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Eve Ensler: How To End Violence

February 10, 2012

Catch Eve Ensler, creatix of the Vagina Monologues, in a stunning 14-minute interview on Australian tv.

You’ll hear her prescription for ending violence, her take on the devastating impact of patriarchal culture upon men.

She talks about the City of Joy that V-Day helped create in the Congo, a place supporting women who’ve survived extreme sexual violence — for example, gang rape and genital mutilation as a weapon of war — to heal and providing them with opportunities to develop and express their leadership.

She describes how the first graduates of the City of Joy program demonstrate genuine power, distinct from the manipulations of politics-as-usual.

You’ll see in real-time the bond she creates with the woman who’s interviewing her.

Don’t be fooled by the television station’s title for the interview — “we don’t own our bodies.” Clearly, we do. And okay, I can’t resist spilling the beans: Coming back into our bodies, says Ensler, is key to ending violence and healing the world.

Not to be missed!

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