V-Day
Eve Ensler

EVE ENSLER

Eve Ensler (Playwright / Performer / Activist) is the award-winning author of The Vagina Monologues.

Her play The Vagina Monologues has been translated into over 45 languages and is running in theaters all over the world, including sold-out runs at both Off-Broadway's Westside Theater and on London's West End (2002 Olivier Award nomination, Best Entertainment.) Her experience performing The Vagina Monologues inspired her to create V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. Ms. Ensler's performance in The Vagina Monologues can be seen in the HBO original documentary of the play (2002).

 

THE GUIDELINES

 

In the “Vagina”  Eve Ensler proclaims to have found the meaning of  womanhood, and doing so In she successfully fulfils its mission to not only enlighten audience members about the vagina, but also to give the vagina itself a voice - to tell a story about its intricacies and idiosyncrasies. It tries to make old and young women to view themselves as entirely sexual creatures, encouraging them not to be shy about their physical and emotional well-being.

For this reason, The Vagina Monologues can do more harm than good for the women who take its message to heart“ To right this wrong, V-Day and HELP/Nepal are working to end violence against women and girls in all its forms – changing minds, changing laws, changing lives What we want to highlight is the necessity, for Nepalese women and men, of overcoming cultural barriers starting a frank and equal communication about physical and psychological maltreatments: since now, that problem has never been faced in a massive and systematic way, despite the efforts of many local and international organizations.

We want to act as beginners of a social happening able to blaze up a huge public discussion that can change the community’s attitude toward violence itself and women who experienced abuses. Thus, we believe that the performance of The Vagina Monologues constitutes just the first shocking step in the direction of the improvement of the whole Nepalese civil society, our real focus group.