Is a World Without Violence Against Women Possible?
Playwright, feminist and anti-violence activist Eve Ensler reads her essay, "V-World," recorded and produced by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Violence against women is an ongoing worldwide scourge and epidemic. The crime encompasses rape, sexual mutilation, the buying and selling of women and girls, and other forms of violence. UNIFEM, the United Nations Development Program for Women, hosted a program recently that presented stories illustrating how funds from UNIFEM have created programs to bring hope and healing to victims who have suffered unbearable violence. The event was held in conjunction with the fourth annual International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Nov. 25th. The theme of the program was "Not a Minute More."
Playwright, feminist and anti-violence activist Eve Ensler opened the program by reading her essay called "V World - what it looks like when violence against women has ended."
Visit Eve Ensler's anti-violence Web site at www.vday.org To reach UNIFEM, call at (202) 906-6400 or visit their Web site at www.unifem.undp.org
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