V-Day is a global activist movement to stop violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM) and sex slavery.
In Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, V-Day commits ongoing support to build movements and anti-violence networks. Working with local organizations, V-Day provided hard-won funding that helped open the first shelters for women in Egypt and Iraq; sponsored annual workshops and three national campaigns in Afghanistan; convened the "Confronting Violence" conference of South Asian women leaders; and donated satellite-phones to Afghan women to keep lines of communication open and action plans moving forward. V-Day was instrumental in the founding of Karama, a program working in Egypt, Sudan, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon that works to build upon and strengthen efforts to end violence against women by bringing together local women's organizations and other civil society groups in collaboration, analysis and advocacy at national, regional and international levels.
The V-Day movement is growing at a rapid pace throughout the world, in 130 countries from Europe to Asia, Africa and the Caribbean and all of North America. V-Day, a non-profit corporation, distributes funds to grassroots, national and international organizations and programs that work to stop violence against women and girls. In 2001, V-Day was named one of Worth Magazine's "100 Best Charities," in 2006 one of Marie Claire Magazine's Top Ten Charities, and in 2010 was named as one of the Top-Rated organizations on GreatNonprofits. In eleven years, the V-Day movement has raised over $80 million and reached over 300 million people.
From Relief to Self-Reliance
"The best way for the world to thrive is to ensure that its women have the freedom, power and knowledge to make decisions affecting their own lives and those of their families and communities."—Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan
International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, IMC is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in undeserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, IMC rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.
International Medical Corps has responded to man-made and natural catastrophes in more than 40 countries across five continents since its founding. IMC is currently providing life-saving care in 25 countries and regions including: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Burundi, Central Africa Republic, Chad, Chechnya, Dagestan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Jordan, Indonesia, Ingushetia, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Mozambique, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan (Darfur and South Sudan), Syria, and Uganda.
Charity Navigator awarded IMC its top rating—4 stars—and the American Institute of Philanthropy rated IMC an "A+", for unsurpassed efficiency and fiscal responsibility. IMC is also a member of the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance and has met its Standards for Charity Accountability. IMC has received tax-exempt status as a publicly supported organization as provided by the Internal Revenue Code under section 501(c) (3) and the California Revenue and Taxation Code Section 23701 (d). IMC's tax identification number is 95-3949646.
International Medical Corps. Copyright 2006. All Rights Reserved. Photograph taken by Haris Coussidis.