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IDS Bulletin 37.5

Vagina Sisters, Crying Men, Soap Opera Stars and Sushi: The Story of the Vagina Monologues in Belgrade

Published on 1 October 2006

V-Day is a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. Through the promotion of creative events that celebrate women’s sexuality, like the Vagina Monologues, 1 V-Day increases awareness, raises money and ‘revitalises’ the energy of existing organisations working to stop violence against women.

The V-Day movement has spread widely around the world. Las year there were 2,300 events and celebrations, in over 1,100 cities, villages and towns. Since 2000, several V-Day events have been held in the Balkan region. They took place in Sofia in Bulgaria, Bucharest and Jas in Romania, Skopje in Macedonia, Ljubljana in Slovenia, Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Zagreb in Croatia. At the beginning of 2006, the Serbian Anti-Trafficking Center (ATC) brought V-Day to Belgrade for the first time.

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IDS Bulletin, volume 37, issue 5