WATCH Eve on Tavis Smiley on Your Local PBS Station!
Watch as Eve discusses her cancer battle and explains why working with the women of Democratic Republic of Congo to create the "City of Joy" saved her life.
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VPerú International Women's Day: We Are All Women!
In November 2010, VPerú, an incredible week of events, took place in Lima. Organized by V-Day activist Vanessa Oniboni and a dedicated team of local activists, VPerú was a huge success, igniting the V-Day movement in Perú. On March 8th, 2011, VPerú picked up where it left off with an incredible International Women's Day march through the streets of Lima. Following is an update from VPerú Director Vanessa Oniboni:
Working in collaboration with Women Organizations in Peru (Colectivo Canto a la Vida) and Lima's Municipality, VPerú painted the city of Lima pink once more! This time, we celebrated International Women's Day and kicked off our 2011 V-Calendar. VPerú activists wearing V-T-shirts and giving out flowers participated in the march with happiness and pride, showing the importance of committing to end violence against women and girls in the world.
By celebrating the strength of women and spreading V-Day's message, we transformed the idea that this march is only for women: this mobilization is for everyone who believes in a free world with equal opportunities and rights. The march ended up with an emotional speech from the Mayor of Lima, Susana Villaran, an offering to the earth by the Collective of Campesinas (local peasant women) and a series of concerts by renowned women singers and bands.
Many of the activists were there for the first time and this important march received significantly more media coverage than years before. As many of VPerú activists and volunteers stated, it was a very special day and the energy of the people who were there marching, committed to the cause, could be felt everywhere.
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WATCH V-GIRLS Reporting from Los Angeles on Eve's I Am An Emotional Creature Speaking Tour!
As part of the new V-Girls Blog, V-Girls reporter Lulu Mickelson interviewed three high school students, Violet Guardado, Betty Marquez, and Diana Lopez from Berkeley, CA during the Los Angeles stop on Eve's I Am An Emotional Creature speaking tour. These incredible V-Girl activists will present a performance of The Vagina Monologues at their school after overcoming resistance from the administration.
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I-VAWA Continues To Need Our Support
In 2010, one-third of the House and the Senate co-sponsored the International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA) and in the last weeks of Congress's lame duck session the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted to pass the bill. Unfortunately, just as momentum was heating up, the clock ran out on the 111th Congress. Now more then ever your elected officials need to hear from you. V-Day joins Amnesty International USA, Women Thrive Worldwide and Family Violence Prevention Fund in strong support of I-VAWA and we ask you to continue to TAKE ACTION!
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