News-Coffee9-150x150Welcome to the 114th edition of The Pixel Project’s VAW e-News Digest!

This month we celebrate International Women’s Day. Take a look at photographs of celebrations of International Women’s Day around the world.

Two gynecologists recently published a paper in a medical journal suggesting a ‘compromise solution’ to female genital circumcision. According to the doctors, current forms of campaigns have not been successful because it fails to take the cultural importance of female circumcision into consideration. The doctors have suggested a ‘ritual nick’ to take its place instead, a suggestion that has been met with criticism by survivors.

Two former members of the military in Guatemala have been sentenced up to 360 years for the murder, rape and sexual enslavement of women in a landmark trial. Rape as a war crime became a front cover feature on TIME magazine. In California, schools are including sexual consent as part of high school education. These are all forms of progress in the continuing struggle to end sexual violence against women.

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It’s time to stop violence against women. Together.

Best regards,
The Pixel Project Team

 


General Violence Against Women

 


Domestic Violence

 


Rape and Sexual Assault

 


Sex Trafficking

 


Female Genital Mutilation

 


Honour Killing and Forced Marriage

 


Activism

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