November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and is the start of 16 days of activism across the world. Unesco’s campaign is Orange the World. The last day of activism is December 10th which is Human Rights Day
We asked shops display a single shoe somewhere in thier window for 16 days of activism.
On the first day we put pairs of shoes on the market steps.
The idea was to start a conversation about the issue of domestic violence
The old shoes, which had been destined for the bin, included women’s, men’s and children’s, to illustrate that all can be victims.
‘Local statistics are that one in six men and one in three women will be subject to some form of domestic violence in their lifetimes.’
Other activites to “Orange the World” included raising a flag at Elizabeth College, lighting Beau Sejour orange ,and putting up a banner on the fence as you leave Beau Sejour.