News-Coffee9-150x150Welcome to the 84th edition of The Pixel Project’s VAW e-News Digest!

More than 700 million women worldwide are subject to physical or sexual violence from their husbands or partners, many with little right to protection, the World Bank says. In a sweeping new report, Voice and Agency, the Bank said such violence and other systematic disadvantages and deprivations endured by women are important factors in limiting their achievement and keeping hundreds of millions locked in poverty.

A petition calling on the White House to commission a report on female genital mutilation (FGM) in the US has collected more than 36,000 signatures. The Change.org petition created by FGM survivor Jaha Dukureh had collected 36,600 signatures from around the world by May 15, 2014.

Following its establishment in Syria, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), which has spread out over Raqqa, northern Aleppo and some of the border areas, has begun to attract young jihadists from around the world. Some parents are ready to give up everything they have to be close to the ISIS emirs, achieve material gains and have prestige and power. They offer their daughters to foreign fighters without asking the bride-to-be, according to prominent Raqqa activist Omar al-Huwaidi.

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The Pixel Project Team

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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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