Update from Eve on the Path to One Billion
A few weeks ago Eve embarked on a multi-country tour, which will take her from the Philippines, to India, to France, and more as she makes her way towards ONE BILLION RISING on February 14, 2013. We are pleased to share with you her first blog update of photos, videos, and words from her most recent stop in Manila, with ONE BILLION RISING Regional Coordinator and long time V-Day activist Monique Wilson:
Some call it a slum, some say dump site.
A mountain made of garbage.
The dumpsite is owned by private contractors
They charge 100 pesos for a permit and 150 pesos
For a uniform. Even the garbage has been taken from the people.
Girls as young as 8 sell their bodies
to the men who guard the garbage for the right to scavenge it
There was a landslide of garbage
The mountain fell
On the village and disappeared 600 people.
They never found them
Their bodies burned inside because it was so hot from the bio gas.
A garbage volcano
Erupting, turning the people to bone
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In the Press:
Women activists dance vs violence against women, GMA News >
A Billion Women Dancing, By Rina Jimenez-David, Philippine Daily Inquirer >
American Playwright Eve Ensler Celebrates Approval Of RH Bill, Manila Bulletin >
Monique Wilson speaks up vs violence against women, Inquirer Lifestyle >
Dance against violence, Business World Online >
NEW: One Billion Rising Philippines Short Film!
ONE BILLION RISING Regional Coordinator Monique Wilson and her incredible team have created the next ONE BILLION RISING short film for the Philippines. From the comfort women who suffered sexual slavery during the Japanese occupation to domestic workers subjected to assault and isolation by their employers, to systemic causes of intimate partner abuse, the Philippines has had enough of violence against women. Watch as they RISE in this powerful new film.
Thank you to DM9 Jayme Syfu for one Billion Rising Philippines for coordinating lyrics, musicians!
WATCH One Billion Rising Philippines Short Film >
DON'T MISS: The Making of the One Billion Rising Philippines Film >
DON'T FORGET: December 31st is the LAST Day To Donate for 2012 Tax Return
Monday December 31st is the last day to make charitable donations in order to claim them on your 2012 tax return. Please consider V-Day in your end of year giving plans. 87 cents of every dollar you give goes to ending violence against women and girls. V-Day received a 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator this year.
Support the global movement to end violence against women and girls, DONATE to V-Day >
CLICK HERE for the 2012 Annual Report - The Path To One Billion >