I originally posted a version of this on my work blog.
Today was the first Orange Day.
The UNiTE campaign has proclaimed every 25th of the month as Orange Day, to raise awareness about the issue of violence against women and girls, not only once a year on 25 November (the International Day to End Violence against Women), but every month!
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign aims to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls in all parts of the world.
UNiTE brings together a host of UN agencies and offices to galvanize action across the UN system to prevent and punish violence against women.
Through UNiTE, the UN is joining forces with individuals, civil society and governments to put an end to violence against women in all its forms.
- Wear something orange.
- Use the orange ribbon picture on your blog or Facebook.
- Learn more about Orange Day on Facebook.
- Use the hashtags
#violenceagainstwomen and #orangeday to learn more on Twitter.
- Call the U.S. Congress to pass a bipartisan Violence Against Women Act reauthorization bill, like S.1925, that protects all victims of violence.
- Respond to a questionnaire that will help shape statements to the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women by the PC(USA) and by our ecumenical partners in 2013 on the theme for the year: the elimination andprevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.
- Find other ideas for action on Orange Day.