Violence against women has been a menace to the whole world so much that in some parts of the world, women reached the point of perceiving it as a norm. Now is the time for them to see a change.
In July last year the Secretary General for UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign proclaimed every 25th of the month of July as Orange Day. Initiated and led by the UNiTE campaign Global Youth Network, worldwide activities implemented on this day by UN country offices and civil society organizations strive to highlight issues relevant to preventing and ending violence against women and girls. The initiative to deal with violence against women further stretches its arms on not on every 25th of November which is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
This time around the world is in the ‘Say no to violence against women and girls in cyber space’. Turn cyber space orange for Orange day. Change your Facebook profile picture to the UNiTE campaign’s July 25 ribbon image, post pictures of yourself wearing orange, Use & share the photo of the UNiTE Ribbon.
On Thursday July 25, the UNiTE campaign in conjunction with various partners will host a Twitter discussion. The issues will focus on how Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can be used to prevent and end violence against women. Join us. Share information about similar initiatives that you know about. You are also urged to invite others to do the same. Learn about innovative projects. Follow @SayNO_UNiTE and #orangeday on Twitter.
YONECO as an organization has many programs that are aimed at preventing gender based violence in addition to empowering girls and women through the use of several innovative approaches. Thus, we talk of the National free toll Helpline- a tool where people more especially the youth and women access information and assistance on various issues that affect them. So let’s unite in ending Violence that is instigated on girls and women.