News-Coffee9-150x150Welcome to the 77th edition of The Pixel Project’s VAW e-News Digest!

The Brazilian city of Rio de Jainero has been in the process of pacifying its urban ghettos, better known as favelas, since 2008. Police Pacification Units (UPP) invade the favelas. Afterwards, community police units are installed to maintain order and ensure that the drug traffickers — imprisoned or scared into hiding — don’t come back. The Rio de Jainero State University (UERJ) recently released a report that pacification has decreased violent deaths in the favelas. But according to the Rio Times, “rape indices went from 1.3 to 4.8 and domestic violence shot up from 27 to 84.6” between 2006 and 2011.

Meanwhile in the United States, the National Football League (NFL) is holding its grand event the Super Bowl on February 2, 2014 in Rutherford, New Jersey. The Super Bowl will not just bring sports fans to Rutherford but, also, pimps selling their girls to sports fans demanding illicit sex.

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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 Trafficking

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Female Genital Mutilation

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Forced Marriage/Honour Killing

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