Viva Vevolution will celebrate V-Day’s revolutionary work to end violence against women and girls around the world, and will honor Novo Foundation and V-Day Board member Jennifer Buffett with the Stone Award for her extraordinary philanthropy and vision.
V-Day is a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. It is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation and sexual slavery.
Eve Ensler created V-Day, after her experiences performing her play, The Vagina Monolgues, inspired her to take further action towards stopping violence against women. Ensler’s City of Joy, a village where Congolese women go to heal and retrain, opened in DRC in February 2011.