What is Orange the World?
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is
marked around the world every year on November 25th and is followed by
16 days of activism; a campaign to end gender-based violence.
Orange the World is led by the United Nations to mark awareness of the
campaign which ends on Human Rights Day December 10th
Buildings and organisations all over the world take part in this campaign
by lighting up their buildings in orange in an act of solidarity for the
campaign and as a public call to action. It is an opportunity to raise
awareness at a local, national and international level about violence
against women and girls.
Globally the UN report that 1 in 3 women are abused.
As we mark the annual 16 days of activism against gender based
violence campaign in 2022 this is an opportunity to show your support
and shine a light on the need for funding, essential services, prevention
and data that shapes better informed responses.
Ending violence against women is everyone’s business.
Please show your support by lighting up your buildings in Orange light.