News-Coffee9-150x150Welcome to the 59th edition of The Pixel Project’s VAW e-News Digest.

A Maldives court sentence on a 15-year old girl ignites debate on floggings, fresh protests have erupted in New Delhi over the alleged rape of a 7-year old girl in a public school, and a photojournalist became an accidental witness to an incident of domestic violence that became part of a powerful photo essay in TIME’s website. These are just some of the events related to violence against women that have captured the world’s attention over the past two weeks.

We also highlight the work of individuals who seek to eradicate violence against women. On The Huffington Post, Philip Martin posts a five-part series on human trafficking (particularly sex trafficking) that provides an in-depth look at sex trafficking across international borders. In Malaysia, a survivor of an attempted rape designs a mobile phone app that allows victims of abduction to be traced via GPS.

Our most encouraging news this week comes from India, where, in an effort to reduce the stigma of birthing girl children, a doctor offers waivers for maternity fees if the mother gives birth to a girl.

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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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Rape / Sexual Assault

 

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Sex Trafficking

 

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Forced Marriage and Honour Killing

 

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Female Genital Mutilation

 

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Activism

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