Meredith Kaback wrote -
This month, Friends For Good is supporting is VDay.org.
As some of you may know, Feb 14 was not only Valentine's Day but also VDay 1 Billion Rising to stop violence against women and girls, worldwide. People danced to shake the world into fighting for this cause.
VDAY.org. is a 4-star rated charitable organization who brings people together to rise against violence towards women and girls, and to support and help heal those who are victims.
If you'd like to donate, please do so by April 1.
You can learn more at www.VDAY.org
A bit more here too :)
For more than 13 years VDay.org has worked in local communities to keep women safe, educate them, and empower them to further develop their innate leadership. Through V-Peace Scholarships, V-Day Safe Houses, and the College & Community Campaigns, V-Day’s awards & assistance reach a wide range of recipients, including those in some of the most underserved areas, and brings local women and girls together into the worldwide movement.
The VDay.org mission:
V-Day is an organized response against violence toward women.
V-Day is a vision: We see a world where women live safely and freely.
V-Day is a demand: Rape, incest, battery, genital mutilation and sexual slavery must end now.
V-Day is a spirit: We believe women should spend their lives creating and thriving rather than surviving or recovering from terrible atrocities.
V-Day is a catalyst: By raising money and consciousness, it will unify and strengthen existing anti-violence efforts. Triggering far-reaching awareness, it will lay the groundwork for new educational, protective, and legislative endeavors throughout the world.
V-Day is a process: We will work as long as it takes. We will not stop until the violence stops.
V-Day is a day. We proclaim Valentine's Day as V-Day, to celebrate women and end the violence.
V-Day is a fierce, wild, unstoppable movement and community. Join us!