News-Coffee9-150x150Welcome to the 120th edition of The Pixel Project’s VAW e-News Digest!

This month the swift release of convicted rapist Brock Turner in the United States caught worldwide attention. This month also witnessed the mass fleeing of South Sudanese who are facing violence, including sexual violence, while a viral video recording of a rape that led to suicide in Italy forces the nation to confront online violence against women.

In the midst of these distressing news, growing awareness about sexual violence and attempts to prevent it is rising: bars are being trained to spot and intervene in suspected cases of sexual violence, Snapchat filters are empowering sexual assault survivors to speak out in India, and ad campaigns such as this one teaching young people about consent are gaining public attention and acceptance.

Get inspired by the Himalayan nuns who are traveling to raise awareness on gender violence, the women in India who are reclaiming its streets at night, and this Cambridge classicist who takes on her online detractors.

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The Pixel Project Team

General Violence Against Women


Domestic Violence


Sexual Assault / Rape


Sex Trafficking

Female Genital Mutilation


Honour Killing and Forced Marriage