Welcome to the 109th edition of The Pixel Project’s VAW e-News Digest!

News-Coffee9-150x150This month Amnesty International voted to support the decriminalization of prostitution. The move has been met with both support and criticism. Read these different viewpoints on this issue: what is the impact of decriminalisation of sex work in countries like New Zealand? Are legal models such as Sweden’s, which criminalize buying of sex, effective?

The case of UN peacekeepers committing sexual assault in Central African Republic raises the issue of women facing sexual violence in conflict zones. At risk are also aid workers and journalists.

In Africa major milestones in removing violence against women are happening. Somalia is taking steps to outlaw female genital mutilation and Uganda has outlawed the practice of bride price. In South America, Colombia has passed a new law that specifically confronts femicide.

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The Pixel Project Team



Domestic Violence


Rape / Sexual Assault


Human/Sex Trafficking


Female Genital Mutilation


Forced Marriage / Honour Killing