Launched on Valentine’s Day in 1998 with a benefit performance of The Vagina Monologues, the Obie-award winning play by Eve Ensler, V-Day is a movement to stop violence against women. In early October, the V-Day Movement to end violence against women announced the launch of the STOP RAPE Contest, a worldwide initiative to stop rape.
The Feminist Majority Foundation, which is a key national co-sponsor of V-Day, invites all Choices members to participate in this contest by creating a plan of action in two pages or less with innovative strategies to stop rape and end violence against women. Sixty finalists will be invited to the February 10, 2001, V-Day Gathering to End Violence Against Women in New York. Winners will have the opportunity to see their action plans implemented in their countries, supported by grants from the V-Day Fund.
For more information on the STOP-RAPE Contest, visit http://www.feminist.org/news/pr/pr092900.html. For entry forms, contact: Cherreka Montgomery, email@example.com .
11/25/2015 Afghan Women Launch 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence - Afghanistan marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and begun participating in the worldwide 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which is being called in Afghanistan "Peace from Home to the World." During the launch day's event, which was attended by government officials, including First Lady Rula Ghani and women's rights activists, speakers expressed their commitment to ending violence against women.
First Lady, Rula Ghani gave a speech on ending violence against women and supporting women by stating that "war often leads society towards violence and this violence is in violation of human dignity. . . .