Archive for March, 2014

CALL TO ACTION: The Survivor Stories Blog Interview Project

Blog and PenIn honour of Mother’s Day 2014,  The Pixel Project cordially invites women and girls who have survived gender-based violence to join the Survivor Stories Blog Interview Project which will debut on 1 May 2014.

The project will feature an interview with a survivor per day on The Pixel Project’s blog throughout the month of May 2014. A total of 31 survivor stories will be featured and the focus of the interviews would be on how survivors have rebuilt their lives and/or healed from the violence.

The Survivor Stories Blog Interview Project is created to:

  • Give interviewees a platform to share their stories and solutions/ideas on how they rebuilt their lives and healed/are healing.
  • Give girls and women currently experiencing or have survived the violence ideas and inspiration and hope to escape the violence and know that there is light at the tunnel and there is help out there.

This project is also part of a programme of initiatives held throughout 2014 in support of the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign which aims to:

  • Raise US$1 million for NCADV and The Pixel Project to fund our respective programmes, project and campaigns to end violence against women and girls.
  • Raise awareness about the role of men and boys in helping stop violence against women in their communities through highlighting the importance of positive non-violent prominent male role models.

Survivors of any form of violence against women including domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, female genital mutilation, acid attacks, sex trafficking, breast ironing, and forced marriage/child marriage, are welcome to participate. Survivors may also come from any part of the world.

The interview will take the form of filling in a short Word-format interview form in English; then returning it to The Pixel Project by emailing it to info@thepixelproject.net or pixelprojectteam@gmail.com by the new extended deadline of 25 April 2014.

To download the interview sheet, click this link:

http://reveal.thepixelproject.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/The-Pixel-Project-Survivor-Stories-Project-Interview-Sheet_25April2014.doc

For further information and assistance:

Email The Pixel Project team – info@thepixelproject.net  

For more information about the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign:

Visit http://reveal.thepixelproject.net

Win A Chance To Hang Out Live on Google Hangouts with Award-winning Author, Jacqueline Carey

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The Pixel Project and Jacqueline Carey, the award-winning author of the “Kushiel’s Legacy” trilogy, are proud to present a virtual charity raffle to raise funds for The Pixel Project’s Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign and to give ONE (1) lucky fan a chance to win:

  • An opportunity to join the Q&A segment of Jacqueline’s upcoming live Google Hangout Session to ask Jacqueline two (2) questions live over video.
  • An autographed hardcover copy of Jacqueline’s novel, Dark Currents. (Learn more about Dark Currents here and check out the first chapter here.)

The raffle will run from 12.00am EST Friday 14 March 2014 – 11.59pm EST Friday 21 March 2014.

The winner will be announced by Jacqueline on her Facebook page on Monday 23 March 2014.

The Google Hangout will be livestreamed at 8.30pm EST, 28 March 2014 via the following channels:

How To Enter in 3 Easy Steps:

Step 1:

Donate the minimum  of US$10 (or more if you wish) to reveal pixels on The Pixel Project’s Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign.

You have a choice of 2 different pages where you can make this donation:

You will receive an automatic e-receipt from Razoo, the online donation processing provider for the campaign.

Step 2:

Forward this donation e-receipt to us at pixelprojectteam@gmail.com or info@thepixelproject.net with:

  • Your name and “Jacqueline Carey Google Hangout” in the email subject line. (For example: Jacqueline Carey Google Hangout – Jane Smith)
  • Your full name and Gmail email address in the email body.

All participants must do this because just donating does not mean you have automatically been entered into the raffle.

Step 3:

The Pixel Project team will put all participants’ names in a hat and pick out the winner’s name at random.

Once Jacqueline has announced the winner’s name on her Facebook page, The Pixel Project team will be in touch with the winner to make arrangements for the Google Hangout appearance and to collect his/her mailing address so Jacqueline will be able to mail the signed hardcover copy of Dark Currents to him/her.

Dark CurrentsTerms and Conditions of the Raffle:
  1. To make it a fair and truly random pick, each person can only enter ONCE.
  2. The forwarded donation e-receipt must reach The Pixel Project BEFORE 11.59PM EST Friday 21 March. Receipts that reach us after that time will not be entered into the raffle.
  3. It is the winner’s responsibility to ensure that they can attend the Google Hangout including having their own Google+/Gmail account, clearing their own schedule for it, and making sure that they have a good internet connection and a working webcam/mic. If the winner does not show up or cannot show up at the last minute, there will be no replacement prize.
  4. The winner will only be added to the call once the Q&A session has begun and can ask a maximum of 2 questions to be fair to everyone else who will be typing in their questions.
  5. The e-receipts are only tax-exempt in the United States as The Pixel Project is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit.

