Monday, October 12, 2009

Action Alert: Tue, Oct 13: Join Eve Ensler in NYC for Military Rape Awareness Week!

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Join Eve TOMORROW in NYC for Military Rape Awareness Week!
Due to the incredible epidemic of rape in the military in which 1 in 3 women in the military have been raped or sexually assaulted, Veterans for Peace, a national veterans organization, has designated October 12-16 as "Military Rape Awareness Week."

Eve Ensler will join Veterans for Peace on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13th for a "Military Rape Awareness Week" public action:

WHO: Ann Wright, Colonel, 29 year veteran of the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserves; Leah Bolger, retired U.S. Navy Commander and National Vice President of Veterans for Peace; Sandra Lee, U.S. Army soldier survivor of sexually assault while in the military; Eve Ensler, Founder/Artistic Director of V-Day, the worldwide movement to end violence against women and girls.

WHAT: Veterans for Peace, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Granny Peace Brigade, Codepink: Women for Peace, World Can't Wait, Artists Response Team, We Will Not Be Silent, and V-Day will warn potential women recruits at the Armed Forces Recruiting Station in Times Square about the alarming rates of sexual assault and rape of women in the military.

WHEN: 10:30am ET, Tuesday, October 13

WHERE: In front of the Armed Forces Recruiting Station, Times Square, Broadway and 42nd, New York City

Read V-Day Congo Director Christine Schuler Deschryver's piece in Newsweek "My Turn: Hillary's Good Start"

Since 1998 hundreds of thousands of Congolese women and children have been raped, and more than 5 million people have died. One of the first victims of the violence was my best friend -- almost a sister -- and her husband. Her body was found mutilated with more than 100 bullet holes; her husband had been shot not far away from her. The incident occurred while they were traveling back to Goma from Kigali, Rwanda. At the time, I thought it was an isolated tragedy.

REMINDER V-Day 2010 Organizer Registration Is Open!
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