Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7: Youth in Action to #orangeurhood

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.

Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7: Youth in Action to #orangeurhood 

  • Work with youth activists and student groups to organize a concert, party or flash mob to raise awareness of the issue. Use the opportunity to share information about the UNiTE campaign. 

  • Contact local sports teams to hold tournaments or matches dedicated to the UNiTE campaign and kick- off the event with speeches about the issue, and measures to make sports clubs safe spaces for women and girls. Make sure the participants wear orange!
  • Use orange chalk to #orangeurhood in parks and squares, and engage street artists for the cause. 

  • How do you #orangeurhood? Share images showing local engagement of sports teams, student groups 
and street artists through the hashtags #orangeurhood and #16days. 

  • Follow @UN4Youth on Twitter. 

Prayer for the day:
Today we give thanks, O God, for the amazing youth and student groups advocating for justice and an end to violence against women and girls in our communities.  May you continue to raise a generation “doing justice, loving kindness, and walking humbly” with you, Lord. Amen. (Micah 6:8).

prayer by Jamie Yen Tan, intern from Princeton Theological Seminary

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