Archives: “16 For 16” – 2015

bingo-16Welcome to the 2015 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 did publish. Just click on the headlines to read the full article.

Happy reading and sharing!

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

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Transforming Personal Pain Into Positive Action: The Pixel Project’s 16 Female Role Models 2015

MALIKA headshot_CroppedThe Pixel Project kicked off our 2014 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 Ways for Survivors of Violence Against Women to Share Their Stories

notes-1420553-1280x960Storytelling can a powerful tool for violence against women survivors. It can help educate bystanders and demonstrate the impact VAW has on a community. It empowers survivors, giving them a voice to share and make sense of their personal experiences. In this “16 For 16” article, we present 16 ways violence against women survivors can share their stories. These simple ideas touch on various platforms, including peer-to-peer, public, private, mainstream and more to help survivors use and benefit from the power of storytelling.

The Pixel Project Selection 2015: 16 Striking Anti-Violence Campaigns for the Cause to End Violence Against Women

Ni una menosIn honour of all VAW activists, nonprofits and grassroots group to 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 2015. This is the fourth 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 2015: 16 Notable Facebook Pages by Anti-Violence Against Women Organisations

Zonta International LogoThanks 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 2015 selection of 16 notable Facebook pages by anti-VAW nonprofits, charities and grassroots groups.

16 Ways College Students Can Transform a Culture of Violence Against Women on Campus

graduation-2-1412650-1279x853Every year, we are 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 our 2015 campaign, Breakthrough shared a list of 16 actions that college students can take to prevent violence against women on college campuses.

The Pixel Project Selection 2015: 16 Notable Anti-VAW Activists and Organisations You Should Follow on Twitter

twitter1-300x225As 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 2015 list and get following! (And don’t forget to follow us – @PixelProject)

16 Memorable Stories of Standing Up to Street Harassment 2015

SSH-New-LogoThis is the fifth annual blog list of 16 memorable ways of dealing with street harassment which has been kindly compiled by Holly Kearl, Founder of Stop Street Harassment and one of our 16 Female Role Models of 2010. It provides a starting point for all to learn about and discuss the impact of street harassment. We hope it’ll inspire you to take action.

The Pixel Project Selection 2016: 16 Songs About Violence Against Women (and Staying Strong and Positive)

Girl-Playing-Piano-1-198x300In recognition of the power of music to educate, enlighten and help with social change, The Pixel Project presents 16 songs about or related to VAW and women’s empowerment. While there have always been songs that are very explicit about domestic violence, sexual violence and other forms of VAW, we decided to select a mix of songs talking about VAW and songs that empower women because it is important to get a balance between the reality of violence and the message of hope for survival and healing. In 2015, our selection includes Leonard Cohen, Fiona Apple, and Lady Gaga.

The Pixel Project Selection 2015: 16 Authors Saying NO To Violence Against Women

marie-lu_croppedIn 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 2015 Read For Pixels initiatives, we worked with 16 award-winning bestselling authors who hail from genres as diverse as Comics, Horror, Young Adult, Urban Fantasy and Science Fiction. 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.

16 Filmmakers Making Films About Violence Against Women (And Telling the Right Stories)

Photo credit: UnavailableFor our ‘16 for 16’ campaign in 2015, we have compiled a list of 16 filmmakers making films about VAW and doing it the right way. This list encompasses filmmakers from across the globe and amongst their ranks are Academy Award winners and Indie directors. These creative artists hail from different countries like Ghana, Iran, Pakistan, Canada and Sweden. They are united in their belief in and commitment to making films that tell stories of women from all walks of life. Many of these films have addressed issues that weren’t being talked about before and brought them into mainstream conversation.

16 Ways That Kids and Teens Can Help Stop Violence Against Women and Girls

Violence Against Women (VAW) is one of the biggest and most brutal human rights issues in the world with 1 in 3 women experiencing some form of gender-based violence at some point in their lives. Like many human rights issues, VAW affects not just adults but also kids and teenagers. Educating children and teenagers about sexual consent and gender equality is an important part of changing the world into one where women and girls can reach their full potential in safety and peace. However, we also need to get young people involved in actively preventing and stopping the violence. As a starting point for all kids and teens out there, here are 16 ideas that you can put into action to help stop VAW.

The Pixel Project’s VAW e-News Digest – The ’16 for 16’ 2015 Edition

News-Coffee9-150x150Throughout the year, The Pixel Projects publishes our VAW e-News Digest on the first and third Sundays of every month. Each e-News Digest rounds up the most relevant global headlines about Violence Against Women in one user-friendly blog article. Every year, we also compile this special edition of the e-News Digest featuring 16 of the most significant VAW news headlines in each category of VAW for the year as part of our “16 For 16” campaign.

The Pixel Project Selection 2015: 16 films about violence against women

Film-Reel-225x300The Pixel Project showcases a list of 16 films, documentaries and shows about Violence Against Women every year. In 2015, our selection includes a diverse range of documentaries that feature the stories of women from countries including Iraqi Kurdistan, India, Cambodia, and the U.S.

 

16 Activists and Organisations Working Online To Stop Violence Against Women

Anita Sarkeesian_croppedThe anti-VAW movement has taken on the cyber VAW fight in two major ways. They use social media and other online platforms to educate, raise awareness, raise funds, and to turbo charge the fight against VAW and sexism. Crucially, anti-VAW activists are also finding ways to effectively tackle the tidal wave of cyber-VAW using tactics ranging from rallying individuals and organisations to unite against VAW to pushing social media companies to become more accountable for taking action to stamp out VAW in their communities. The 16 activists and organisations listed in this article have been at the frontline of digital anti-VAW activism in the last decade as social media started its unstoppable rise to prominence.

16 Powerful Public Service Announcements Saying NO To Violence Against Women

Untitled-1Today, with a significant chunk of the world connected – and connecting – through the internet, Public Service Announcements (PSAs) have now taken on a completely new role. PSAs, along with the social media phenomenon of ‘viral videos’, have been breaking new ground in all fields, especially when it comes to raising awareness and educating the public about violence against women (VAW). We have selected 16 of the most innovative PSAs addressing various facets of VAW from across the world. While they may be produced in different areas of the globe, these videos have universal appeal and have reached out to millions of people across country or continental boundaries. Here is our list – we hope it helps spark much-needed conversation about VAW in your families and communities.

The Pixel Project Selection 2015: 16 Of The Pixel Project’s Best Interview Articles

Blog-and-Pen-300x237The 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 Editor, Carol Olson, picks 16 of our best blog articles of 2015.