News-Coffee9-150x150Welcome to the 71st edition of The Pixel Project’s e-News Digest!

Protests erupt in Kenya when rapists were given a sentence of cutting grass, and South Africa reels from a brutal rape and murder. In the United Kingdom, a video capture of imams marrying underage girls and a false petition in support of female genital mutilation raise questions about crossing the line from multi-cultural acceptance to moral relativity.

A number of activists who strove to eliminate violence against women were honoured this fornight. Among them include Waris Dirie, a supermodel who campaigned against FGM, and Dr. Denis Mukwege, who worked in the healing of rape survivors in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Street harassment had a major focus in the United States with several projects to combat harassment of women highlighted: Hannah Price photographs street harassers, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh takes on gender based street harassment in her street-art project, “Stop Telling Women to Smile”,

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Violence Against Women General 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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Forced Marriage and Honour Killing

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Female Genital Mutilation

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Activism

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