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Petitioning Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch: Say NO to Violence Against Women as The Pixel Project's 4th Celebrity Male Role Model

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Whether we are women ourselves or if we consider the mothers, sisters, daughters and female friends in our lives, Violence Against Women (VAW) is a global health problem of epidemic proportions that affects us all as more than 1 in 3 women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence, according to the latest report by the World Health Organisation. For far too long, VAW has been stereotyped as “a women’s issue”. It’s time for men and boys to step up because their participation is vital for ending VAW within our families and communities.

This is what compelled The Pixel Project to create the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign – to engage men in taking up their roles in ending the global atrocity of VAW. The campaign features 4 world-famous men who serve as positive role models and are speaking out to prevent and stop VAW, and encouraging other men and boys to do the same.

We are asking you to sign our petition to help us recruit Benedict Cumberbatch as our fourth and final Celebrity Male Role Model for the Pixel Reveal campaign. Mr Cumberbatch will be featured alongside a Nobel Laureate, a Pulitzer Prize Winner and a famous Environmentalist.

All we are requesting from Mr Cumberbatch is 2 hours of his time for our international award-winning photographer Jillian Edelstein to take his portrait and record his public service announcement for the campaign by February 2014. Working along this timeline will enable us to launch the campaign on International Women’s Day (March 8, 2014).

Mr Cumberbatch’s participation will help us raise US$1 million in benefit of the USA’s National Coalition Against Domestic Violence  and The Pixel Project. The campaign will raise the US$1 million through a mystery million-pixel virtual portrait collage of the 4 Celebrity Male Role Models that will be unveiled pixel by pixel as donors worldwide donate US$1 per pixel. As each male role model is revealed, an exclusive anti-VAW public service announcement from him will be launched online.

The Pixel Project will be awarding six US$25,000 grants from our share of the Pixel Reveal proceeds to six anti-VAW charities across the world. We will honour Mr Cumberbatch’s support for stopping VAW by allocating one of the grants to an anti-VAW charity of his choice.

Thank you for your support!

It’s time to stop violence against women. Together.

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Letter to
Benedict Cumberbatch
PETITION LETTER

I am writing to you today in solidarity with The Pixel Project (www.thepixelproject.net) to invite you to join all of us in saying NO to Violence Against Women (VAW) by getting on board their Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign.

In a world where more than 1 in 3 women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence (according to the World Health Organisation), VAW is a global health problem of epidemic proportions that affects us all whether we are women ourselves or have mothers, sisters, daughters and female friends in our lives. Yet it has been stereotyped as a women’s issue despite the fact that the active participation of men and boys is vital for ending VAW within our families and communities.

The Pixel Project created the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign to highlight the role of men in helping end VAW. The campaign will feature 4 famous men who are positive male role models to inspire men and boys to work with their communities for the right of women and girls to live their lives free of violence. You will be joining a distinguished line-up which includes a Nobel Laureate, a Pulitzer Prize Winner and a famous Environmentalist.

Your participation will help raise US$1 million in benefit of the USA’s National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (www.ncadv.org) and The Pixel Project. The campaign will raise the US$1 million through a mystery million-pixel virtual portrait collage of the 4 Celebrity Male Role Models that will be unveiled pixel by pixel as donors worldwide donate US$1 per pixel. As each male role model is revealed, an exclusive anti-VAW public service announcement from him will be launched online.

The Pixel Project will be awarding six US$25,000 grants from their share of the Pixel Reveal proceeds to six anti-VAW charities across the world. Should you join the Pixel Reveal campaign, The Pixel Project will honour your support for stopping VAW by allocating one of the grants to an anti-VAW charity of your choice.

All The Pixel Project needs is 2 hours of your time for their international award-winning photographer, Jillian Edelstein (www.jillianedelstein.co.uk), to take your portrait and record a brief and simple Public Service Announcement from you when you are next in London. They hope to have your portrait completed by February 2014 as the Pixel Reveal campaign is scheduled to launch on International Women's Day 2014 (8 March 2014).

It would be wonderful if you could accept their invitation to help stop the violence suffered by so many women and girls worldwide.

Thank you for your kind attention!