ILGA » » Acclaimed playwright Eve Ensler on the women of the Philippines

News

Filter by Show me news ›

Acclaimed playwright Eve Ensler on the women of the Philippines

Eve Ensler, acclaimed playwright and activist, recently visited the country to promote One Billion Rising, a global campaign to end violence against women. Ensler is best known for her play The Vagina Monologues, which has been translated to 48 languages and performed in 140 countries, including the Philippines. She joined theater artist Monique Wilson and progressive women’s group Gabriela in visiting urban poor communities in Metro Manila and the provinces.

Avatar of Alessia Valenza

31st December 2012 23:10

Alessia Valenza

During the media launch of One Billion Rising at the Music Museum this December, Pinoy Weekly caught up with Ensler, who expressed her utmost admiration for the women of the Philippines who have enthusiastically joined the campaign which utilizes dance as a form of protest. One Billion Rising will culminate globally on February 14, 2013, when a billion women and men are expected to rise up and dance to pressure governments and institutions to act to end violence against women.

Read the full story