Giving to charity
From it’s inception, one of the aims of 101 Vagina has always been to give money for charity.
Since this project was inspired by Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues, it felt natural that it should also support charities that help end violence towards women and girls, like her V-Day Foundation.
$5 from the sale of every book through this website will go to charities working to end or heal the effects of violence against women and girls.
Below is a list of organisations I hope to be able to donate funds to. Please get in touch if you would like your organisation to receive funding from this project.
“V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. V-Day 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 (FGM), and sex slavery.”
On V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, 2.14.13, we are inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to this violence. ONE BILLION RISING will move the earth, activating women and men across every country. V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers, our solidarity across borders.
“White Ribbon is an organisation that works with men to prevent violence against women. It is a male-led campaign that believes that most men are good and that good men abhor such violence. White Ribbon also believes in the capacity of the individual to change and to encourage change in others.
Through primary prevention initiatives and an annual campaign, White Ribbon seeks to change the attitudes and behaviours that lead to and perpetuate violence against women.”
“The Art2Healing Project is a non-profit, creative arts therapy organization based in Asia that is dedicated to assisting and empowering individuals at risk, particularly women and children who are victims of trauma.
The project provides psychological support, education and growth through the creative arts therapies and awareness based practices such as yoga and meditation.
Our main focus is the healing and re-education of trafficked women and children who have been raped and exploited and are suffering severe trauma.”
Donating to The Art 2 Healing Project
Turns out I entirely underestimated how much it takes to self-publish, but nevertheless, I pulled together a few hundred dollars to give to Arita’s amazing work.
Also, see Atira’s inspiring TEDx talk about her Art 2 Healing project here.