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Created by Eve Ensler, activist and author of the play The Vagina Monologues, the global movement V-Day aims at raising funds to combat violence against women. Last year, on the occasion of its 15th anniversary, V-Day invited one billion people – the number of women victims of violence across the world – to stand up and dance on 14 February. This year the campaign continues in 160 countries with a new focus on justice for survivors of violence. Major places like Trafalgar Square in London will become a dance floor to welcome the famous Break the chain dance.
Join the movement on 14 February 2014 to raise awareness on violence against women!
Interview with founder of V-Day movement, Eve Ensler
The Kering Foundation invites you to join “One Billion Rising” campaign launched by V-Day, the activist and creative movement, founded by Eve Ensler, to end violence against women.
The objective? One billion people – the number of women victim of violence, that is 1 out of 3 women around the world beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime – rise and dance in more than 120 countries to advance the women's cause.
Among this billion people and alongside Michèle Bachelet, President of UN Women, Rio’s Carnival Queen or the Dalaï-Lama:
Just like them, join the movement and get mobilized:
To the Parisians: let’s meet at 6:30 pm on Beaubourg Square to take part to the official flash mob !
A few weeks ago, the PPR Foundation invited you to sign a petition in favour of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani’s release.
This 43-year old Iranian woman, accused of adultery, had been condemned to be stoned to death. Ever since August 2010, the international community has been strongly mobilized to call for sentence quashing and Sakineh release. She is already imprisoned for 4 years. On October 10, while being interviewed by two German journalists, her son Sajjad Ghaderzadeh and her lawyer Houtan Kian have been arrested and put in jail. Last week, the Iranian television channel Press-TV published a video showing Sakineh in a home presented like hers. Then, part of the international opinion believed in her release. That is not the case.
In the Times today, several personalities renew their call: “Free Ashtiani”. Sign the Règle du Jeu international call in favour of Sakineh.
On the occasion of the International day for the elimination of violence against women, three French NGOs – le Collectif féministe contre le viol (CFCV), Mix-Cité et Osez le féminisme ! – launch the campaign « Rape: shame should change sides”. Alongside the PPR Foundation, sign the manifesto so that victims no longer feel the guilt.
In the scope of the international Campaign for a worldwide ban on female genital mutilation (FGM), the leading coalition appeals to sign a petition to demand the adoption of a Resolution of the 65th United Nations General Assembly banning this widespread and systematic human rights violation. The Campaign aims at raising awareness among member States, UN Agencies and fellow human rights activists about FGM and the crucial role played by the United Nations General Assembly in combating these human rights violations. Alongside the PPR Foundation, join the signatories!