V-Day is a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM) and sexual slavery.
V-Day is: An organized response against violence toward women. A vision of a world where women live safely and freely. A demand: Rape, incest, battery, genital mutilation and sexual slavery must end now. A spirit: Women should spend their lives thriving rather than surviving.
Through V-Day campaigns, volunteers and college students produce annual benefit performances of “The Vagina Monologues” to raise awareness and funds for anti-violence groups within their communities.
Performance is just the beginning. V-Day stages large-scale benefits and innovative films and campaigns to change social attitudes towards violence against women including the documentary Until the Violence Stops; briefings on women in Juárez, Mexico; 2003 V-Day trip to Israel, Palestine, Egypt and Jordan; Afghan Women's Summit; March 2004 delegation to India; the Stop Rape Contest, the Indian Country Project, and Love Your Tree.
In Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, V-Day commits ongoing support to build movements and anti-violence networks. Working with local organizations, V-Day provided hard-won funding that helped open the first shelters for women in Egypt and Iraq, sponsored annual workshops and three national campaigns in Afghanistan, convened the "Confronting Violence" conference of South Asian women leaders, and donated satellite-phones to Afghan women to keep lines of communication open and action plans moving forward. Through the Karama progam based out of Cairo, V-Day works in-depth to build networks ending violence against women and girls in Egypt, Sudan, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon.
In 2006, over 2700 V-Day events took place in the U.S. and the world. V-Day movement has raised over $40 million and educated millions about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it, crafted international educational, media and PSA campaigns, launched the Karama program in the Middle East, reopened shelters, funded over 5000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses in Kenya, South Dakota, Egypt and Iraq. In June 2006, V-Day launched UNTIL THE VIOLENCE STOPS: NYC festival which invited New Yorkers to join V-Day in making New York City the safest place on earth for women.
Countries of Operation
Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, United Kingdom, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Guam, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Province of China, Tanzania, United Republic of, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Uzbekistan, Virgin Islands, U.s.
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