Friday, November 29, 2013

Orange the World in 16 Days!

From the UN Women site:
16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence is an international campaign that began in 1991. From 25 November, the International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, International Human Rights Day, the campaign calls on individuals and groups around the world to act to end all forms of violence against women and girls.

Orange the World in 16 Days!

The UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign has proclaimed 25th of every month as “Orange Day” – a day to take action to raise awareness and prevent violence against women and girls. Activists from around the world, governments and UN partners have organized Orange Day actions calling for safety from violence at homes, schools, work places and public spaces.
From 25 November to 10 December, we want your help to make these actions bigger, bolder, and global. We want to 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.


Kigali march
Raise awareness about violence against women and girls. Engage your community, local or national government, members of law enforcement or judiciary, young people and the media. Did you know that governments of 60 countries have announced national commitments to end violence against women and girls? Is your government among them, and have the commitments translated into action? What needs to be done to stop violence against women and girls in your community? Here are some event ideas from us. Share your actions with us by posting images and messages on our Facebook wall and your Twitter using the hashtag #orangeurworld.
  • Organize a panel event in your university, or a talk show with your broadcaster or community radio station.
  • Orange your streets with a flash mob, or walk against violence! Wear orange and carry posters and banners to mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence.
  • Organize an Orange Concert with your local musicians and encourage them to promote messages to end violence against women and girls through their music. Invite local women’s organizations to speak about the issue and distribute information about existing laws and services.
  • Organize a film screening or host a “Orange the World” party at your home! Check UN Women’s video libraryor Say NO – UNiTE YouTube channel for films.


Viet Nam program


Mexico Youth Conference
  • Share your stories and messages on Twitter on how you #orangeurworld during the 16 Days of Activism!
  • Wear orange, take a picture of yourself and share with us why you are taking a stand by tweeting #Iwearorange because… #orangeurworld
  • Join UN Women's #AskPhumzile Twitter chat with Executive Director @phumzileunwomen (date tbd)
  • Tweetup with @SayNO_UNiTE and our friends at the end of the 16 Days of Activism on 10 December! (Details coming soon)

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