When we finally have our voice and come together. When we stop turning on each other. When we stop worrying about our too frizzy hair or fat thighs. When we stop caring about making everyone so incredibly happy -- we got the power.
When it was announced that the TED enterprise -- which features global conferences with idea innovators and change agents -- was gearing up to present a TEDwomen conference, there was immediate push back.
Vagina is the most terrifying word in any language of any country I have ever been to. As it's the primary port of transmission of the AIDS virus, how women know their vaginas determines everything about their future.
How does one survive cancer? Of course -- good doctors, good insurance, good luck. But the real healing comes from not being forgotten. From attention, from care, from love, from being surrounded by a community.
Eleven years after the launch of V-Day, Eve Ensler sets out to do for girls what she did for women--uncover the truth of their experiences and create a global dialogue. Her V-Girls campaign debuts this month.
The immense courage and strength of victimized Congolese women in speaking out will help bring more awareness to these crimes and change to a region of the world that suffers from the most brutal atrocities of war.