One Billion Rising, Bay Area Rising & V-Day Present
Turning Pain To Power: An Evening Of Revolutionary Film, Talk, Drumming And Dance To End Violence Against Women @ The Grand Lake Theater in Oakland
On May 13th, V-Day FWN and the Women of Color United Against Violence cast stood up to raise awareness about violence against women at San Francisco's historical Herbst Theatre to an audience of over 500 people. The production of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues raised funds for FWN's Anti-Violence Against Women Campaign and the Comfort Women Justice Coalition, a human rights organization building a Comfort Women Memorial in San Francisco as a place for healing and remembrance.
A special Comfort Women Extro was presented by Fiona Ma, Chairwoman of the California State Board of Equalization calling for Japan's full responsibility for the largest volume of sex trafficking in modern history.
Eve Ensler joins Monique Wilson (Global FWN100™ '14) and Joms Salvador in the Philippines for One Billion Rising's Rise 4 Revolution campaign.
This year's OBR Philippine campaign calls attention to factors that make women vulnerable to sexual violence including increased poverty, a lack of state accountability and a culture of impunity. News story from Bulatlat.com