Friday, April 23, 2010

V-Day Performances in the Congo; Good Housekeeping Honors Eve

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V-Day Congo Director Brings The Vagina Monologues to Goma, DRC
Two weeks ago, performances of The Vagina Monologues were held in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. The events, organized by V-Day Congo Director Christine Schuler Deschryver, brought hundreds of women and men together and raised significant awareness for V-Day's Congo Campaign, Stop Raping Our Greatest Resource: Power to the Women and Girls of the DRC. Following is Christine's first hand account of the events:
Eve Named One of "125 Women Who Changed Our World" by Good Housekeeping
Good Housekeeping's 125th Anniversary Collector's Issue, available this week, names V-Day Founder/Artistic Director Eve Ensler one of their "125 Women Who Changed Our World." The centerpiece of this May issue, "125 Women Who Changed Our World" celebrates incredible women who have spoken their minds and initiated change, effecting the lives of women throughout the world.
Eve is honored alongside a list of renowned women that includes Margaret Mead, Wangari Maathai, Jane Goodall, Susan B. Anthony, Aung San Suu Kyi, Fannie Lou Hamer, Margaret Sanger among others.

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In conjunction with Eve's newest book, I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World, V-Day has developed V-Girls, a program to engage young women in our "empowerment philanthropy" model, igniting their activism and providing them with a platform to amplify their voices.
As part of this program, we invite you all to sign up today to create your own personal profile on our new V-Girls Network!
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