vagina Monologues took place 25 years ago today on 14 February 1998. 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 and change. THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE. V-Day has unleashed vast grassroots,...

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...