News-Coffee9-150x150Welcome to the 121th edition of The Pixel Project’s VAW e-News Digest!

October marks National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the United States. It is also the month leading up to the US elections on 8 November this year. Presidential nominee Donald Trump faces accusations of sexual assault and attempted sexual assault, simultaneously drawing focus on rape culture and exposing regressive public attitudes towards violence against women.

Rape culture and the way it is used to control or threaten women is prevalent worldwide. In Australia a female politician speaks of rape threats and in Canada a woman has been put on the media spotlight for accusing a politician of sexual assault. In Argentina thousands of women are protesting against rampant gender violence after the horrific rape and murder of a teenage girl.

There are some silver linings: the Chibok girls who were kidnapped by the Boko Haram have been released, though two years of captivity have changed them and their community. We can also be inspired by the ways the world has honoured campaigners eliminating violence against women, such as Maria de Penha, Sonita, Rita Marque-Mbatha and Lydia Cacho.

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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 & Sexual Assault


Sex Trafficking


Female Genital Mutilation


Forced Marriage & Honour Killing