Orange your city – join in and set an orange sign! On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the ifs international filmschool would also like to make a statement and participate in the worldwide campaign »Orange your City – say NO to violence against women«, an initiative of ZONTA SAYS NO. Numerous buildings glow orange on this day, surfaces, things or people change into orange – the colour of the United Nations “UN Women” organisation – to draw attention to this grievance and to show solidarity with the victims.
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. It was started by activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and continues to be coordinated each year by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. It is used as an organizing strategy by individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.
In support of this civil society initiative, under the leadership of the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, the United Nations Secretary-General’s UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women campaign (UNiTE campaign) calls for global actions to increase awareness, galvanize advocacy efforts, and share knowledge and innovations.
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