V-Season 2012 in Full Swing!
From Anguilla to Malaysia, Abu Dhabi to the Naval Academy in Annapolis, V-Activist are rising up, raising funds and awareness to end violence against women and girls.
This year over 5,400 V-Day events are taking place in 54 different countries and all 50 of the United States. With over six weeks left, there are still hundreds of V-Day benefit events taking place throughout the world, so check out our V-Map, find an event near you and don't miss this opportunity to blend your activism with art and passion!
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V-Day Justice for Domestic Workers, a special performance of The Vagina Monologues
Amazing V-Day activist Monique Wilson is directing thirty-five members of Justice For Domestic Workers (JD4W) in a special V-Day benefit production of The Vagina Monologues on March 18th in London. Monique ran a series of five weekly V-Day workshops in preparation for the performance.
Read the full V-Day news update here >
'Comfort Women' Vow to Help Congolese Rape Survivors
In 2006, V-Day's Annual Spotlight Campaign brought worldwide attention to the over 60-year struggle to gain justice for 'Comfort Women.' The euphemism 'comfort women' was coined by imperial Japan to refer to young females of various ethnic and national backgrounds who were forced to offer sexual services to the Japanese troops during the Asia/Pacific Wars between1932 and 1945. Since 1990 when they broke their silence, the surviving 'comfort women' have continued to protest weekly, calling on the Japanese government to provide justice and reparations for the unanswered war crimes.
Today, a group of 'comfort women' are standing in solidarity with their sisters in Congo, pledging to help countless Congolese women and girls who are currently suffering the same sexual violence and exploitation that the 'comfort women' once faced.
"'I decided to help those who were treated much worse than me. If I get the compensation, I hope the people helping me fight for compensation as well as an apology from Tokyo will send it to the Congolese women,' said Kim Bok-dong at a press conference at the office of the Korea Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan in Seoul."
"Gil Won-ok, another victim of sexual slavery, said: 'If the Japanese ever compensate us, I hope it will become an essential help to those young women.'"
READ full article here >
IN THE NEWS: Members of European Parliament perform The Vagina Monologues
On March 5th in the European Parliament, Eve joined nine members of the EU Parliament in a very special and unique performance of The Vagina Monologues to raise public and EU decision makers' awareness on the importance to put an end to violence against women and girls in Europe and around the world.
WATCH: "MEPs in EU Parliament's performance of The Vagina Monologues" >
READ: "Vagina Monologues for US Congress" (The Wall Street Journal) >