V-Day Global

In 1994, Eve Ensler wrote The Vagina Monologues, a play based on dozens of interviews with women around the world. It focuses on women’s sexuality and the problem of rape and abuse. After every performance, women would approach her to share their own stories, inspiring Ensler to start a larger campaign. Thus, in 1998, V-Day was born with one simple mission: to end violence against women once and for all. Now, once a year in February, March, and April, groups around the world perform The Vagina Monologues and present other works created by V-Day to raise awareness and action against violence and abuse towards women. Today, over 5,400 V-Day events are held annually.

• V-Day is an organized response against violence toward women.

• V-Day is a vision: We see a world where women live safely and freely.

• V-Day is a demand: Rape, incest, battery, genital mutilation and sexual slavery must end now.

• V-Day is a spirit: We believe women should spend their lives creating and thriving rather than surviving or recovering from terrible atrocities.

• V-Day is a catalyst: By raising money and consciousness, it will unify and strengthen existing anti-violence efforts. Triggering far-reaching awareness, it will lay the groundwork for new educational, protective, and legislative endeavors throughout the world.

• V-Day is a process: We will work as long as it takes. We will not stop until the violence stops.

• V-Day is a day: We proclaim Valentine's Day as V-Day, to celebrate women and end the violence.

• V-Day is a fierce, wild, unstoppable movement and community. Join us!

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