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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...

One Billion People Dance For V-Day

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 02.11.2014 | Arts

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — When the anti-violence organization V-Day announced plans to gather a billion people worldwide on Feb. 14 in a dancing demons...

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.

Patience, Hope, Faith -The Final Push on Mt. Everest is Near!

Georgina Miranda | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Georgina Miranda

It is near the final stretch of my Everest for Congo Women Climb and time to put the 6 plus weeks of living on the mountain and preparation to the test! In just a few days I will begin the journey from Everest Base Camp, 17,500 feet, to hopefully the top of the world, 29,028 feet.

Interview with Eve Ensler: In The Body of the World

Marianne Schnall | Posted 06.29.2013 | Women
Marianne Schnall

"It wasn't until I got cancer, where I was suddenly being pricked and ported and chemoed and operated on, that I suddenly just became body. I was just a body. And it was in that, in that finally landing in myself that I really discovered the world in my body."

Perspective and Inspiration: Everest 2013

Georgina Miranda | Posted 04.08.2013 | Impact
Georgina Miranda

I am day 3 into my Everest for Congo expedition and it feels like yesterday that I was on this adventure two years prior.

Putting Action Back in Activism

The Brown Daily Herald | Posted 04.24.2013 | College
The Brown Daily Herald

A pink ribbon. An inspirational YouTube video. A group of women dancing. What do these things have in common? While they are symbols of important movements, they are also symbols of a dangerous trend in activism: "slacktivism."

And the Dance Goes On

Cheryl Saban Ph.D. | Posted 04.24.2013 | Impact
Cheryl Saban Ph.D.

Doesn't it seem the slightest bit strange to read those words -- violence against women -- in the context of Valentine's Day? Isn't it for lovers, and hearts, and flowers, and chocolates?

One Billion Rising

Catherine Okafor | Posted 04.22.2013 | College
Catherine Okafor

Valentine's Day is a day where most spend it with their loved ones and exchange chocolates, flowers and other gifts. This year was a little different for me and my friends. We spent this special day dancing for a good cause.

Building Bridges: 'The Vagina Monologues' At Winona State University

JamieAnn Meyers | Posted 04.21.2013 | Gay Voices
JamieAnn Meyers

The co-directors of WSU's 11th annual production of The Vagina Monologues have included two original pieces: the story of a "genderqueer" person who struggles with their relationship with their vagina, and the story of a non-op trans* woman who wishes she had a vagina but cannot.

From Awareness to Action: Providing Housing & Support for Victims of Sex Trafficking

Becca Stevens | Posted 04.21.2013 | Impact
Becca Stevens

While public awareness in the US about the connection between child sexual abuse, human trafficking and prostitution has increased 100-fold in the past ten years, there are far, far less than 100 programs providing free housing and support for survivors.

One Billion Bodies Reclaimed!

Gillian Schutte | Posted 04.21.2013 | Impact
Gillian Schutte

The network of V-Day volunteers spreads to all four corners of the world. It is a subtle and respectful spread of sisterly support that does not impose neocolonialism or euro-centricity onto local or indigenous communities.

V-Day in Congo: One Billion Rising

Meredith Hutchison | Posted 04.17.2013 | Impact
Meredith Hutchison

Every Valentine's Day, I end up reflecting on the previous year and the state of women in the world. It has now become my V-day ritual -- sorting through articles, and considering the presence of gender-based violence in the media over the previous 12 months.

One Billion Rising in Miami

Suzan McDowell | Posted 04.16.2013 | Miami
Suzan McDowell

We aim to put ourselves and gender-based violence "out of business" by ending violence against women. A billion will rise and dance. And in Miami you can too. Join us. Happy Valentines Day!

Valentine's Day is a Man's Job (But I'm Still a Feminist)

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 04.15.2013 | Women
Alexis Sclamberg

The moment the calendar page flipped to February my friend was already thinking about it. "Ugh," my friend sighed, looking at the blank 14th square ...