The UN UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign has called for the 25th of every month to be recognised as “Orange Day” – a day to raise awareness and take action to prevent violence against women and girls. Activists around the world, governments, NGOs and communities have organized Orange Day actions calling for safety from violence at homes, schools, work places and public spaces.
UNiTE is carrying over the themes of Orange Day into the 16 Days of Action, and provides some ideas and information on another way that you can link your own campaign actions in with the broader international campaign.
They want local organisations to help them “Orange the World in 16 Days”:
“This year, 16 Days of Activism is even more special for Say NO – UNiTE as it marks our next step to build our biggest momentum yet, exclusively on social media. We are counting on you to raise a tsunami of actions on the online platforms you like best. You can count on us to amplify them on social media.”
Find out more information about taking part on and off line here.