The UN General Secretary proclaimed the 25 of each month as “Orange Day” to raise awareness and take action to end 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 the 25th of November (The international day for the elimination of violence against women, which is also the start day of the 16 days of activism against women and children in South Africa). The Lady of Peace Community Foundation as a member of the UNWOMEN Generation Equality
Forum action coalition on gender-based violence acknowledges 16 Actors against violence on women and children with an award ceremony on the 21st of December 2022.
Using 16 Actors against the violence of women and girls to stand against violence, UNWOMEN and Lady of Peace Community Foundation will award activists who pride themselves in raising the bar against violence on women and children, advocating against bystanders. This adheres to the principles of the UNiTE campaign to honour women's movements and highlight survivor-centred movements which provide preventative or responsive support to marginalized groups of women and girls in areas of high violence.
The Objective of the social media messaging is to advocate and advertise the global campaign #OrangeTheWorld through the colour schema and use of the hashtags set by the UN Secretary-General alongside the 16 Actors against violence against women and girls campaign.
“Take Action, Raise the Bar”