What is The Pixel Project?

The Pixel Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit working at the intersection of the internet, social media, new technologies, and pop culture/the arts to raise awareness, funds, and volunteer power for the cause to end violence against women.

For more about us, visit the “Who We Are” section.

Aren’t you a project since that’s part of your name? 

We started out as a single project in January 2009 but became a nonprofit in Spring 2009 as our work snowballed and we developed more and more programs, campaigns, and initiatives over the years.

What does The Pixel Project do?

The Pixel Project runs a number of online awareness-raising and educational campaigns, programs, and initiatives about violence against women (and how to stop it) that are tailored for various communities.

We also connect victims/survivors, allies, activists, advocates, and the person on the digital street with anti-violence against women resources and information.

For a full explanation and list of what we do, visit our “What We Do” section.

Why do you focus on online activism?

We were born online in 2009 and have always been focused on working via social media and other online tools and services because they are one of the fastest ways of reaching out to a global audience about the issue of violence against women and getting the conversation going.

Why do you focus on changing culture instead of frontline work?

We chose to focus on this because in order for VAW to be eradicated, the patriarchal culture worldwide that enables and breeds the sexism, misogyny, and toxic masculinity that perpetuates discrimination and violence against women and girls must be challenged and dismantled before gender-based violence can be eradicated.

Why don’t you do any offline events and campaigns?

Our strength and focus lies in online activism, advocacy, and education. Plus, our dedicated team of volunteers are spread out over 5 continents, 12 time zones and over 15 cities worldwide, some of whom are working alone in their region. So online work is the way all of us can make an impact.

Also, the simple fact is that we are a tiny organisation – working online enables us to stretch our meager resources to the full.

Why are you volunteer-run instead of having a team of paid staff?

We are 100% volunteer powered because we began as a grassroots group and because we only have a tiny budget which we use on our campaigns and programs and to keep our organisation alive.

In case you’re wondering, we’re not the only women’s rights organisation in this position because women’s rights is the most poorly funded cause in the world.

Can I apply for a grant from The Pixel Project?

Unfortunately, no. We are a tiny nonprofit with a tiny budget that goes towards running our campaigns and programmes and keep the lights on. So we do not currently have the financial capacity to provide grants.

From time to time though, we may run fundraising campaigns in benefit of other small anti-VAW nonprofits or allocate a small grant from our general fundraising to a designated small anti-VAW nonrprofit. This disbursement is at our discretion.

How can I volunteer with The Pixel Project?

Find out more via our volunteer page and check out our volunteer listings.

How can my organisation partner with The Pixel Project?

Find out more via our partnering information page.

How can I sponsor or fund The Pixel Project?

Find out more via our introduction to sponsoring/funding us.

How can I donate to The Pixel Project?

You can donate to us via our donation page. As of now, only credit cards are accepted.

How does The Pixel Project use donations and other funding?

We use our funds to keep our campaigns and programmes running as well as for our core organisational expenses.

Is my donation to The Pixel Project tax-deductible?

Yes, it’s deductible if you are a U.S. citizen or resident and/or a U.S. taxpayer.

For all other countries, please check your national tax laws.

How can I/we contact The Pixel Project?

Please contact us using our contact page.

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