To galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world, the UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign aims to “Orange the world” and has put out a call to all to join the grass roots mobilisation.
During the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, from International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November to Human Rights Day on 10 December, “Orange Events” will take place around the world including Cape Town, South Africa.
In 2015, Table Mountain was bathed in orange lights after sunset on 25 November in response to the call to “Orange the World” during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, just like similar Orange Events in Sweden, Indonesia, Morocco, Denmark, Serbia, Chile and Ecuador where iconic landmarks where also lit.
In 2016, 500 youth gathered together on 10 December 2016, Human Rights Day, for the inaugural Orange the World Interfaith Youth Summit held at the Cape Sun Hotel.
In 2017, 700 youth gathered for the 2nd Orange The World Interfaith Youth Summit was held at the Muizenberg Civic Center on Sunday 26 November. The theme was: Youth Violence in our schools: Uniting voices against sexual harassment & bullying.
The event is organized by a cohort of organizations led by The Center for Non-Violence & Peace Studies in partnership with The United Nations Association of South Africa (UNASA), The Cape Town Interfaith Initiative (CTII), Africa Unite, The Muslim Refugees Association of South Africa (MRASA) and Amnesty International UCT chapter.
For more info see www.orangetheworld.org.za