News-Coffee9-150x150Welcome to the 89th edition of The Pixel Project’s VAW e-News Digest!

This month Europe and Turkey signed an important agreement called The Istanbul Convention, which requires participating countries to provide assistance to those experiencing forms of violence against women. If this is ratified, it will be a huge step in protecting survivors of gender-based violence across Europe.

Recent developments in Malawi show that stiffer penalties do not contribute to the lowering of domestic violence cases. This highlights the need for more discussion and debate about ways of eradicating violence against women at its roots, through cultural change and social awareness.

In the United States the development of an LED camera to help investigators identify signs of domestic violence is one way technology has been used to assist the elimination of violence against women.

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Violence Against Women – General News

Domestic Violence

Rape and Sexual Assault

Sex / Human Trafficking

Female Genital Mutilation

Forced Marriage and Honour Killing

Street Harassment