Happy V-Day everyone!!! No, not Valentine’s Day, but V-DAY: global activist movement to end violence against women and girls!!!!
The idea is built on four core beliefs (that we share)!
• Art has the power to transform thinking and inspire people to act
• Lasting social and cultural change is spread by ordinary people doing extraordinary things
• Local women best know what their communities need and can become unstoppable leaders
• One must look at the intersection of race, class, and gender to understand violence against women
This year V-day is special. To celebrate the 15th V-day, they launched a campaign ‘One Billion Rising’. As they explain, ‘a billion women – one of every three women on the planet – will be raped or beaten in her lifetime’. ONE BILLION…
We, Polish Theatre Ireland, are joining in the V-day shout ‘Enough! The violence ends now’!!! WE ARE RISING!!!
Why? Because we think it is important to stage the violence against women of the world in the theatre, BUT we don’t want the world to be a theatre where the violence against women is staged!
Join V-day, us, and ONE BILLION and rise against the violence!!!!
And have a look how the world celebrates the V-day!