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Orange Days and 16 Days of Activism against gender based violence


Here are some stark figures: 

More than 1 in 3 women experience gender-based violence during their lifetime. 

More than 5 women or girls are killed every hour by someone in their own family.

Less than 40 per cent of women who experience violence seek help of any sort.  

On the 25th day of every month, we remember women and girls who have been victims of violence and abuse. Sometimes there is a specific theme to the month such as financial abuse, spiking drinks or elder abuse. The important thing is to draw attention to these issues with family, friends and the general public. We will often wear orange badges and orange clothing to signify this. The badges have the motto: Say No to Violence against Women and Girls. 

The 16 Days of Activism begin on 25 November with International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. All the days in between have specific themes. We promote each day on social media. You can read how we marked the 16  Days in one particular year here: 16 Days of Activism: The Results!