Welcome to the 2020 16 for 16 campaign blog articles archive page!

Here, you will find 16 articles that provide lists of ideas/persons/organisations revolving around themes related to the human rights issue of Violence Against Women and hope that you will find inspiration to stop violence against women among the 16 articles that we published. Just click on the headlines to read the full article.

Happy reading and sharing!

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

Transforming Personal Pain Into Positive Action: The Pixel Project’s 16 Female Role Models 2020

The Pixel Project kicked off our 2019 campaign with our annual list of 16 female role models working to end Violence Against Women across the world. Unlike other “Top 10″ or “Top 50″ or “Top 100″ lists, this list is not a popularity contest. We do not select candidates based on the prestige or the fame of the activist. We simply aim to continue giving a shout-out to women who are on the front lines of the fight to end gender-based violence and we hope to highlight as many of these inspiring women and their work as possible in the years to come.


16 Actions Travel Service Providers Can Take To Help Stop Human Trafficking

This list offers 16 actions travel service providers can take to stop or prevent human trafficking. If you work in the travel industry, not all of these suggestions and ideas may be relevant or suitable to you, the company you work for, or the area you work in, but we hope this article can serve as a useful starting point for taking action.



16 Ways that Lawyers and Judges can help survivors of Violence Against Women

This article lists out 16 ways for lawyers and judges to help survivors of VAW. If you are a lawyer or judge, not all of these suggestions and ideas may be relevant or suitable to you, your firm, or your court because the legal structure and laws differ according to country. However, we hope this article can serve as a useful starting point for taking action.



The Pixel Project Selection 2020: 16 Violence Against Women Survivors Who Became Anti-VAW Activists and Advocates

The 16 women profiled in this article are survivors who are now shining a light in dark places for victims and survivors of gender-based violence all around the world. By highlighting their much-needed work to eradicate VAW in their communities and countries, it is our hope that women and girls worldwide who have survived VAW may feel less alone in the world and perhaps even see a glimmer of hope in their personal journeys towards rebuilding their lives after the violence.


16 Actions Communities and Schools Can Take to Prevent and Intervene in Child Marriage

As child marriage is most common in conservative patriarchal cultures where intervention is difficult and often requires collective effort to successfully stop the practice, here is a starter list of 16 actions that schools and communities can take to stop girls from being married off. Eight suggestions are aimed at communities and 8 suggestions are aimed at schools. While not everything on this list may be suitable for your particular school or community, we hope that this will be a useful starting point. If you have any other suggestions and tips, please do share them in the comments section.


16 Ideas for Taking Action to Address Violence Against Women in Conservative Communities and Cultures

Violence against women (VAW) in traditionally conservative communities manifests in many forms, some similar and others very different to those types experienced in other communities. The 16 strategies and ideas listed below use creative, subtle, yet powerful methods to end VAW in conservative communities and cultures. This selection focuses on strategies that have been used in traditionally conservative communities to foster gender equality and gender justice.  While not all of the suggestions in this may be suitable for your community, we hope that this will be a useful starting point.


16 Ways We Can Combat Rape Culture

The Pixel Project is pleased to welcome a guest “16 For 16” article from our partner, Breakthrough – a global human rights organisation working to make violence and discrimination against women and girls unacceptable. Their cutting-edge multimedia campaigns, community mobilisation, agenda setting, and leadership training equip men and women worldwide to challenge the status quo and take bold action for the dignity, equality, and justice of all. For their 2020 article, Breakthrough India shares a list of 16 ways we can combat rape culture.


The Pixel Project Selection 2020: 16 Notable Facebook Pages by Anti-Violence Against Women Organisations

Thanks to social media networks such as Facebook, the power for change in the world today is more in reach than previously imaginable. For difficult human rights issues such as violence against women, Facebook helps organisations and activists keep the subject – be it acid attacks, female genital mutilation or domestic violence – at the forefront of people’s minds. This article presents The Pixel Project’s 2020 selection of 16 notable Facebook pages by anti-VAW nonprofits, charities and grassroots groups.


