V-Day Date in the current year: February 14, 2024

V-Day V-Day is a global movement to end gender-based violence which was started by American author, playwright, performer, feminist and activist Eve Ensler. Ensler is best known for her play The Vagina Monologues.

The Vagina Monologues is an episodic play based on interviews Ensler conducted with 200 women from different countries about their views on relationships, sex, and gender-based violence. The play opened in October 1996 and won the Obie Award for Best New Play. Inspired by the success of her play, Ensler created V-Day, an activist movement to stop violence against women and girls across the world.

Since 1998, thousands of royalty-free productions of The Vagina Monologues have been held every February 14 to raise money to benefit female victims of violence and sexual abuse. Along with these performances, V-Day events include rallies, marches, film screenings, festivals, and other events aiming to raise awareness of violence against women.

Since the inception of the V-Day movement, it has raised over $100 million dollar. The funds were used to finance international PSA, media and educational campaigns, as well as to fund over 12,000 safe houses and anti-violence programs in Iraq, Egypt, Kenya, Haiti, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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