Happy #OrangeDay! 25/8 = day to wear orange + speak out + take action to end violence against women and girls

Happy #OrangeDay! It’s 25 August, a day to wear orange, speak out and take action to end violence against women and girls (http://saynotoviolence.us1.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=3d29e44d120dbaa8d14163032&id=beb9a526a6&e=acdd073afc)

The UNiTE Campaign team is getting ready for the annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, which runs from 25 November to 10 December, and brings together people from all walks of life, to raise awareness and take action.

The UNiTE theme for action for the 16 Days of Activism Campaign is “Orange the World: End Violence against Women.” No country in the world has eliminated violence against women and girls – a fact that continues to stall progress in all other areas of development. This year, UNiTE is calling upon governments, UN agencies, civil society organizations and individuals to come together and step up efforts to prevent and end violence against women and girls.

Let’s make our world orange, not for a day, but every day, for the 16 Days of Activism.

Engage your government and demand action! Use the colour orange for marathons, marches, flash mobs, bicycle rides and more. Invite your government and local authorities to orange iconic buildings for the duration of the 16 Days of Activism Campaign. Orange your websites and social media accounts and ask celebrities and influencers to wear orange and speak out on the issue. Build partnerships with local businesses and take the campaign to the streets, night clubs, sports clubs and markets, where it may not reach usually. For more ideas, check out our toolkit: http://ow.ly/RcYQA

UN Women is looking forward to oranging the world with you. Don’t forget to share your ideas and actions with them! Send them to the UNiTE Campaign Coordinator, Anna Alaszewski at anna.alaszewski@unwomen.org.