The Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign proclaims every 25th of the month as Orange Day! The first in a series of Orange Days will be launched on 25 July, and will be repeated every consecutive month leading up to the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women to be held in March next year.
The objective is to raise awareness about the issue of violence against women and girls, not only once a year on 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women), but every month.
The UNiTE campaign will also launch a new ribbon as symbol for preventing and ending violence against women and girls. With your help, we can make this symbol universal.
What can you do?
1. Wear orange on 25 July;
2. Invite others to wear orange on every 25th of the month, share posts & tweet about it!
3. Use & share the photo of the UNiTE ribbon - the new symbol for ending violence against women and girls;
4. Change your Facebook cover photo to the cover photo of the Say NO - UNiTE Facebook page, promoting the Orange Day and the ribbon.
5. Update your Facebook or Twitter status
Sample Facebook posts:
Sample Twitter posts (hashtag #orangeday):
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