As V-Day celebrations draw closer, organisers are spending much time trying to correct public perceptions about the event being a promoter of profanity.

Dudu Communications, the V-Day celebrations in Ghana organisers at a recent press conference dismissed speculations that the event is of no importance to the Ghanaian and that it is a day of profanity.

The V-Day is a global movement to stop violence against women and girls founded by Eve Ensler. It started with the production ‘The Vagina Monologues’ which was to celebrate the vagina and project feminism, but it changed in 1998 when the writer discovered that there are a lot that women suffer from than what happens in the bedroom.

She then decided to institute the vagina monologues are as a campaign to stop violence against women. This is what is now known as the V-Day until the violence stop campaign.

A play, ‘The Vagina Monologue’, to educate the public on the dangers and effects of the abuse of women, will be performed on the day.

The organisers explained that V-Day, celebrated between February and April, is to help fight the abuse of women and girls across the world with particular emphasis on Africa.

The high point of the media briefing, addressed by some of the cast of the yet to be staged ‘The Vagina Monologue’ – Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku and Lydia Forson – was the release of a video of women who have suffered abuses in the Democratic Republic of Congo telling thier own stories “in the first person singular”, and other activitism to fight the menace.


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