March 2015 - YOU ARE INVITED TO ORANGE THE WORLD AND MAKE A DENT: END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS
We invite you to come together, join our orange UNiTE movement and in a collective global action say no to violence against women and girls. Join us and make a dent by organizing your own ‘orange activities’ from 25th November to 10 December this year. Raise awareness about the issue and call for action by turning iconic buildings, streets, workplaces, universities, night clubs and parks orange. Get creative and organize orange cycle rides, concerts, sports events, flash mobs, panel discussions and art exhibitions. March through the centre of your town or village and declare it an ‘orange zone’.
Everyone has a role to play in preventing and ending violence against women and girls. Spread the word. Reach out to your partners, from news readers to sports stars, from taxi drivers to restaurant owners, and invite them to participate.
And don’t forget to tell us what you are planning - send us your photos, messages and videos as we want to add your events to an online ‘orange map’ to show how we are oranging the world. For more information or to tell us what you are oranging, please contact Anna Alaszewski at the UNiTE Campaign Global Secretariat. For more information about the UNiTE campaign visit endviolence.un.org
There is one universal truth, applicable to all countries, cultures and communities: violence against women is never acceptable, never excusable, never tolerable.
SECRETARY-GENERAL BAN KI-MOON