Welcome to the 53rd 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 around the world.

Our edition this time coincides with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women that falls on November 25 and Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women falling on December 6. The sixteen days are observed by various groups that launch campaigns to raise awareness and eradicate violence against women.

The most significant announcement made during this period has been the United Nations’ passing of a resolution calling for the ban on female genital mutilation. Although outlawed in most member countries, the practice persists in many communities and is often done illegally.

In the United States the re-authorization of VAWA is facing some obstacles: if it is not discussed quickly, it may become outdated and not be re-authorized at all. In China, anti-VAW campaigns seek to engage local communities to spread awareness, and in Switzerland, theatre is used to discuss female genital mutilation.

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It’s time to stop violence against women. Together.

Warmest Regards – 
The Pixel Project Team

Violence Against Women

Domestic Violence

Female Genital Mutilation

Honour Killing and Forced Marriages

Sex Trafficking