Welcome to the 55th edition of The Pixel Project’s VAW e-News Digest, our first edition of the VAW e-News Digest of 2013. As usual we bring you the latest and most relevant news related to violence and efforts at eradicating it around the world.

In this edition we highlight the recent failure of the US House to re-authorise the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The act, which has been in existence since 1994, failed to be re-authorised after House Republicans could not agree to the terms of VAWA that was said to extend protection to immigrants, Native Americans and members of the LGBTIQ community.

We also highlight further developments of the gang rape in Delhi including how laws related to crime and sexual assault in India may be altered as well as the increased calls to re-evaluate attitudes towards women in the country.

This fortnight, we also have good news: Malala Yusufzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting education for girls, has recovered and is allowed to leave the hospital. We salute this brave and determined young woman who is an inspiration to all activists of women’s rights around the world.

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It’s time to stop violence against women together.

Best Regards,
The Pixel Project Team

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General Violence Against Women

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Domestic Violence

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Rape and Sexual Assault

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Sex Trafficking

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Honour Killing and Forced Marriages

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Female Genital Mutilation

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Activism

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