Between the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25th November) and Human Rights Day (10th December), the international initiative ‘Orange the World’ seeks to promote positive action towards ending gender-based violence. ACWW fully supports this initiative, and in particular the theme ‘Leave no-one behind’.
Violence against women affects communities in every country of the world, and in every generation. The impact is not just the physical and psychological damage done to woman, but also weakening of communities. Gender-based violence retards development of safe, peaceful, healthy and productive nations.
You may have noticed that ACWW have ‘Oranged’ their website and social media channels in support of this campaign, aimed at raising awareness of the issue. Please do share this as widely as possible, and if you are doing so on social media, use the following hashtags: #16days #orangetheworld #weareacww. And don’t forget to ‘orange’ your profile pictures.