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Eve Ensler Picks The World's Seven Most Powerful Feminists

Forbes Magazine asked Eve Ensler to share her list of the world's seven most powerful feminists. "It is actually an oxymoron to identify the world's seven most powerful feminists--the exclusionary nature of that determination is a patriarchal construct in itself. Still, I simply couldn't resist the chance to highlight the great and often invisible work of grassroots feminists..." stated Eve. Among her picks: Rada Boric of Croatia; Agnes Pareiyo of Kenya; Christine Schuler-Deschryver of the Democratic Republic of Congo; Pat Mitchell of the United States; Stephen Lewis of Canada; Malalai Joya of Afghanistan; and Vandana Shiva of India.

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Mayo Clinic Doctors Travel to Panzi Hospital and City of Joy Site in Bukavu, DRC for Medical Trainings and More

This week, Eve, V-Day Congo Director/Director of City of Joy Christine Schuler-Deschryver and Dr. Denis Mukwege welcomed five medical professionals from the esteemed Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN to Bukavu, DRC where they will work closely with Dr. Mukwege at the Panzi Hospital, offering exams, performing surgeries, providing necessary medical supplies and equipment, and giving educational lectures. While in Bukavu, they will meet with Eve and Christine Schuler Deschryver. Led by Deborah Rhodes, M.D., the Mayo team includes Philip Fischer, M.D., Sean Dowdy, M.D., Emanuel Trabuco, M.D., Doug Creedon, M.D., Ph.D., and Lois McGuire, R.N., C.N.P.

Our thanks to V-Day Board member Pat Mitchell, who also sits on the Board of Directors of the Mayo Clinic, as she connected Dr. Rhodes to V-Day's work in the Congo. In addition, this unique international collaboration will be used as a platform to develop a plan for the Mayo Clinic in Rochester to provide ongoing interaction and assistance to Panzi Hospital and City of Joy.

V-Day is so thankful for the support of Dr. Rhodes and the dedicated Mayo Clinic team, and we invite you all to follow their ongoing blog from DRC, which will include interviews, videos, and photos from their trip.

LISTEN: Dr. Deborah Rhodes Talks About Mayo Clinic Trip To Panzi Hospital >

READ The Mayo Clinic Blog "Helping the Girls of the Congo"
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Part Two >
Part Three >
Part Four >

LEARN MORE About V-Day's Work in DRC >

VPERÚ, A Week Long Celebration To Take Place In Lima November 22 - 28

V-Day is proud to announce that VPerú will take place November 22 - 28 in the city of Lima. VPerú is a week long celebration of the importance of women that will reveal the strength and the courage of Peruvian women and girls, showcasing their talents and qualities through theatre, dance, workshops, art and seminars.

This event is just the beginning - VPerú is becoming a movement radiating its message of valor and equal rights at a national level, with the intention of founding an event backed by the foundation Mujer(es) Hermosa(s) [Beautiful Women] in order to assure all survivors of rape and gender violence the attention and opportunities necessary to move forward and thrive.

VPerú has created a special television spot. Translations available for English, French, Italian and German. WATCH here >

CHECK OUT The Full List Of VPerú Events here >

For More Information Visit vperu.org >

V-Day Celebrates Ten-Year Partnership With The European Women's Lobby

On October 15, V-Day celebrated its decade long partnership with the European Women's Lobby (EWL) by focusing on the future of V-Day movement and highlighting our newest program, V-Girls. As part of the EWL's 20th anniversary celebration in Brussels in the atmospheric Brigittines cultural centre, excerpts from I Am An Emotional Creature were read by a wonderful team of Brussels based volunteers, and were enthusiastically received by an audience of activists, policy makers, artists and media from across Europe.

At the event, the EWL's anniversary magazine "FEM21 - 21st Century Feminist" was launched, featuring an interview with Eve Ensler, and a book review of I Am An Emotional Creature - The Secret Life of Girls Around the World, written by V-Girls book club organizer Georgina Christou from Cyprus.

WATCH Cynthia Nixon & Samantha Moses Present Eve With Breakthrough's Inspiration Award

On Friday October 22, Eve received Breakthrough's Inspiration Award at the ten-year anniversary Let's Breakthrough Together Gala. Cynthia Nixon and daughter Samantha Moses performed "Refuser," from Eve's latest work I Am An Emotional Creature: The Secret Life Of Girls Around the World and presented Eve with the award, which is given to activists who embody the spirit of human rights and leadership.

Breakthrough is an innovative, international human rights organization using the power of popular culture, media, and community mobilization to transform public attitudes and advance equality, justice, and dignity.

WATCH Cynthia Nixon & Samantha Moses Present Eve With Breakthrough's Inspiration Award >

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