Additional Information:

 

The Celebrity Male Role Model Campaign: Ending Violence Against Women, One Pixel At A Time

8 MARCH 2014 (WORLDWIDE): The Pixel Project is proud to launch the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign  on International Women’s Day (8 March 2014). This campaign aims to raise US$1 million in aid of the U.S.A.’s National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (www.ncadv.org) and The Pixel Project while highlighting the important role men and boys play in stopping Violence Against Women (VAW). The campaign will launch with a series of live Google Hangouts featuring prominent anti-VAW activists and popular authors.

The Pixel Reveal campaign rallies the global audience to collectively unveil an online million-pixel mystery collage of world-exclusive celebrity male role model portraits by donating US$1 per pixel. Each donation triggers the automatic reveal of the equivalent number of pixels. For example, a $10 donation will trigger the reveal of 10 pixels. As more pixels are revealed, the cover picture will fade out to uncover the portraits underneath it. When a celebrity male role model is revealed, an exclusive anti-VAW public service announcement from him will be launched. The distinguished line-up includes a Nobel Laureate, a two-time Pulitzer Prize Winner and superstar Environmentalist; and their portraits are taken by award-winning international photographer, Jillian Edelstein. Donations start at as little as $10.

Through the Pixel Reveal campaign, The Pixel Project is working to accelerate a major paradigm change that is crucial for efforts to end VAW by highlighting positive male role models to inspire men and boys to join the anti-VAW movement. VAW has always been stereotyped as a ‘women’s issue’. In reality, it is a human rights issue that impacts families and communities. Men may be the majority of perpetrators of VAW, but good, non-violent men far outnumber them and have largely remained silent on the issue. For VAW to end, these men need to be involved in efforts to end the violence. The Pixel Reveal campaign intends to do just that by triggering conversations about VAW worldwide and inspiring men and boys to take action to stop VAW in their communities.

reveal-google-hangouts-2014-slide1To launch the campaign, a special series of live Google Hangouts will be held between 8 – 31 March 2014 to kick-start conversations about VAW and to encourage donations in support of the campaign. Anti-VAW activist speakers taking part include UN Women, The Pixel Project, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the White Ribbon Campaign, Stop Street Harassment, renowned feminist activists and writers Jaclyn Friedman and Soraya Chemaly, a panel of smartphone safety app experts (Circle of 6, PFO tech) and a panel of documentary filmmakers who focus on the issue of VAW (Evan Grae Davis, Lisa F. Jackson). The bestselling and award-winning authors doing readings with Q&A sessions in support of the campaign include Cornelia Funke, Isaac Marion, Jacqueline Carey, and Kelley Armstrong.

Regina Yau, Founder and President of The Pixel Project, said: “Violence against women is one of the most widespread and entrenched human rights violations in the world and The Pixel Project is delighted that our world-famous male role models, fellow activists, allies, and acclaimed authors have stepped up to join us in raising much-needed funds and widespread support for this cause. Violence against women has long been seen as a women’s issue instead of the community and cultural issue that it is, and we hope this campaign will change this by galvanising men and boys to join the cause.”

Rita Smith, Executive Director of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence said: The Pixel Project’s Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign is an amazing and creative idea to help us engage more male allies, share information across the globe to those in need, and connect with activists around the world working to end violence against women. We must join together if we ever hope to reduce these kinds of crimes, and we are thrilled to be partnering with The Pixel Project on this journey.

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For further information, please contact:

Regina Yau – The Pixel Project:

Rita Smith – National Coalition Against Domestic Violence:

About The Pixel Project (www.thepixelproject.net)

Pixel Project ThumbnailThe Pixel Project is a complete virtual, volunteer-led global 501(c)3 non-profit organisation whose mission is to raise awareness, funds and volunteer power for the cause to end violence against women using the power of the internet, social media, new technologies and popular culture/the arts. Their flagship campaign, the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign, aims to raise US$1 million for the U.S.A.’s National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and The Pixel Project by getting a global audience to collectively unveil a million-pixel mystery collage of Celebrity Male Role Models at US$1 per pixel.

 

About the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (www.ncadv.org)

NCADV-logoartThe mission of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is to organise for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence in our lives. The survivor led and survivor focused National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) has worked for more than thirty-five years to end violence against women by raising awareness and educating the public about the effects of domestic abuse. Our work includes developing and sustaining ground-breaking public policy at the national level aimed at ending violence; assisting the 2,000+ urban and rural shelters and programs at the local, state, and regional levels of the nation in the programming they offer to victims seeking safety and assistance; and offering programming that empowers and supports the long-term health and safety of victims of domestic violence. Currently, our constituency encompasses more than 70,000 programs, survivors, advocates, and allied individuals and is growing daily.  Learn more about us at: www.ncadv.org.