Join the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, from November 25 (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women)
Through December 10 (Human Rights Day)!
The 25th of every month has been designated “Orange Day” by the United Nations Secretary-General’s Campaign UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence Against Women, to raise awareness and take action to end violence against women and girls. As a bright and optimistic color, orange represents a future free from violence against women and girls.
This year’s global campaign theme, “Orange the World: Generation Equality Stands against Rape!” reinforces the UNiTE Campaign’s commitment to a world free from violence for all women and girls around the world, calling on people from all walks of life to learn more and take a stand against the pervasive rape culture that surrounds us.
Rape is rooted in a complex set of patriarchal beliefs, power, and control that continue to create a social environment in which sexual violence is pervasive and normalized. Exact numbers of rape and sexual assaults are notoriously difficult to confirm due to frequent latitude and impunity for perpetrators, stigma towards survivors, and their subsequent silence.
On 25 November, wear orange and “orange” physical spaces including your workplaces, significant monuments in your cities, and communities, online spaces such as the websites etc. Use the hashtags #OrangeTheWorld, #GenerationEquality and #16days to show how you orange the world – how you are taking action!
For more information and action ideas, please click here.