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Orange the World on 25th of Each Month – Say No to Violence Against Women and Girls

Orange the World –  25th of each month

Club members met on Montpelier Hill in Harrogate on the 25th August to raise awareness about the United Nations’ UNiTE campaign to Stop the abuse of women and girls. The UNiTE campaign has proclaimed 25th of each month  as #OrangeDay.   We certainly were eye-catching in our orange Hi-Viz jackets and clothing

The national picture shines a light on the magnitude of domestic abuse and violence against women and girls. (source IDAS)

  • 1.6 million women are subject to domestic abuse every year in England and Wales.
  • 85,000 women are raped in England and Wales every year whilst prosecution rates fell to under 3%.
  • 100,000 people in the UK are at imminent risk of being murdered or seriously injured as a result of domestic abuse every year.
  • 130,000 children live in households where there is domestic abuse. It is estimated that a third of these are not known to any agencies.
  • There is a significant link between domestic abuse and child abuse and 62% of children living with domestic abuse are directly harmed by the perpetrator.
  • Sixty percent of all femicide is by a person known to the woman or girl. Often a husband, partner, Ex or a family member.

Getting ready for a brew at the Palm Court Cafe

We followed up the photoshoot on the hill with a coffee and chat at  the Palm Court Cafe at the bottom of Montpelier Hill in Harrogate.  People asked  who we were and what we were doing. A fantastic response. So positive to the cause and a great opportunity to talk about what we do. Thank you to the staff at the Palm Court who looked after us so well.

And in Ripon Too

Wearing orange at work

Two of our members in Ripon showed their support by wearing orange to work. Both  volunteer at Saint Michael’s Hospice charity shop.