To raise awareness of violence against women and girls, the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign has proclaimed every 25th of the month as Orange Day.
The first in a series of Orange Days will be launched on 25 July, and will be repeated every consecutive month leading up to the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women to be held in March next year.
The UNiTE campaign will also launch a new ribbon as symbol for preventing and ending violence against women and girls. With your help, we can make this symbol universal.
What can you do?
1. Wear orange on 25 July.
2. Invite others to wear orange on every 25th of the month, share posts & tweet about it.
3. Use & share the photo of the UNiTE ribbon – the new symbol for ending violence against women and girls.
4. Change your Facebook cover photo to the cover photo of the SayNO – UNiTE to End Violence Against Women Facebook page, promoting the Orange Day and the ribbon.
5. Join and invite your friends to join the Orange Day Facebook event.
UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign, launched in 2008 by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, is a multi-year effort aimed at preventing and eliminating violence against women and girls around the world.