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Who, What & How

Who We Are

V-Day is a global movement of grassroots activists dedicated to generating broader attention and funds to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM) and sex slavery.

What We Do

Create dialogue and shatter taboos around violence against women and girls through thousands of events in over 140 countries.

Inspire and support activists who are working to create a world where women and girls are nurtured and protected, through grassroots activism, public education activities and support services for survivors.

Create new opportunities and resources for women and girls.

How We Do It

Support local activists in producing benefit performances of Eve Ensler's award winning play The Vagina Monologues and other creative vehicles, the proceeds of which are invested in local anti-violence activities.

Encourage V-Day performances around the world to Spotlight and raise awareness for especially egregious situations of abuse against women in order to focus global attention on places often forgotten by the mainstream media.

Direct a portion of the proceeds from local V-Day performances around the world to support existing groups and create new local groups that will continue the anti-violence work for years to come.

Partner with artists, activists, and other social movements to broaden the human and financial resources dedicated to ending violence against women and girls.

Identify grassroots leaders in the movement to end violence against women and support them politically and financially so they may expand and deepen their leadership capacity and train others to become leaders.