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Summary: Tweeps fight violence against women

- Compiled by Evangeline Elsa Jose, Community Solutions Editor

Tomorrow is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. But according to the United Nations, this cause needs to be fought against not on just one day but constantly and every month. United Nations Secretary-General's Campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women has proclaimed the 25th of each month as 'Orange Day', to raise awareness and take action against violence against women and girls. This Orange Day, the UNiTE campaign is calling on partners all over the world to start planning and preparing together with their respective communities to Orange the World' for the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence from 25 November to Human Rights Day on 10 December.

#OrangeDay - The UNiTE organisation through its official Twitter account @SayNO_UNiTE called upon activists, governments and UN partners to mobilize people and highlight issues relevant to preventing and ending violence against women and girls.

@SayNO_UNiTE: "Of 4.5mil survivors of sexual exploitation, 98% are women."

@intersect_anu: "From our poster-making session for this week's #OrangeDay in #Antigua #StopStreetHarassment @SayNO_UNiTE"

@thammycsh: "Getting ready for 16 days Activism! @wagggs_world @SayNO_UNiTE @unwomenasia @UN_Women #Orangeday #orangetheworld"

@unwomenasia: "Tuk-tuk drivers in #Cambodia wear orange to say NO to violence against women. #OrangeDay"

@rineetanaik: "One of @unwomenindia's iconic photos #OrangeDay"

@UN_Women: "'Violence against women is not inevitable'- @phumzileunwomen #16days #orangetheworld"

@Amirah_UK: "Domestic violence is the third leading cause of homelessness among women as well. #orangetheworld"

@tadwein: "#orangetheworld in Egypt."

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Publication:Gulf News (United Arab Emirates)
Date:Nov 23, 2015
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