Orange Day is tomorrow, and UN Women would like you to take action!
The theme for this month is engaging artists. All types of art–music, poetry, drama, and visual– can be utilized to challenge stereotypes and change attitudes. Art is a powerful way to call for an end to violence against women and girls!
Here are some of the things you can do this upcoming Orange Day:
- Host a film screening, art exhibition or musical concert to draw attention to the issue.
- Reach out to national and local artists – painters, actors, photographers, poets, dancers, musicians, actors – and invite them to participate or speak at the event.
- If you are an artist, speak out on the issue of violence against women and girls. Share messages and pictures of yourself wearing orange to raise awareness of the pandemic via social media. Share your messages and creative projects at facebook.com/SayNO.UNiTE and twitter.com/SayNO_UNiTE using the hashtag #OrangeDay.
- Share your effective initiatives which utilize art as a tool for ending violence against women and girls at https://www.facebook.com/SayNO.UNiTE.
You can find a list of sample social media messages by clicking on this PDF file supplied by UN Women. Don’t forget to wear orange tomorrow, and say NO to violence against women and girls.