Crime, Legal Related

V-DAY

  • New York, NY
  • www.vday.org

Mission Statement

V-Day is an organized response against violence toward women.

V-Day is a vision: We see a world where women live safely and freely.

V-Day is a demand: Rape, incest, battery, genital mutilation and sexual slavery must end now.

V-Day is a spirit: We believe women should spend their lives creating and thriving rather than surviving or recovering from terrible atrocities.

V-Day is a catalyst: By raising money and consciousness, it will unify and strengthen existing anti-violence efforts. Triggering far-reaching awareness, it will lay the groundwork for new educational, protective, and legislative endeavors throughout the world.

V-Day is a process: We will work as long as it takes. We will not stop until the violence stops.

V-Day is a day. We proclaim Valentine's Day as V-Day, to celebrate women and end the violence.

V-Day is a fierce, wild, unstoppable movement and community. Join us!

Main Programs

  1. STOP RAPING OUR GREATEST RESOURCE: Power to the Women & Girls of the DRC

service areas

International

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ruling year

2001

chief executive for fy 2009

Susan Celia Swan

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Keywords

violence against women, women's rights, international human rights

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EIN

94-3389430

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Sexual Abuse, Prevention of (I73)

International Human Rights (Q70)

Women's Rights (R24)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Impact statement

In 2012, over 5800 V-Day benefit events took place produced by volunteer activists in the U.S. and around the world, educating millions of people about the reality of violence against women and girls.  To date, the V-Day movement has raised over $90 million, crafted international educational, media and PSA campaigns, launched the Karama program in the Middle East, reopened shelters, and funded over 13,000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses in Democratic Republic Of Congo, Haiti, Kenya, South Dakota, Egypt and Iraq. Over 300 million people have seen a V-Day benefit event in their community. V-Day has received numerous acknowledgements including Worth Magazine's 100 Best Charities, Marie Claire Magazine's Top Ten Charities, one of the Top-Rated organizations on Philanthropedia/ Guidestar and Great Nonprofits.  The 'V' in V-Day stands for Victory, Valentine and Vagina.

Programs

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Program 1

STOP RAPING OUR GREATEST RESOURCE: Power to the Women & Girls of the DRC

STOP RAPING OUR GREATEST RESOURCE: POWER TO THE WOMEN AND GIRLS OF DRC is a five-year global campaign of V-Day and UNICEF - in conjunction with DRC-based local women’s groups on the ground - that began in 2007.   The campaign seeks to:

-Increase pressure at all levels – international, national and local – to STOP RAPE IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, while highlighting the role of women as activists.
-Expose the devastating impact of rape on Congolese women’s health, their families and their communities
-Call for specific measures to end impunity for perpetrators
-Economically and socially empower women and girls to lead in the prevention of sexual violence and in the rebuilding of a country devastated by conflict
-Build and open the City of Joy in conjunction with PANZI Hospital and Dr. Mukwege, a center where survivors will be provided with support to heal and training to further develop their leadership and life skills.
 
“What we’re seeing in the DRC is a war being enacted on the bodies of women that is conscious and intentional - it is the systematic destruction of the female population of the Congo.  But after three trips to the Congo in the last eighteen months, I have seen the spirit and strength of the Congolese women translated into a burgeoning movement which is turning pain to power.” – Eve Ensler

Category

Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

Budget

$512,031.00

Population Served

Females, all ages or age unspecified

service areas

International

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V-DAY
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Susan Celia Swan

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Eve Ensler

V-Day Founder/Artistic Director

Term: Jan 2008 -

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