Welcome tNews-Coffee9-150x150o the 76th edition of The Pixel Project’s VAW e-News Digest!

Out of the 75,000 sexual assaults committed in France every year, only 10,000 are investigated by prosecutors with an average of 4,000 convictions. A pilot program in Paris and another region will issue rape kits to emergency rooms and doctors to determine if it will help prosecute and convict offenders.

It has been nearly three years since President Thein Sein’s nominal civilian government ended a half-century of brutal military rule in Myanmar, also called Burma. On the 14th of January, Women’s League of Burma released a report that the Burmese army still uses rape as a weapon of war in townships plagued by ethnic insurgencies.

The practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) has been illegal in the United Kingdom (UK) since 1985. The fact that there has been no conviction for FGM has appalled the British Prime Minister David Cameron. Mr. Cameron is urging witnesses of FGM to come forward if anything is to be done to abolish this dangerous practise in the UK.

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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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Sex/Human 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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