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Rencontres: One Billion Rising from France On Thursday, 15 April Featuring Women on the Frontlines of the Pandemic

V-Day, One Billion Rising and the CNAM “Humanities and Health” chair in partnership with, Aurore Association and Plateau Urbain present “Rencontres One Billion Rising – Les femmes sur le front du Covid : en première ligne face aux violences et à l’avant-garde des transformations” (One Billion Rising Meetings – Women on the frontlines of Covid: at the forefront of violence and of transformation), hosted by V (formerly Eve Ensler) and Cynthia Fleury. NOTE: This event will be entirely in French.

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V-Day: Poet Aja Monet & V (Eve Ensler) on the Movement to End Violence Against All Women & Girls

Amid a global rise in domestic violence during the pandemic, we speak with the founder of V-Day, a day of action to fight violence against women. V, the award-winning playwright of “The Vagina Monologues,” formerly known as Eve Ensler, says organizers around the globe are finding ways to fight back. “I’m so moved to see our grassroots women movements around the world finding ways to rise in spite of people being locked in and shut in and in spite of COVID,” she says. We also speak with blues poet and organizer Aja Monet, V-Day’s artistic creative director, who says Black women are particularly at risk. “For every Black woman who reports rape, at least 15 Black women do not,” Monet says. “We can go down the list and see the impact that sexual violence and harm and abuse has had on Black women primarily, but on women across the world.”


Join writers Arundhati Roy and V (formerly Eve Ensler) as they talk to writer Preti Taneja, reflecting on the meaning of freedom in a world of growing authoritarianism and on the role of creativity and alternative imaginations. They discuss everything from the impact of human separation during the pandemic on work and their creative lives, to what ‘normal’ will look like in the future – and whether we should avoid going back to it at all costs.

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