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         16 days to “Orange the world”


From 25 November, The day of Elimination of Violence Against Women, through 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence aim to raise public awareness and mobilize people everywhere to bring about change. This year, the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign invites you to “Orange the world,” using the colour designated by the UNiTE campaign to symbolize a brighter future without violence.


Orange events are planned in more than 70 countries around the world ahead of and throughout the 16 days. They will include the orange lighting of major landmarks like Niagara Falls (Canada/USA), the European Commission building (Belgium) and the Council of Europe building (France), the archeological ruins at Petra (Jordan), the Presidential Palace in Brasilia (Brazil), and the Palais de Justice (Democratic Republic of the Congo). 


To help us Orange Geelong  for the 16 days from 25th November to 10 December we are asking you to join us to raise awareness  of gender based violence.  Check out our web page for details of our walk on 25th November,   take part in the Clothesline Project and hang  orange T shirts, or a white T shirt with a slogan on your front fence or your letterbox or a tree and put orange streamers on your car.   The City of Greater Geelong will have two areas of the city lit in orange. Can you organise for someone to light up a building or put up a display. The more orange we make Geelong the more conversations we will raise.

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