One part of V-Day’s mission is to generate "broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), and sex slavery." In the United States, January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, an initiative that is designed to increase awareness of the nationwide… Continue reading Not For Sale: Human Trafficking in the United States
Each year, the international V-Day organization chooses a Spotlight. V-Day “spotlights” a certain group of women who are facing violence, “with the goal of raising awareness and funds to put a worldwide media spotlight on this area and to aid groups on the ground who are addressing it.” Previous Spotlight Campaigns featured Afghan Women (2002);… Continue reading V-Day Spotlight 2017: Violence Against Women in the Workplace
There are numerous ways to make your voice heard. Thanks to the innovation of the internet and social media, your voice has the potential to have an audience of millions. While there are venues of activism that are powerful, I feel activism through art is one of the most powerful ways to make your voice… Continue reading Why “The Vagina Monologues”?
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (Teen DV Month). Statistics show that one in three teenagers will experience emotional, physical, or sexual abuse in their relationship, and that dating abuse affects 1.5 million teenagers every year. In addition, girls and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of… Continue reading Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
InterAct - Courageous Voices Tour By Alex Matsuo Written on 1/26/17 Today, I had the honor of taking InterAct’s Courageous Voices tour. As the organizer for V-Day Raleigh and director for this year’s production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues”, I felt it was my duty to see firsthand what InterAct does for our community… Continue reading InterAct – Courageous Voices Tour
Editor's Note: Welcome to the V-Day Raleigh blog! We are requesting submissions from the community for our blog - below is our first one! An anonymous member of the V-Day Raleigh community wrote this beautiful and powerful poem to share with you all. What would you tell the next woman? If you would like to… Continue reading I Want to Tell You