Take action to Orange your day
The UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign, managed by UN Women, has proclaimed every 25th of the month as “Orange Day” – a day to take action to raise awareness and prevent violence against women and girls.
Initiated and led by the UNiTE campaign Global Youth Network, Orange Day calls upon activists, governments and UN partners to mobilize people and 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.
The year 2015 marks the 20-year anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the most progressive road map to gender equality. World leaders met in March at the United Nations 59th Commission on the Status of Women and in September at the 70th General Assembly to take stock of the progress made and commit to take action to close the gaps that are holding women and girls back. This year a new Sustainable Development agenda, which for the first time includes specific targets and indicators on ending violence against women, also replaced the Millennium Development Goals.
2015 Orange Day themes
November – Orange the world: End violence against women and girls
October – Ensuring access to services for survivors of violence against women and girls
September – The new global development agenda: what's next for efforts to end violence against women and girls?
August – Get ready to orange the world
July – Orange our Future: Engaging youth to prevent and end violence against women and girls ; Call to Action
June – Where is the money for initiatives to end violence against women and girls?
May – Using technology to end violence against women and girls
April – ‘HeForShes’ say No to violence against women and girls
March – Launch of UNiTE campaign Call for Action for the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence
February – Twenty-year review of the Beijing Platform for Action: how far have we come in efforts to end violence against women and girls?