Archives: “16 For 16” – 2012

3064c_color-blindness-16Welcome to the 2012 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 9 articles that we did publish.

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 2012

Malala-Yousafzai1The Pixel Project kicked off our 2012 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 Pixel Project’s 16 Best Blog Articles 2012

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 longtime Editor, Crystal Smith, picks 16 of our best blog articles in 2012.

The Pixel Project Selection 2012: 16 Music Artistes Who Support The Cause To End Violence Against Women

Female GuitaristIn 2012, having launched our Music For Pixels campaign which includes music-driven awareness-raising activities such as our YouTube Cover Carnival contest and charity digital EPs, we turn the spotlight to 16 music artistes from across the world who are using their music to break the walls of silence and cultural taboos surrounding VAW. From globally renowned artistes such as Missy Elliot and the Indigo Girls to YouTube luminaries such as AHMIR, these are the musicians, vocalists and songwriters who bring their fans music with a message.

16 Creative and Safe Ways to Intervene to Stop Street Harassment

Men Can Stop Rape PosterStreet harassment is becoming increasingly prevalent all across the globe with most women and girls experiencing it at least once in their lifetimes whether they live in rural villages or busy urban areas. This article by Rubina Singh, director of Hollaback! Chandigargh, presents 16 ideas and suggestions for you to take to intervene when you see a woman or girl being publicly harassed in the street.

The Pixel Project Selection 2012: 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 2012, our selection includes a diverse range that span full-length feature films to award-winning independent documentary shorts to documentary series by well-know TV networks such as PBS.

16 Ways to Take Action Against Human Trafficking

Human_traffickingThe Universal Declaration on Human Rights declared over 60 years ago that all humans were born free and equal with rights common to all and exclusive to none. Sixty-odd years later, in spite of the clear and express prohibition of slavery, 30 million people, mostly women and girls, are currently being exploited and violated in the sex/human-trafficking trade and there have never been more people enslaved in global history. This article presents 16 actions you can take to stop human trafficking.

16 Organisations, Charities and Grassroots Groups Working to Stop Female Genital Mutilation

StopFGMNowFGM stands for Female Genital Mutilation. FGM is a harmful and dangerous practice that involves the outer parts of the vagina- including the labia and the clitoris- being partially or totally removed. FGM has been recognised as a practice that is born from societies with both gender imbalances and other forms of violence against women. There is a powerful global movement campaigning for an end to FGM at grassroots, regional, national and international levels. In this article, we have compiled 16 of the most notable charities, campaigns and organisations working towards an eradication of FGM across the globe.

16 Memorable Stories of Standing Up Against Street Harassment 2012

DSCN1190This is the second 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.

16 Striking Campaigns for the Cause to End Violence Against Women 2012

Give Peace a ChanceIn 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 2012. This is the second 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 2012: 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 2012, our selection includes Martina McBride, Ed Sheeran and Whitney Houston.

16 Tech Innovations that Help the Movement to Prevent and Stop Violence Against Women

Circle of 6 AppIn recognition of the ever-increasing importance new technologies have in our daily lives and in keeping with our mission to use and support new technologies to help prevent and stop VAW, this article highlights 16 tech innovations or platforms that address violence against women and can be used to prevent or to stop incidences of gender-based violence. Together, they show how we can reclaim technology and use it to make positive contributions to the lives of women around the globe and hopefully invite some creative spark for the next technological invention to be used in this cause.

16 Notable Facebook Pages by Anti-Violence Against Women Organisations

WRC_MASTER_LOGO_2010Thanks 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 2012 selection of 16 notable Facebook pages by anti-VAW nonprofits, charities and grassroots groups.

16 Safe and Creative Ways for Bystanders to Become Upstanders in Stopping Violence Against Women

Bell Bajao LogoWe know that there is no excuse for violence, and we know that violence should never be allowed to happen. So, as witnesses or bystanders to a violent situation, what could we do to stop it from happening? In this special guest “16 For 16” article, our partner, Breakthrough/Bell Bajao, presents a list of 16 actions that bystanders can take to become upstanders taking action to stop Violence Against Women.

The Pixel Project Selection 2012: 16 Notable Anti-VAW Organisations and Activists on Twitter That You Should Follow

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 2012 list and get following! (And don’t forget to follow us – @PixelProject)

The Pixel Project Selection 2012: 16 Resources About Wartime Violence Against Women

The Bulgarian Martyresses by Konstantin Makovsky (1877). Atrocities of bashibazouks in Bulgaria in Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78.

Today, millions of women around the world continue to be impacted by and bear a brunt of armed conflicts and wars.  Women continue to be targeted for sexual violence and other interpersonal violence.  As families are often separated during conflicts and wars, women are then particularly vulnerable to interpersonal violence and rape. In this article, we present a list of 16 resources to get you started with learning about the consequences of wartime Violence Against Women as well as some ideas about how to help stop it.

16 Safety Ideas and Tips for Women facing Domestic Violence over the Holiday Season

broken_christmas_ball_by_heart_dropsIn the final article in our 2012 “16 For 16″ blog series, The Pixel Project presents 16 safety ideas and tips for women who continue to face Domestic Violence in their family lives. Given that Domestic Violence does not just affect the immediate victim but also their friends and extended family during this time of the year, we have divided the 16 ideas and tips into 2 categories – one for victims and one for friends and family members who want to intervene.