Archives: “16 For 16” 2014

number16Welcome to the 2014 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.


Transforming Personal Pain Into Positive Action: The Pixel Project’s 16 Female Role Models 2014

Efua DorkenooThe 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 of Preventing and Intervening in Child Marriages

timthumbThe practice of child marriage–matrimony before age 18–continues to disproportionately affect girls in certain cultures and communities with significant consequences to their education, health, and social life. Nevertheless, although the practice of child marriage is rooted in tradition and culture, neither culture nor tradition is immutable and there is hope for change. This list presents 16 ways you can join in the efforts to end the practice of child marriage and influence change to ensure a better future for young girls and boys around the world.

The Pixel Project Selection 2014: 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 2014, our selection includes Colbie Caillat, Janelle Monae, and Ani DiFranco.

16 Photographers Who Support the Cause to End Violence Against Women

Jillian EdelsteinPhotography as social documentary brings to light the stories and realities of violence against women and girls, from child brides, to female genital mutilation, to street harassment. The 16 photographers in this list examine the impact of images and the power of storytelling to study and raise awareness of violence against women and girls. We hope that their work will engage you and inspire you to share and expand your own creative conversations about violence against women.

The Pixel Project Selection 2014 – 16 Notable Facebook Pages by Anti-Violence Against Women Organisations

66846_462267770509938_2074753454_nThanks 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 2014 selection of 16 notable Facebook pages by anti-VAW nonprofits, charities and grassroots groups.

The Pixel Project Selection 2014: 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 2014, our selection includes a diverse range of documentaries that feature the stories of women from countries including El Salvador, Mali, the Democratic Republic of Congo, India, and the U.S..

16 Ways to Educate Individuals and Communities about Sexual Consent

1087539_11462380Valuing a women’s consent over her own body is an integral step towards ending violence against women. This means providing women the power to say “no” to sexual encounters, and for the word “no” to be respected in all situations. Education is necessary to ensure everyone involved in a sexual activity is consenting, comfortable, valued and safe. Sexual consent education includes talking about how and when to ask for consent, how to say no, what constitutes consent, and the importance of respecting another person’s decision. In this “16 For 16” article, we present 16 innovative ideas for educating children, young adults, and other members of your community about sexual consent.

16 Memorable Stories of Standing Up Against Street Harassment 2014

holly1-200x300This is the fourth 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 2014 – 16 Notable Anti-VAW Activists and Organisations You Should Follow on Twitter

twitter1As 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 2014 list and get following! (And don’t forget to follow us – @PixelProject)

16 Ideas for Helping Survivors of Violence Against Women Rebuild Their Lives

933636_60054022There is no single definitive solution for rebuilding one’s life as a survivor of gender-based violence because the personal journey to healing varies for each individual woman or girl. Though many have suffered these experiences, the conduit to recovery is a unique one. In this article, we have divided our ideas/tips into a section for communities and a section for survivors themselves.  These suggestions are by no means comprehensive but we hope they will help with kickstarting the healing process for some survivors and their supporters.

16 Ways You Can Make Online Spaces Safer For Women

Help ButtonThe online space is as legitimate a public space as any, and like the streets, marketplaces and buses around us, as prone to incidences of harassment and violence against women. A woman on the internet is may be subject to death threats, rape threats, or worse, and none of us are strangers to stories of harassment ‘forcing’ women being off social networks or gaming communities. In this article, our partner Breakthrough presents 16 ways that individuals and communities online can help make online spaces safer for women and girls.

The Pixel Project Selection 2014: 16 Striking Anti-Violence Campaigns for the Cause to End Violence Against Women

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 2014. 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’s VAW e-News Digest – The “16 For 16″ 2014 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’s Best Blog Articles of 2014

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 in 2014.

16 Art Initiatives Saying No to Violence Against Women

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAArt can be an effective healing tool and resource for survivors of Violence Against Women (VAW) who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder and other disorders due to the impact to one’s mental and emotional health from the violence. Art as a voice for activism is a natural progression because art as a healing tool is integrally linked to advocacy. These 16 artists and art groups from all over the world work singularly or join forces to create and use art as an activism tool to end the silence about VAW and raise awareness.

16 Authors Saying NO To Violence Against Women

Joe Hill_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. Through our 2014 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 in years to come.