7 July 2012: The Pixel Project, the award-nominated global volunteer-led online nonprofit working to end Violence Against Women (VAW) worldwide, is pleased to announce that registration is now open for anti-VAW nonprofits, anti-VAW activists and community/grassroots groups who wish to hold “Paint It Purple” parties and bake sales as part of the third annual global “Paint It Purple” campaign. Registration will be open from 7 July 2012 – 7 November 2012.
Regina Yau, Founder and President of The Pixel Project, said: “We are mindful of the busy schedules of anti-VAW nonprofits, activists and cupcakeries. So beginning from this year, we will open the registration period in early July, which is approximately 3 months ahead of the campaign launch. This will give anyone getting on board the campaign a head start with getting their parties and bake sales organised.”
“Paint It Purple” parties and bake sales are held by The Pixel Project, VAW nonprofits, and grassroots groups to raise funds for The Pixel Project and participating VAW nonprofits worldwide. Cupcakes sold are decorated with The Pixel Project’s signature purple-and-white ribbon signifying men and women working together to end VAW.
As with previous years, this year’s campaign proper will kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month on 1 October and run until 24 November 2011 which is the eve of International Day of Elimination of VAW and the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence campaign. Registered participants hold their parties and bake sales at any point during the campaign period.
Ms Yau said: “This is a fun, creative and inclusive campaign that anyone can become involved with, and we hope it will continue to galvanise widespread support for action to end gender-based violence which continues to affect millions of women and girls worldwide. We have some exciting new stuff in store for this year’s campaign which we will be sharing with everybody as this year’s campaign gets closer, so stay tuned.“
- To download the registration pack for both official and private Paint It Purple parties, click here.
- To download the registration pack for Paint It Purple bake sales, click here.
About The Pixel Project
The Pixel Project is a volunteer-led nonprofit organisation whose mission is to taking fund-and-awareness raising for the cause to end violence against women into the 21st Century by delivering innovative, powerful viral campaigns across various online and virtual channels including social media. Their first project is to turbo-charge global awareness about VAW using social media while raising US$1 million for the U.S.A.’s National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Malaysia’s Women’s Aid Organisation by getting a global audience to collectively unveil a million-pixel mystery collage of Celebrity Male Role Models at US$1 per pixel.
For further information about the campaign, please contact the “Paint It Purple” team via the contact form: http://paintitpurple.thepixelproject.net/contact/
For further information about The Pixel Project, visit www.thepixelproject.net