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Testimony on the Costs by Eve Ensler

EveEnsler is an American playwright, performer, feminist and activist, best known for her play The Vagina Monologues. Charles Isherwood of the New York Times has called The Vagina Monologues "probably the most important piece of political theater of the last decade."In 2011, Ensler was awarded the Isabelle Stevenson Award at the 65th Tony Awards, which recognizes an individual from the theater community who has made a substantial contribution of volunteered time and effort on behalf of humanitarian, social service, or charitable organizations. Ensler is a prominent activist addressing issues of violence against women and girls and is a close supporter of the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA). She went to Afghanistan under the rule of the Taliban and has organized many programs for Afghan women including one named the "Afghani Women's Summit For Democracy." The Vagina Monologues inspired her to create V-Day, a global activist movement to stop violence against women and girls. In 2012, along with the V-Day movement, Ensler created One Billion Rising, a global protest campaign to end violence, and promote justice and gender equality for women.

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