UN Bonn joins global campaign to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (EWAW)
In celebration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the United Nations in Bonn, Deutsche Welle as well as DHL will be illuminated in orange on the eve of 25 November.
The colour orange is symbolic for the elimination of violence against women and girls. Every year, the 16-days campaign “orange the world” starts on 25 November and runs through to Human Rights Day on 10 December. This year’s motto #HearMeToo aims to give victims of gender-based violence a voice.
Violence against women and girls is one of the most prevailing human rights violations worldwide. Gender based violence can take many forms and affects all areas of women and girls´ lives. Raising awareness is not only important in an international context: In Germany, every third day or more a woman is being killed by her boyfriend or ex-boyfriend.