#OrangeDay Tweetathon on creating safe spaces for women and girls

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2013

Sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence in public spaces are an everyday occurrence for women and girls around the world. Are public spaces safe for women and girls in your community? How can we make cities safer? What is the Safe Cities Global Initiative? 

@SayNO_UNiTE held a tweetathon on 25 October on behalf of the UN Secretary-General’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women to discuss how to create safer public spaces for women and girls. 

In July last year, the Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign proclaimed every 25th of the month as Orange Day. Initiated and led by the UNiTE campaign Global Youth Network, worldwide activities implemented on this day by UN country offices and civil society organizations strive to highlight issues relevant to preventing and ending 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.

More information about UNiTE’s Orange Day, the Safe Cities Global Initiative and the tweetathon is available at http://owl.li/mlJkg

A storify summary of the tweetathon is embedded below: