NewSex Vol. 16 – Ending of Violence Against Women: Organizations Bringing Change, A Victim’s Story, and Prevention

Welcome to volume 16 of our weekly roundup blog post!

You might find this week’s NewSex a little different, as we’ve decided to dedicate it to International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women taking place 25th November.

Why you might ask? Because Violence against women is a human rights violation, it inhibits progress in areas such as poverty eradication, combating HIV/AIDS, and peace and security, and because prevention is possible. Most importantly, because Pureeros works to strengthen women under any circumstance.

See who is making a difference in women’s lives today, and ways you can prevent any harm that may come your way…

Luminaries, activists and artistes come together to spotlight life-changing interventions on ending the pandemic of violence against women and girl

On 17th November, the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women hosted its fund-raiser alongside UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and UN Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman. Here’s what both compelling influencers have to say about their commitment to this initiative.





(from The Indian Panorama) We know that these vital investments in initiatives to end violence have high returns and have already made a difference to millions of women and girls. But there is More…



British woman ‘gang raped’ in Dubai says “I’m petrified out here alone” after she’s arrested for extra-marital sex

25-year-old Zara- Jayne Moisey told police in the United Emirates she was violently raped by two British men in the city. Instead of being treated as a victim, Zara was arrested and charged with offense, forcing her desperate family to raise funds to pay for her defense. Still think women have a voice?



(from Mirror) United Arab Emirates has previously been criticised for its treatment of rape victims. More…



Capita Conferences announce details of their Ending Violence against Women and Girls Conference – 14th December, Central London

An Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) conference will take place the 14th November where organizations will discuss a new strategy of a cost-effective and multi-agency approach to tackling VAWG. It is important that we share our profound appreciation for people taking action in these initiatives, so that we, too, may know what’s essential for a better future for the lives of these women.


(from 24 Housing) Following the Government’s announcement that an £80 million VAWG Service Transformation Fund will come into effect in 2017 as part of the new strategy, More…

Special Nail Polish Could Prevent Rapes by Detecting Spiked Drinks

This Revolutionary nail polish that can detect date rape drugs receives $5 Million investment in the US to help facilitate its launch in widespread areas. Your nails will not only help you look good, but make you feel safe.


(from Tornos) The date rape nail varnish was originally conceived in 2014 by developers at North Carolina State University who wanted to help protect their female friends while dating and going to bars. More…


To Prevent Rape We Need to Rethink How We Do Sex

“During my 5 years campaigning (against sexual violence) I have come to the conclusion that the most important thing that needs to happen is a shift in our cultural attitudes towards women and sex” Said Alice Irving, victim of rape from the University of Oxford. Irving speaks of the importance of open conversations about sex and consent for prevention.

When a Woman says No, She Means It

(from Huffington Post) Alcohol is a factor in so many instances of sexual violence on campuses. And our hook-up culture normalises sexual practices that are at best high-risk and, at worst, sexual offences. More..


What did you think of Volume 16? Share with us @Pureeros your thoughts on how you will contribute to Ending of Violence Against Women this week, whether it’s by speaking up or giving back!