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Women and girls hold the key to ending gender-based violence

Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro | Posted 02.15.2016 | Women
Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro

We live in a world of misplaced priorities, a world in which 60 million girls are not in school. The majority of these girls are from poor communities...

V-Day Cards For Introverted Millennials With Commitment Issues

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 02.09.2016 | Comedy

Love is complicated. When you tack on the experience of dating in the modern technological age ... well, it becomes a straight-up s**t show. No one is...

7 Honest Comics That Sum Up Date Night For Parents

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.08.2016 | Parents

Parents know the meaning of "date night" changes a bit after having kids. Once romantic, relaxing evenings for two transform into chaotic family dinne...

When You Have The Perfect Valentine's Date, Things Get Intimate

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 02.03.2016 | Comedy

Are you ready to have the best Valentine's Day ever? There's nothing better than sitting across the dinner table from someone who wants to spend every...

Why China Is Making Its WWII Parade Into An Extravaganza

The Huffington Post | Matt Sheehan | Posted 09.02.2015 | World

BEIJING -- China is holding a massive military parade Thursday to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Japan’s 1945 surrender. The V-Day parade -- offi...

Melissa Jeltsen

'Vagina Monologues' Production Reminds Female Inmates They Aren't Forgotten

HuffingtonPost.com | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 04.28.2015 | Women

BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. -- Elisia Dones, 59, gazed out the window of the bus as it passed Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, New York’s only maximum-s...

Valentine's Day: 20 Stories on Love, Chocolate, Roses, Secrets, Bromance, Breakups and Diamonds

Democracy Now! | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics
Democracy Now!

For Valentine's Day, we dug through the Democracy Now! archives to bring you these 20 stories. 1. Love Has No Color Just two years ago, a group of...

15 DIY Valentines for Everyone You Love

Hometalk | Posted 04.11.2015 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

There's plenty of love to spread that doesn't require a checkbook! Instead of handing out classic cards or candies, get a little bit creative, with these V-Day DIYs.

The Dialogue About Vagina Monologues

Rachel Braun Scherl | Posted 04.01.2015 | Women
Rachel Braun Scherl

I don't know Eve Ensler. She has not asked me to defend her, nor clearly does she need my help. But I do respect what she has accomplished with her voice. It feels a big leap to me to decide that a show about people with vaginas is somehow discriminatory to those without them.

Rising to End FGM - Agnes Pareyio

One Billion Rising | Posted 02.02.2015 | World
One Billion Rising

When women stand up and defend themselves, it works. Remember -- in 1975, 98% of women were mutilated just like I was. Today, it is 27%. That's 27% too many, but it's also the sign of a revolution. It wasn't handed down on high.

On Cultural Cockroaches, True Greatness and Eating the Apple

Miriam Ava | Posted 12.20.2014 | Women
Miriam Ava

The world's upside down. We're already great. We're already intelligent and beautiful and rich. The world keeps telling us we aren't because it keeps...

7 Techniques on How to Tell Real Stories That Will Make People Connect With Your Mission

Suzanne Skees | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

How do you make people CARE about your mission? This is what I do every day: I work with nonprofits to tell stories that make people care about their...

Domestic Violence Victims Deserve a Stronger Defensive Lineup

Thea Montanez | Posted 10.04.2014 | Impact
Thea Montanez

After reviewing the footage and analyzing a series of bad plays since Janay Rice's attack, it's clear that the victims of domestic violence whose attackers play for professional sports associations are in desperate need of a strong defensive lineup.

Advocate for Women's Rights Inspired by High School Activism

Global Kids | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Global Kids

It was through the training that we did at Global Kids that I was able to feel confident and comfortable in myself enough to know that I could push the issue without it being seen as salacious.

The Power of V-Day and Why #BringBackOurGirls Is Not Enough

Valerie Alexander | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women
Valerie Alexander

These actresses find depth and strength and power that surprise even themselves when they begin not so much delivering Eve Ensler's words, but channeling them.

The Optimist's Manifesto

Mark Matousek | Posted 06.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

Optimists are people who know what matters. Optimism does not mean believing that only good things will happen. It means that, regardless of what happens, you will make the most of it.

This V-Day, Let Go Of Expectations

Stylelikeu | Posted 02.14.2014 | Weddings

Whenever we feature couples on the site, we are always struck by the symbiosis of their styles and how inspiring they are as dynamic duos....

Rising Up: Survivors and the Courageous Responders Who Support Them

Donna McKay | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Donna McKay

As we form a larger and louder global alliance with survivors who are demanding justice, let us reflect on the African proverb: "A single bracelet does not jingle." On this V-Day, let's make some noise.

Eve Ensler and One Billion Rising for Justice: Transforming Pain into Power

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

This Valentine's Day, women and men around the world will dance, march, gather, and use their voices to speak out against injustices that affect women and girls.

Why A Snowstorm Might Be The Best Thing To Happen To Single People On Valentine's Day

Huffington Post | Matthew Rappaport | Posted 02.13.2014 | Comedy

We wouldn't call a major snowstorm nailing the East coast a "good" thing, but this year it might be the perfect excuse to stay home on Valentine's Day...

Journey to Rising

V-Day | Posted 03.02.2014 | World
V-Day

I saw, like a picture, every step of our 13-year journey in their fierceness, in their courage, in their generosity and love of our women and our country -- as well as in their joy and insistence on hope.

WATCH: 100 Men Made A Powerful Video About Women

Posted 10.18.2013 | Women

"Vaginas make the world go round." In honor of V-Day's One Billion Rising For Justice campaign, the cast of the Vagina Monologues at Connecticut Co...

Zillah Eisenstein: Imagine a World With Justice

V-Day | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
V-Day

Last year ONE BILLION RISING was a "catalyst and a wind." This year, come dance again. Come sing. Come imagine. And, come to reconfigure and begin to restructure the world with stronger winds. We are doing it for ourselves, and everyone.

Boys With Tender Hearts and Big Dreams in Their Hoodies

Eve Ensler | Posted 09.16.2013 | World
Eve Ensler

I am not Trayvon Martin. I will never know what it feels like to live in the skin, in the daily rhythms and predeterminations of a black boy or man in America. But as a woman, there are things I do know and things that I have experienced that bring us into the same story, the same struggle.

When the Impossible Becomes Possible: Summiting Mt. Everest

Georgina Miranda | Posted 06.21.2013 | Impact
Georgina Miranda

On May 21st at 10:15 a.m., I had the privilege of standing on top of the world, Mt. Everest.