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Help for Haiti - Update On V-Day's Haiti Rescue Fund


Help for Haiti - Update On V-Day's Haiti Rescue Fund

Following the January 12 earthquake, V-Day responded immediately to the catastrophe by establishing the V-Day Haiti Rescue Fund. V-activists from around the world have already dug deep and donated funds which are being put into action. According to Michele Lebrun Pavana, speaking for Mrs. Marjory Michel, Minister of Feminine Condition, the earthquake has put women at heightened risk for sexual assault, as many women have been left to live in the streets with no shelter. Rapes have been reported and the situation on the ground is ripe for traffickers.

For this reason, V-Day is partnering with ShelterBox, an NGO which delivers immediate relief to victims of natural and other disasters, to help support the efforts of the Ministry of Feminine Condition in Port au Prince to provide safe shelter for women and their families.

With your generous donations, we have already been able to allocate $40,000 towards ShelterBoxes for women impacted by the earthquake, providing shelter and other essentials for 400 survivors of the earthquake, and are happy to confirm that they were delivered on Sunday!

Each ShelterBox is a large, rugged, green plastic container that holds a 10-person tent and a range of critically needed equipment.

Please CONTINUE READING to see how the V-Day Haiti Rescue Fund is being implemented to help the women and girls of Haiti >

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JOIN V-Day and Eve Ensler in February as V-Season Gets Underway with the Launch of I AM AN EMOTIONAL CREATURE and V-Girls!

Tickets are available for the following February 2010 events - visit for more info and links to ticketing:

Friday, February 5: NYC

V-Day benefit reading of I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World by teen girls including Sosie Bacon and Samantha Mozes at Urban Zen Center at Stephan Weiss Studio. Directed by Rosario Dawson. Hosted by V-Day, Jennifer and Peter Buffett, Eve Ensler, Cynthia Nixon, Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon, and David Stone and V-Board members Rosario Dawson, Beth Dozoretz, Donna Karan, Katherine McFate, Pat Mitchell, Cari Ross, Susan Celia Swan and Kerry Washington.

Tickets $100 at

Tuesday, February 9: Atlanta, GA

Evening concert, Music for the Women of Congo to benefit the City of Joy, featuring Eve Ensler and music by Arlington Priest, Roxie Watson, Joi, Gina Loring, Dres tha Beatnik. Co-Chaired by Jane Fonda, Pat Mitchell and Laura Turner Seydel at the Warren City Club.

Tickets from $30 - $240, available at

Sunday, February 14: Irvine, CA

V-Day UC Irvine performance of The Vagina Monologues with special guest Eve Ensler, at the Bren Events Center.

Tickets starting at $17, available here

Tuesday, February 16: San Francisco, CA

Eve Ensler speaks at the Commonwealth Club about her new book, I Am an Emotional Creature.

Tickets starting at $12 for members, $20 for non-members, $7 students (with valid ID) available here

Thursday, February 18: Berkeley, CA

KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents Eve Ensler speaking about her new book, I Am an Emotional Creature.

Tickets starting at $12, available here

Saturday, February 20: Santa Fe, NM

V-Day benefit reading of I Am an Emotional Creature performed by local New Mexico teens at the Lensic Theater.

Tickets starting at $25 Reserved, $12 for Teens, available here

Tuesday, February 23: NYC

Eve Ensler speaks at 92nd Street Y about her new book, I Am An Emotional Creature.

Tickets starting at $27, available here

Special 20% discount for V-Day - use CODE EE35

Visit for more on Eve's new work and V-Girls...

TAKE ACTION! The International Violence Against Women Act

The International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA) bills will be reintroduced by Senator Kerry (D-MA) and Senator Boxer (D-CA) and by Representatives William Delahunt (D-MA), Ted Poe (R-TX), and Janice Schakowsky (D-IL). in both the House and the Senate. The bill will be introduced in the House on February 4th, 2010 at 12pm. The Senate date has yet to be determined.

I-VAWA would consistently incorporate solutions for reducing violence against women into U.S. foreign assistance. Show your support for Senators Kerry and Boxer and Representatives Delahunt, Poe and Schakowsky's commitment to women's rights by urging your Senator and/or Representative to co-sponsor the International Violence Against Women Act.

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