Call to Action – Join the 16 Days of Activism Campaign from 25th November to 10th December

The ‘Orange the World’ logo was created by UN Women to symbolize a brighter future free from violence for all women and girls. Each year, UN Women and its UN partners use it during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, from  25 November to 10 December, in the context of the UN Secretary General’s UNiTE to end Violence against Women Campaign.

The 16 Days campaign commences on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and ends on 10 December, Human Rights Day.

Violence against Women and Girls remains the most widespread and pervasive human rights violation worldwide affecting more than an estimated 1 in 3 women, a figure that has remained largely unchanged over the last decade. The most recent global estimates show that, on average, more than 5 women or girls are killed every hour by someone in their own family.

Gender-based violence also includes violence directed at persons which is motivated by how they choose to identify sexually.

The colour orange continues to be a UN tool unifying all activities to bring global attention to the ‘Orange the World’ initiative. However, in light of the energy crisis, this year we are not calling upon partners to illuminate buildings and landmarks in orange or to do so for a limited period on 25 November. We invite partners to consider different ways of painting the world orange including through decorating buildings, wearing the colour orange and oranging digital spaces throughout the 16 days.

More info:

Lots of social media content:

Monaghan Joint Policing Committee is asking you to show your support for those who have suffered violence because of their gender in our community, and to send a strong message to those who carry out this abuse that it has no place in our society. That there is NO EXCUSE for it.

A simple way you can show your support for the campaign for the 16 days is to Orange your social media profiles on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn by downloading the #NoExcuse cover image and changing your banner.  You can get the banners for Twitter, FB and LinkedIn here:

You can also:
-Add an orange heart 🧡 next to your name
-Add the hashtags #NoExcuse #OrangeTheWorld and #16Days in your bio.

-Use the logos below – originals available at the links provided above: