As we roll into the new year, many of us will be joining gyms or vowing not to touch alcohol again, but how about a few more worthwhile resolutions.
2012 has ended with the shocking news of the death of the Delhi gang-rape victim, bringing violence against women to the for front of international attention. But there are number of organisation out there hoping that 2013 really could be the year to make a change against this gross violation of human rights. Needless to say, they each need your help and support.
Here’s a few to get you teeth in to …
V-Day: 1 billion rising Campaign
V- Day was set up in co-ordination with Eve Ensler’s ‘The Vagina Monologues’. Their 2013 campaign aims to get one billion people rising and dancing on February 14, 2013 to raise awareness to the 1 billion women who get violated. This promises to be a global strike to bring an end to violence against women. To find out more, or to start a rising of your own, click here.
End Violence Against Women (EVAW)
This is an independent coalition campaigning for change here and abroad. They have several UK campaigns for 2013 including the Schools Safe 4 Girls campaign, media sexism in the Leveson Inquiry and London safe for all women. Click here to learn more.
The Pixel Project
This project aims to use online, social media and digital resources to raise awareness and funds for the cause to end violence against women. This organisation puts particular emphasis on attracting men to get involved. They are known for their “16 for 16” campaign, where for 16 days they post a blog article every day. Each article gives 16 ideas and/or solutions revolving around a specific theme related to understanding, preventing, stopping and ending violence against women. For more, click here.
These are just a couple of examples of the numerous organisations out there working tirelessly for this cause. Search #VAW or #EVAW on twitter to find all the latest news.
Happy new year! Let’s make 2013 a better year for everyone.