Orange the World
By Beth O’Connell
On the afternoon of November 25, the International Convocation of UU Women (IWC) is hosting a webinar addressing gender-based violence in collaboration with Seng Kynthei, the Women’s Wing of the Unitarian Union of North East India. This ties into the United Nations marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25. Orange is a hopeful color, symbolic of a brighter future, so wear orange that day and spread the word on your social media. November 25 is also the start of 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, ending on Human Rights Day. Violence against women is often called the shadow pandemic, which has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 crisis.
To participate in the social media campaign, “orange” your social media and follow the online conversation using the hashtags #orangetheworld and #16days, and follow @SayNO_UNiTE and @UN_Women on Twitter.