The Pixel Project Selection 2020: 16 Notable Anti-VAW Activists and Organisations You Should Follow on Twitter

As part of our 16 for 16 blogging campaign and as an active member of the worldwide Twitter activist community (we tweet VAW news, daily helplines, statistics and information round-the-clock, 7 days a week, 365 days a year), The Pixel Project has set ourselves the tricky task of compiling an annual list of 16 notable organisations and activists on Twitter which seek an end to violence against women. Check out our 2019 list and get following! (And don’t forget to follow us – @PixelProject)


16 Ways to Teach Boys and Young Men How Not to be Violent towards Women and Girls

The Pixel Project is pleased to welcome a guest “16 For 16” article from our partner MenChallenging, an organisation that challenges men to prevent gender-based violence and support its victims and survivors. In this article, MenChallenging shares 16 ways you can help support boys in challenging violence against women and girls



The Pixel Project Selection 2020: 16 Authors Against Violence Against Women

In 2014, The Pixel Project was proud to introduce our Read For Pixels campaign. Read For Pixels was created in recognition of the longstanding power of books to shape cultural ideas, trigger social change, and influence the course of history. The campaign has gone from strength to strength and through our 2020 Read For Pixels initiatives, we worked with 16 award-winning bestselling authors who hail from genres as diverse as Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult, Thriller/Mystery, and Horror. Many of them are global celebrities with strong fan followings, others are well-respected in their countries or genres. Still others are up-and-coming stars who have decided to use their talents to support women’s human rights. It is the movement to end VAW that unites and inspires them and we hope that all of them will continue to work with the movement.


The Pixel Project Selection 2020: 16 Books About Violence Against Women

Stories have the power to fire the imagination and provoke new thoughts and ideas. For this purpose, The Pixel Project has put together a list of 16 books that depict violence against women and girls. Some of these stories are fictional and some are not, but all of them will educate the reader in some way about violence, rape culture, cultural mores and misogyny. This list is not exhaustive; there are hundreds of stories out there that deal with violence against women in its various forms. But we hope that these 16 stories will education and inspire you as they have galvanised others over the years to push for change in your community.


The Pixel Project Selection 2020: 16 Films About Violence Against Women

The Pixel Project showcases a list of 16 films, documentaries and shows about Violence Against Women every year. In 2019, our selection includes a diverse range of documentaries that feature the stories of women from countries including Ethiopia, Myanmar, France,  Tanzania, and the U.S.




The Pixel Project Selection 2020: 16 Pieces of Positive News in the Global Battle to end Violence Against Women

In 2020, decades of efforts to combat VAW were dealt a crushing setback by the COVID-19 pandemic that triggered what UN Women dubbed a “shadow pandemic of violence against women” as the number of domestic violence, child marriage, female genital mutilation and femicide cases spiked tremendously under the devastating effect of the virus on the global economy, communities and cultures. However, even in the midst of all this bleakness, anti-violence against women activists and advocates, individuals, communities and nonprofits/charities are continuing to fight for the right of women and girls to live their lives free of gender-based violence. In the spirit of the defiance, strength and determination of these fierce activists and advocates worldwide, this article shines a light on 16 pieces of positive news of significant progress and breakthroughs in the global battle against VAW in 2020.


The Pixel Project Selection 2020: 16 Striking Campaigns for the Cause to End Violence Against Women

In honour of all VAW activists, nonprofits and grassroots groups who toil in such thankless situations to bring about positive change to the lives of women and girls facing violence, we present 16 of the most striking campaigns/programmes we have come across in 2017. This is the sixth installment of what The Pixel Project aims to make an annual list as a way to help bring these fantastic and actionable campaign ideas to the world.



The Pixel Project Selection 2020: 16 Of The Pixel Project’s Best Interviews of 2019

The Pixel Project’s blog has been one of our key tools for raising awareness about Violence Against Women (VAW) worldwide. Through our blog, we have presented everything from action lists to interviews to detailed articles about positive solutions to preventing, stopping and ending VAW. Here, our Founder and President, Regina Yau, picks 16 of our best blog articles of 2017.