News-Coffee9-150x150Welcome to the 81st edition of The Pixel Project’s VAW e-News Digest!

The United Nations (UN) is sending Rashida Manjoo to the United Kingdom from March 31, 2014 to April 15, 2014 to study the pervasiveness of violence against women in the country. Ms. Manjoo, the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, said, “Importantly, I will visit shelters to obtain first-hand information from individual survivors of gender-based violence.”

Lebanon passes a law making domestic violence a criminal offense on April 1, 2014. The move comes after a years-long campaign by civil society groups in a sectarian Arab country steeped in conservatism. Large sectors of Lebanese society have traditionally regarded beatings of women and children as religiously and socially acceptable.

Activists marched in the Mozambican capital of Maputo on March 21, 2014 opposing a proposed legislation that includes an old law essentially giving rapists impunity if they marry their victims, even if it results in forced early marriage. Ernesto Lapapa, vice president of Mozambique’s human rights and legality commission, said that protection of family honour came up frequently in opinion surveys as an important factor in support of the law.

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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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