What is V-Day?

By Bonnie Messbarger

To put it simply; V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. On February 14th 1998 American playwright and activist, Eve Ensler, created the VDay event. Ensler along with a group of women established V-Day as a universal day to stop violence against women.  Since then the V-Day movement has exploded and is now recognized in over 140 countries with roughly 1500 events taking place each year. To find out more information about V-Day or how you can get involved, visit their website.

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Be sure to check out local VDay events hosted by your UMKC Women’s Center. http://www.umkc.edu/womenc/vday2012.asp

For further information or with questions contact the Women’s Center at 816.235.1638 or umkc-womens-center@umkc.edu