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A Note from Eve: For the Builders, the Planters, and the Refusers, on the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day

For the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day, The Huffington Post is featuring an all-women lineup on their front page. V-Day Founder/Artistic Director Eve Ensler, who has just returned from Congo for the opening of City of Joy, has contributed the following piece, honoring the builders, the planters, the refusers , and all V-Day activists everywhere.

On this, the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, I want to take a minute to honor grassroots women's activists across the planet -- women, like those working tirelessly in Haiti, who have inspired their communities, united their communities, and led their communities, holding them together and pushing them forward.

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V-Day is Pleased to Announce the Launch of a NEW video on vday.org

Today, International Women's Day, V-Day is pleased to announce the launch of a NEW V-Day video on vday.org!

This short piece tells the story and evolution of the V-Day movement, from one event in 1998 to over 1,500 events annually in over 140 countries! We invite you all, regardless of how long you have been a V-Day activists, to watch this new video feature on vday.org and spread the word!

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SEND A 100th Anniversary International Women's Day V-Card!

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day by supporting the global movement to end violence against women and girls. Make a donation to V-Day on behalf of friends and loved ones, and V-Day will send a specially designed 2011 International Women's Day V-Card letting them know of their unique gift in their honor.

The V-Gift will be used to address the most critical issues of violence against women and girls around the world.

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Eve Continues Tour for the Paperback Release of I Am An Emotional Creature

Last week Eve Ensler embarked on a multi-city speaking tour in conjunction with the paperback release of her best-selling work I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World. The tour got off to a great start in the San Francisco Bay area, with a sold out stop at the JCC of San Francisco, a standing ovation at the East Bay Women's Conference, and visits with the staff at both Facebook and Intuit.

This week Eve heads to Los Angeles, followed by stops in Santa Fe, NYC, and Miami.

Tickets are on sale now for select events, check out vday.org/vtour2011 for more details!


Eve and V-Day Board Members Named In Newsweek/The Daily Beast's 150 Women Who Shake The World

V-Day would like to congratulate Eve and V-Day Board members Jennifer Buffett, Salma Hayek, Pat Mitchell, and Sheryl Sandberg who have been named to the Newsweek/The Daily Beast "150 Women Who Shake the World."

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The Guardian Names Eve to List of 100 Most Influential Women

Eve has been named one of the 100 Most Influential Women by The Guardian newspaper. The list includes women role models from all over the world and working in a variety of different fields including activism, art, business, law, politics, science, sports, technology, television, and writing. "The women on this list have largely achieved astonishing feats in their own right, but most have also in some way, we hope, helped their fellow women."

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