Our cafe has orange bunting and balloons up in support of the UN Women Orange the World campaign. We were approached by the Bournemouth Soroptimists to see if we would get behind the Orange the World campaign,
The UNiTE campaign has proclaimed the 25th of each month as “Orange Day”, a day to raise awareness and take action to end violence against women and girls. As a bright and optimistic colour, orange represents a future free from violence against women and girls.
Orange Day calls upon activists, governments, and UN partners to mobilize people and highlight issues relevant to preventing and ending violence against women and girls, not only once a year on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, but every month.
On the 25th day of every month, UNiTE mobilizes people around the world to support the #OrangeDay initiative. It calls on people everywhere to wear the colour orange and take action to end violence against women and girls in communities, at home, in public spaces, in schools and workplaces, during conflict and in times of peace.
We have taken this one step further and will have the bunting up throughout December to show our support for this really important campaign.