„Orange Your City – Orange the World”
No. 61.2 - 25.11.2022
Sending a clear signal together to end violence against women
To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November, the „Orange Your City“ campaign has taken place every year since 2016. By illuminating public buildings and landmarks in orange, a clear signal is sent against violence against women. The University of Göttingen joins the campaign for the first time in 2022 and, today, the University’s Aula building on Wilhelmsplatz will fly orange flags. The University supports the campaign and the flags signal its support of the campaign to end violence against women and girls.
In Germany, one in every three woman is affected by physical and/or sexual violence at least once in their life, and almost every third day, a woman is killed because of her gender. Violence against women is still one of the most widespread human rights violations.
The „Orange Your City“ campaign was launched by UN Women and is supported by ZONTA – a worldwide network of women. The Zonta Club Göttingen is organising a vigil at Wilhelmsplatz this afternoon and other action involving lights or flags. A list of other events in Göttingen can be found here (in German).