V is for V-Day

Posted: April 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

A horrible, shocking statistic that comes from the United Nation’s says that one of every three women on the planet will be physically or sexually abused in her lifetime. V-Day is a global activist movement dedicated to ending the violence inflicted on women and girls all over the world.

Violence against women is real. Rape, incest, abuse, genital mutilation, and sex slavery are still happening in the world. V-Day seeks to put an end to this desecration of human dignity by opening up communication through performances, creating new opportunities and providing resources for women and girls of all ages.

Eve Ensler, playwright and performer of The Vagina Monologues, started the grassroots movement of V-Day in 1998 with a small group of women and volunteers in NYC. She was inspired to start the movement after speaking with women who attended her performance piece, The Vagina Monologues, and would share their own stories of surviving violence and abuse. Ensler believed that, “performances could be a mechanism for moving people to act to end violence.”

Now in NYC alone over 5,400 events take place annually in support of the V-Day movement. Many other events take place all over the world.

Read V-Day’s mission statement and if you agree, join to help end the violence against women.

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