A MOVEMENT THAT MEETS THE MOMENT V-Day is a global movement to end violence against women and girls.Since 1998, thousands of grassroots activists have staged benefit productions of Eve Ensler’s play The Vagina Monologues, and other creative vehicles, to raise awareness and funds to end violence against women and girls.
Over the last 11 years V-Day activists have:• Hosted events in 50 U.S. states and 130 countries.• Raised $70 million dollars.• Raised funds for over 11,000 groups workingthroughout the world to end violence againstwomen and girls.
V-Day has three core beliefs :• Art has the power to reach, transform andinspire people to act.• Empowered women are unstoppable leaders.• Lasting social and cultural change is spreadthrough the lived experience of ordinarypeople who do extraordinary things.
Thousands of men havesupported theseefforts & paved the way for V-Men
Years of support from hundreds of incrediblemen has lead to the development of V-Men Dr. Denis Mukwege Director of Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo
V-Men aims to be Visible, Vocal and Vital in the struggle to create a world in which women and girls will be free to thrive, rather than merely survive.V-Men will champion these three messages: • Every man has the power and duty to end violence against girls and women. • Men can help reach boys and other men to promote healthy masculinity. • Women are vital partners, allies and teachers for men in preventing violence against women.
V-Season 2010 is about gathering the input & experiencesof the many V-Men out there for the development of a new script, “10 WAYS TO BE A MAN” which will serve as the V-Men Campaign’s artistic vehicle.
The V-Men campaign will:• Educate the public about the key roles men playin stopping violence against women and girls.• Inspire and support grassroots anti-violence activismby boys and men.• Connect men with opportunities and resourcesto support women and girls.• Promote a positive culture for boys and men, wherewomen and girls are nurtured and protected.
The Statistics• 1 of every 3 women is beaten or sexually abused in her lifetime.• 1 in 5 college women experience sexual assault during their college years and approximately 1 in 6 have experienced rape.• Approximately 1 in 3 adolescent girls in U.S. is a victim of physical, emotionalor verbal abuse from a dating partner.• Boys who witness their fathers’ violence are 10 times more likely to engage inspouse abuse in later adulthood than boys from non-violent homes.• 4 million women & girls are trafficked annually.• In Africa and, in some cases, the Middle East, more than 130 million womenhave undergone Female Genital Mutilation, and 2 million girls a year are at risk. * ALL STATISTICAL SOURCES ARE AVAILABLE IN THE ORGANIZER’S
What brought you tothe workshop today?
“10 WAYS TO BE A MAN”
What does it mean to be a man? The 7 ‘P’s of Male Violence* 4. Paradox 1. Patriarchy 5. Psychic armor 2. Privilege 6. Pressure cooker 3. Permission 7. Past experience* Developed by Michael Kauffman, Canadian psychologist & founder of the White Ribbon Campaign.
What did we learn from our fathers about manhood and masculinity?What is expected of us as men?
What does it mean to be strong?
How do you define femininity?
How does aggressionplay a part in sexuality?
Do you feel guilt or shame for being a man?
Have you ever been a witness to physical violence?
How are you, as a man,going to help end violence against women?
Vagina Warrior Ross ChappellMarymount Manhattan College cast made this to thank him for all his help & support