The Pixel Project recently interviewed Violence Prevention Avalon East’s Executive Director, Valerie Barter. Valerie (Val) Barter was born and raised in Petty Harbour, NL. Over the past twenty years, Val has worked in the non-profit sector of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Val is a strong feminist, intimate partner violence survivor, and long-time advocate and supporter for abused women and children & IPV survivors of all genders. Val is dedicated to anti-violence organizations and is currently the Executive Director of Violence Prevention Avalon East, supporting all individuals in our province who have experienced violence and/or are looking for support and guidance in violence prevention.
The Pixel Project is a complete volunteer-led global nonprofit organisation whose mission is to raise awareness, funds and volunteer power for the cause to end violence against women through campaigns, initiatives, projects, and programmes at the intersection of social media, new technologies, and popular culture/the Arts.
The Pixel Project is a worldwide coalition of grassroots activists and volunteers who strongly believe that men and women must take a stand together for the right of women and girls to live a life free of gender-based violence. They work to generate conversation by tearing down taboos and creating safe online spaces to generate discussion about VAW among both men and women. They also run virtual campaigns and projects that challenge expectations and inspire activism by getting the global community actively involved with the cause using social media, pop culture and the Arts.