One Billion Rising Tumblr Launches
V-Day is pleased to announce the launch of our ONE BILLION RISING Tumblr! Featuring all the latest news from the campaign, live Twitter and Facebook feeds, and easy access to sign up, onebillionrising.org is your gateway to the worldwide ONE BILLION RISING community.
ACTIVIST SPOTLIGHT: Monique Wilson
Twelve years ago, V-Day had the great fortune to meet an incredible, inspirational, and truly courageous woman by the name of Monique Wilson. She was the first to bring V-Day events to the Philippines and over the years she has organized performances in local theaters, the Philippine Senate and House of Congress, War Crimes Tribunals, packed stadiums, universities, and international conferences. Through her passion and influence, countless women and girls have been given a voice and have been empowered to become leaders within their communities to raise awareness about violence against women and girls.
This year alone, Monique has organized over nine V-Day events including upcoming performances in Manila, and most recently she directed an incredible benefit production of The Vagina Monologues with thirty-five members of Justice For Domestic Workers (JD4W) in London. Monique has shared with us her her experience with the incredible women of JD4W, we ask you to please read her piece, V-Day With Justice for Domestic Workers, and join us in celebrating the incredible work of Monique Wilson.
READ V-Day With Justice for Domestic Workers by Monique Wilson >
TONIGHT IN LONDON: Don't Miss Eve Ensler, Rosario Dawson & Thandie Newton in A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer at the Lyric Theatre
Join Eve, V-Day Board members Rosario Dawson and Thandie Newton, and a cast including Trudie Styler, Neneh Cherry, Meera Syal and more for a special one-night V-Day benefit performance of A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer at the Lyric Theatre in London. Prices from - £21 to £96. 100% of the proceeds will go towards ending violence against women and girls. Every ticket sale is being matched by Goldman Sachs Gives and tripled by the Millby Trust.
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READ The Guardian's The Sunday Interview: Rosario Dawson >
VAWA Update: Take a Minute To Take Action!
The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2011 (VAWA - S.1925) still needs your help. In the coming days Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) may bring VAWA to a floor vote and he needs more co-sponsors to make sure it passes. Please call AND email your senators and urge them to co-sponsor and support a "clean" VAWA with no harmful amendments. NOW has made it super easy for everyone to contact their Senator, just click on the link below and add in your zip code, it won’t take you more then a minute and your support will go a long way towards ensuring that this vital piece of legislation get’s passed.
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