Tuesday, November 25: March to Orange your neighbourhood

Invitation to Orange your neighbourhoodThe United Nations has designated November 25 as the International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women.
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaignlasts from November 25 to December 10, Human Rights Day, chosen to emphasize that violence against women is a violation of human rights. The theme for this year’s campaign set is “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let’s Challenge Militarism and End Gender-Based Violence!” The UNiTE Campaign and UN Women offer suggestions to mark each day of the 16 Days of Activism.

Tuesday, November 25: March to Orange your neighbourhood 

  • Organize a walk with government, civil society and other relevant stakeholders to mark the 16 Days of Activism. Wear orange t-shirts, facepaint and or wigs, and carry orange banners, posters and balloons. Use the opportunity to engage members of your local community and raise awareness of violence against women and girls.
  • Share information about violence against women and girls with your local community and invite them to pledge to support the UNiTE campaign.
  • Turn your profile picture orange for the duration of the 16 Days!
  • Turn your emails orange! Write your emails in orange text, and put the following line on the bottom: Wonder why this email is orange? Because it’s the International Day to End Violence against Women.
  • As we orange New York, #orangeurhood by photoshopping landmarks from your neighbourhood orange, and share them on social media via the hashtags #orangeurhood and #16days. 

Prayer for the day:
We pray for the end of violence against women, that You would restore the rights of women where those have been suspended or impinged, that You would unveil the systems and forces that perpetrate this violence, and that they would be brought to justice according to your will. We pray for women throughout the world, that you would hear their voices and heed the cry of their hearts. We pray for women throughout the globe facing situations of domestic violence; violence in situations of armed conflict such as rape, murder, sexual slavery; against violent practices that are harmful to women and their children; against violence in any other form. Amen.
prayer by Alison Fraser, intern from Princeton Theological Seminary

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