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Mission: V-Day is an organized response against violence toward women. V-Day is a vision: We see a world where women live safely and freely. V-Day is a demand: Rape, incest, battery, genital mutilation and sexual slavery must end now. V-Day is a spirit: We believe women should spend their lives creating and thriving rather than surviving or recovering from terrible atrocities. V-Day is a catalyst: By raising money and consciousness, it will unify and strengthen existing anti-violence efforts. Triggering far-reaching awareness, it will lay the groundwork for new educational, protective, and legislative endeavors throughout the world. V-Day is a process: We will work as long as it takes. We will not stop until the violence stops. V-Day is a day. We proclaim Valentine’s Day as V-Day, to celebrate women and end the violence. V-Day is a fierce, wild, unstoppable movement and community. Join us!

Results: V-Day is a global activist movement shattering taboos and transforming communities to end violence against women and girls. The V-Day movement has raised over $70 million, reached over 300 million people, crafted international educational, media and PSA campaigns, launched the Karama program in the Middle East, reopened shelters, and funded over 11,000 community-based anti-violence programs and opened safe houses in Democratic Republic Of Congo, Egypt, Haiti, Iraq, Kenya, Pakistan and South Dakota.

Target demographics: Women & girls around the world.

Geographic areas served: V-Day is a worldwide movement in over 130 countries and in all 50 of the United States.

Programs: One billion rising for justice:one billion rising for justice program carries out a global arts-based campaign to raise awareness about the prevalence of gender based violence around the world that galvanized grassroots activists in over 200 countries.

city of joy:city of joy program supports a transformational leadership center for women survivors of violence in bukavu, drc that provides women participants with training and trauma therapy to build their lives towards those of service and activism.

safe houses:v-day supports safe centers that serve women and girls escaping violence: in kenya, girls escaping female genital mutilation; in haiti, women survivors of violence who are navigating the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake.

community & college campaign, communications & events, website/v-spot, and v-girls.

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Rating: 5

V-Day is an amazing movement that inspires people all over the world. I was able to participate in V-Day this year in Sacramento and see the Vagina Monologues. There I encountered a group of amazing and passionate women dedicated to ending violence. What a wonderful group and a wonderful cause.