“I’m Eve Ensler. One billion women and and those who love them rose with us in February. I was deeply moved to see thousands of men join in the rising.I have never understood why violence against women is a women’s issue. It turns out we don’t rape ourselves. I know as surely as I know anything that when the majority of men who do not commit violence, rise with us with the same intensity and commitment, the violence will end. Keep on Rising. Ring the bell. Join One million men. One million promises and make your promise today.”
More about Eve:
Eve Ensler, Tony Award winning playwright, performer, and activist, is the author of the Vagina Monologues, which has been translated into over 48 languages, performed in over 140 countries, including sold-out runs at both Off-Broadway’s Westside Theater and on London’s West End, and has run for 10 years in Mexico City and Paris. Her other works include The Good Body, the political memoir Insecure at Last, I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World, numerous plays, and A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, a Prayer, an anthology of writings about violence against women. In addition to numerous film credits, Ensler has also written articles for The Guardian, Huffington Post, Washington Post, and Marie Claire, as well as regular column in O Magazine. In 2009, Ensler as named one of US News & World Report’s “Best Leaders”, and in 2011, was named one of “150 Women Who Changed the World” by Newsweek.
Her experience performing The Vagina Monologues inspired her to create V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women. To date, the V-Day movement has raised over $85 million and educated millions about the issue of gender-based violence. She has helped launch campaigns, communities, and programs all around the world in an effort to eradicate violence against women. This year, V-Day launched the successful One Billion Rising global campaign to further mobilize around this important issue.
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