V-Day Byron Bay is the annual events as part of 1 Billion Rising.
On February 14th we do the flash mob Main Beach.
On 15th & 16th is the Vagina Conversations at Byron Bay Theatre to fundraise for the Byron Escape Fund.
V-Day Byron Bay are a group of local women making a stand to end violence against women. We create the annual V-Day Byron Flashmob Dance Action on FEB 14th on Main Beach, and after sell out productions of the Vagina Monologues, we have now e-vulva-ed into the more contemporary and original sell out Vagina Conversations, women telling their own Vagina stories. These events are fundraisers for the Byron Escape Fund.
V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Ensler’s award winning play The Vagina Monologues and other artistic works. The V-Day movement has raised over $100 million; educated millions about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it; crafted international educational, media and PSA campaigns; reopened shelters; and funded over 13,000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses in Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Kenya, South Dakota, Egypt, and Iraq. V-Day has received numerous acknowledgements and awards and is, one of the Top-Rated organizations on both Charity Navigator and Guidestar. V-Day’s most recent global campaign, ONE BILLION RISING, galvanized over one billion women and men on a global day of action towards ending violence against women and girls. Vday.org
What are The Vagina Monologues?
Hailed by The New York Times as “funny” and “poignant” and by the Daily News as “intelligent” and “courageous,” The Vagina Monologues, which was first performed off-Broadway by Ms. Ensler, dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women’s experiences. Ms. Ensler has performed the play to great acclaim throughout the world – from Zagreb to Santa Barbara, from London to Seattle, from Jerusalem to Oklahoma City. Villard Books/Random House first published The Vagina Monologues, which includes a foreword by Gloria Steinem, in February 1998. A special edition was released in hard cover and paperback in February 2008 in honor of V-Day’s ten year anniversary.