A new global campaign encourages activists to set the world ablaze…orange
Lifeboats. Hunting vests. Construction markers. Many of the world’s bright orange objects are designed to protect. Safety or blaze, orange sets things apart from their surroundings: it is a signal for caution—keeping people from harm.
No wonder then it has been adopted by a global campaign created to help women and girls stay safe. The campaign, Orange the World: End Violence against Women and Girls is part of the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women and it calls on everyone—UN agencies, civil society partners, the corporate sector and individuals—to turn the world orange between November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and December 10th, Human Rights Day. The time span, known as the “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence” is a time when many around the world show solidarity and hope to make progress against an epidemic of violence driven by gender issues.