‘From November 25th– the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women- to December 10th, Human Rights Day, the United Nations UNITE Campaign: 16 Days of Activism to end Gender-based Violence is the time to galvanise action to end violence against women & girls.
Blairgowrie Soroptimist, Jean Campbell, was keen to raise awareness about the issues and involve the local community, noting that orange is the colour chosen by the United Nations as a bright and optimistic colour to represent the campaign. Jean involved friends, family, local councillor Caroline Shiers and her daughter to attach orange ribbons & posters on the railings around the Wellmeadow (centre of Blairgowrie) and she asked shops to add an orange item / theme to their window displays along with posters & balloons for the 16 Days.
Many shop owners & staff were keen to be involved. This is the first time Jean has done this in Blairgowrie.
Well done Jean, as your work has led to many conversations about all of the different forms of violence against women & girls and hopefully ‘orange’ Blairgowrie again next year!’