News-Coffee9-150x150Welcome to the 57th edition of the Pixel Project’s VAW e-News Digest. As usual we bring you the latest and most relevant news related to the eradication of violence against women all over the world.

The sexual assault and harassment of women participating in protests in Tahrir Square, Egypt has caught the attention of the United Nations. We highlight articles that discuss the greater contexts of these assaults, including an article that features the opinions of a woman currently living in Egypt.

In the United States the Violence Against Women Act will be voted on in Senate as soon as next week. A number of senators have expressed vocal support for VAWA, with one provision made to eliminate the “Blue Slip” issue regarding U-Visas.

In China, the sentencing of a woman to death for killing her abusive husband has gained some international attention, including that of Amnesty International. Global pressure to stop the execution is slowly gaining momentum.

Across the world, various communities in various countries are participating in the One Billion Rising campaign. Read our links to news articles to find out what people around the world are doing as part of One Billion Rising.

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Best Regards,
The Pixel Project Team

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General Violence Against Women News

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Domestic Violence

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Sexual Assault

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Sex Trafficking

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Female Genital Mutilation

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Forced Marriage and Honour Killing

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Activism

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