V-Day: Until the Violence Stops
V-Day: A Global movement to end violence against women and girls
"V-Day is a global activist movement to end 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 sex slavery."
The V-Day movement was started in 1998, just four years after the first performance
of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues.
Iota Iota Iota participates in the V-Day movement by putting on performances of The Vagina Monologues every year. The proceeds of the show go to the V-Day campaign and a local New Haven organization that supports and empowers women and girls. Past organizations have included Village of Power and Life Haven.
The Vagina Monologues cast 2014
V-Day Mission Statement:
"V-Day is an organized response against violence toward women.
V-Day is a vision: We see a world where women live safely and freely.
V-Day is a demand: Rape, incest, battery, genital mutilation and sexual slavery must end now.
V-Day is a spirit: We believe women should spend their lives creating and thriving rather than surviving or recovering from terrible atrocities.
V-Day is a catalyst: By raising money and consciousness, it will unify and strengthen existing anti-violence efforts. Triggering far-reaching awareness, it will lay the groundwork for new educational, protective, and legislative endeavors throughout the world.
V-Day is a process: We will work as long as it takes. We will not stop until the violence stops.
V-Day is a day. We proclaim Valentine's Day as V-Day, to celebrate women and end the violence.
V-Day is a fierce, wild, unstoppable movement and community. Join us!"
(All information cited from the V-Day website.)