Wednesday, 26 November 2014

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Orange Day to End Violence against Women and Girls

orangedayThe Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign proclaims every 25th of the month as Orange Day! The first in a series of Orange Days will be launched on 25 July, and will be repeated every consecutive month leading up to the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women to be held in March next year.

The objective is to raise awareness about the issue of 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 UNiTE campaign will also launch a new ribbon as symbol for preventing and ending violence against women and girls. With your help, we can make this symbol universal.

What can you do?

1. Wear orange on 25 July;
2. Invite others to wear orange on every 25th of the month, share posts & tweet about it!
3. Use & share the photo of the UNiTE ribbon - the new symbol for ending violence against women and girls;
4. Change your Facebook cover photo to the cover photo of the Say NO - UNiTE Facebook page, promoting the Orange Day and the ribbon.
5. Update your Facebook or Twitter status

Sample Facebook posts:

  • Wondering what to wear? Wear orange on Wednesday, 25 July & say NO to violence against women & girls!
  • We are proclaiming every 25th of the month as Orange Day! Wear orange to take a stand on ending violence against women & girls, and encourage all your friends to do the same!
  • Let's make this ribbon the global symbol on ending violence against women & girls! Put it on your Facebook page and share it with your friends. And don’t forget: the 25th of each month is Orange Day. Wear orange & say NO to violence against women & girls! [note: attach picture with ribbon to post]

Sample Twitter posts (hashtag #orangeday):

  • We are proclaiming every 25th of the month as #orangeday - wear orange to say NO to #violenceagainstwomen & girls! via @SayNO_UNiTE
  • Want to take a stand to make ending #violenceagainstwomen & girls a priority worldwide? Wear orange on the 25th! #orangeday via @SayNO_UNiTE
  • Wondering what to wear? Wear orange on Wed.25 July & say NO to #violenceagainstwomen & girls! #orangeday via @SayNO_UNiTE
  • Wed.25 July is #orangeday!Get ur orange shirt out of the closet &take a stand on ending #violenceagainstwomen & girls! via @SayNO_UNiTE
  • Let's make this ribbon the global symbol on ending #violenceagainstwomen & girls! #orangeday via @SayNO_UNiTE [note: attach picture with ribbon to tweet]


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