Ending Violence Against Women

Safe and Empowering Public Spaces with and for Women and Girls

‘Safe and Empowering Public Spaces with and for Women and Girls’ is the focus of this month's Orange Day (25 October), the call to wear orange in support of ending violence against women and girls.

Observed on the 25th of every month, Orange Day was proclaimed by the Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign in 2012 to focus attention on the struggle to end violence against women and girls. Everyone is encouraged to learn more, share information, speak out and wear something Orange in support of the issue.

This month’s information note points to the sexual harassment and other forms of violence that women and girls experience daily, in all types of public spaces, around the world. Few laws or policies exist to protect against or punish these violations. The note identifies some of the global initiatives seeking to highlight the right of women and girls to safe public spaces. Other ways to get involved include:

Raising awareness: Organise discussions on creating safe spaces for women and girls, speak about the issue through your social media and other networks. Share photos of your Orange events on Twitter or Facebook using hashtag #OrangeDay! http://ow.ly/x2QGP via [@SayNO.UNiTE]

Join the conversation on Twitter ( http://ow.ly/x2QGP ) and at the campaign Facebook page:

Other resources :

UNiTE to End Violence against Women: http://owl.li/mlJkg

UN Women Multi-country Office for the Caribbean: http://caribbean.unwomen.org/

SayNoToViolence videos:

Last modified on Monday, 27 October 2014 15:33
Written on Saturday, 25 October 2014 Published in End Violence Against Women Read 1543 times