News-Coffee9-150x150Welcome to the 60th edition of The Pixel Project’s VAW e-News Digest!

This fortnight we have celebrated the 101st International Women’s Day and there’s plenty of good news. The United Nations passed the Violence Against Women convention, renewing commitments across the world on eradicating violence against women. In Europe, a Commission is proposing to establish an EU-wide law to protect victims of domestic violence. Pakistan has also passed a bill on domestic violence in its Sindh Assembly.

Most remarkably, members of the Maasai tribe in Kenya are replacing female genital mutilation as a rite of passage into womanhood. This grassroots change is what is necessary for the eradication of female genital mutilation.

Meanwhile The Pixel Project’s India partner Breakthrough/Bell Bajao have launched their “Ring The Bell” campaign on International Women’s Day. With the support of male celebrities such as Sir Patrick Stewart and Richard Branson, they call on 1 million men worldwide to take the “Ring the Bell” pledge to step up to stop violence against women in their communities and families.

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The Pixel Project Team

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General Violence Against Women News

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Domestic Violence

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Rape and Sexual Assault

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Human/Sex Trafficking

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Female Genital Mutilation

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Forced Marriage & Honour Killing

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Activism

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