Rating: 4.85 stars   20 reviews


4104 24th Street #4515 San Francisco CA 94114 USA


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!


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.


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 stars  

Eve Ensler has mobilized support around the world through its One Billion Rising campaign most recently to raise awareness and end violence against women and girls through V-Day. The organization deserves every distinction and award for the work it is doing in the Congo alone

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I am the administrator of the Facebook cause, "Choices For Panzi Hospital In The Democratic Republic Of Congo," and V-Day is our choice beneficiary to end violence against women. I trust V-Day because it is there, with the women in need. V-Day tells the whole story with sheer honesty. This is the most effective approach to getting political & cultural attention to raise awareness & making meaningful change. V-Day is changing the world.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

V-Day raised awareness in me, so in turn, I raised awareness in others & urged them to support V-Day. It is effective.

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About every week

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Rating: 4 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I believed as a passionate, emotive dancer and actor that I was comfortable with my body and the empowerment of women in general. However, after being involved with the V-Day Movement through performing The Vagina Monologues, I discovered the negativity and shame that my strict born-again Christian mother had given me. I had men and women of 70 years old in the audience who were stating,'It is good to talk about this kind of thing.' I had a formal cast member talk openly about her body for the first time in her life; I empowered teenage girls, old women and men to be open and to honour and respect women through the use of the script and talk held by the manager of the Lanarkshire Rape Crisis Centre.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

ensure mo

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Empowering people through the use of performancee - my forte!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Giving, generous, hard working women from all walks of life who have become good friends.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Empower men and women all internationally and help change the world to a peaceful place to exist.

Ways to make it better...

More staff were hired to answer my technical and production queries. Not all my questions were answered!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

My apologies for generalising, but the fact that women are so often looked upon as a commodity by men be it during war or times of peace so that they become the first point of hurt and violence.

One thing I'd also say is that...

If people work together and become open and non-judgemental and don't look down on others, humanity could be free.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

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