Welcome to the 2022 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.
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The Pixel Project kicked off our 2021 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.
The digital space offers many opportunities to address violence against women (VAW) and has the power to shift norms, change behaviours, and impact policies. Through this list, we hope to highlight effective and ethical ways of creating engaging content to involve people in the efforts to end VAW. If you are looking to use digital media to address VAW, here are 16 tools and techniques to create engaging and effective digital content.
When #MeToo reached mainstream status in the 2010s that the rate of awareness about VAW in sports started accelerating as women and girls in professional sport across the world and different sports began speaking up publicly about the hidden sexual violence and abuse they had faced for years. However, sport may also hold the one of the keys to combatting VAW in communities. Anti-VAW advocates, activists, and organisations have recognised that sports can be a powerful tool for educating individuals, communities, and the public about VAW and to push for women’s human rights. This list offers 16 actions that sports organisations and individuals who work in sports can take to prevent and stop VAW.
In this article, we honour 16 prominent sportspeople from across 12 countries and 4 continents who have taken courageous action to speak out about VAW in their sport, even when the odds are against them. They represent a diverse range of sports, from boxing, running, swimming, skiing, and tennis to soccer, gymnastics, sailing, American football, equestrian sport, and Judo. We hope that they will inspire other athletes in their sport or other sports to get involved with the cause. To that end, we ask that you share this list with your local sportspeople and communities as part of galvanising them to take action to end VAW.
The Pixel Project is pleased to present a guest “16 For 16” article from DomesticShelters.org. DomesticShelters.org makes finding the right shelter and information about domestic violence easier in the U.S. and Canada. In this article, DomesticShelters.org shares a list of 16 reasons why women may stay in abusive relationships together with an extra section recommending ways that you can help victims and survivors.
The Pixel Project is pleased to present the annual 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. In 2022, Breakthrough India shares a list of 16 ways that the COVID-19 pandemic affected the well-being and human rights of women and girls and how these issues can be addressed.
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, Joe Samalin, founder of MenChallenging, shares 16 of his aha moments on this issue and the lessons he has learned from them to remind male readers of of some of their own, or inspire them to create some.
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 2022 selection of 16 notable Facebook pages by anti-VAW nonprofits, charities and grassroots groups.
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. NOTE: This is also The Pixel Project’s final annual Twitter list as we have gone on hiatus due to Twitter no longer being a safe space for activists, advocates, victims, survivors, and marginalised communities and peoples.
In this article, we honour 16 lawyers (some of whom are now influential judges) from across 16 countries and 6 continents who have taken courageous action to fight against VAW both inside and outside the courtroom, even when the odds are against them. From using the law to take on workplace harassment cases involving corporate goliaths, to helping coordinate the evacuation of women at risk of femicide, to leading women’s organisations that specialise in taking on VAW cases, the lawyers and judges in this list have used their legal knowledge, acumen, and skills to ensure that victims and survivors get justice and safety.
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 Science Fiction, Fantasy, Crime, Thrillers, Mystery, Romance 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.
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 showcases a list of 16 films, documentaries and shows about Violence Against Women every year. In 2022, our selection includes a diverse range of documentaries, films, and TV series that feature the stories of women from countries including Vietnam, India, Egypt, Nigeria, Turkey, South Korea, South Africa, Sweden, the UK, and the U.S.
In 2022, as the world struggles to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and anti-VAW advocates and activists continue to rebuild after the pandemic leaves decades of efforts to combat VAW a crushing setback triggered by what UN Women dubbed the “shadow pandemic of violence against women”, the number of domestic violence, child marriage, female genital mutilation, and femicide cases stubbornly remain much higher than the already devastating pre-pandemic numbers. 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 2021.
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 2022. 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’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 interviews of 2022.