Welcome to the 52nd edition of The Pixel Project’s VAW e-News Digest! As usual, we bring you the latest and most relevant news related to violence against women and efforts at eradicating it from around the world.

Chris Brown has been targeted in London HMV stores by anti-domestic violence activists. His album “Fortune” has been defaced by stickers that say, “Warning. Do not buy this album! This man beats women.” The stunt is related to his 2009 assault conviction for beating his now ex-girlfriend Rihanna and the controversial new tattoo he recently unveiled on his neck. The tattoo appears to be the face of a battered woman. He says it is actually of a Sugar Skull, related to Mexico’s Day of the Dead festival, and based on an image in a MAC Cosmetics ad.

Naomi Wolf also sparked debate in her essay in the Guardian in which she argues against laws and policies that protect the anonymity of women who have gone to police (or other authorities, such as campus officials) with allegations of rape.

Also this month, the UK saw a series of debates on the issue of marriage of minors as young as 12 years of age.

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