The United Nations Secretary-General’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence Against Women has declared the 25th of each month #OrangeDay. This month they are calling for all girls to have access to violence-free education.
Are you involved in initiatives to improve the safety of girls at and on the way to and from school? Share them @SayNo_UNiTE. Find out what you can do to make schools safe for girls at http://owl.li/mlJkg
ORANGE DAY ACTIVITIES (25th September)
In support of the upcoming International Day of the Girl Child (11 October), this Orange Day, the UNiTE campaign will highlight ‘Safe Schools for Girls’.
What can you do?
- Reach out to your local schools and encourage teachers to engage with the issue of gender equality in their lessons. Share lesson plans and other resources on gender equality: http://teachunicef.org/explore/topic/gender-equality
- Are you aware of innovative initiatives to ensure that schools are a safe and violence free environment? Share information, photos and films @SayNo_UNiTE.
- Young men: find out what you can do to contribute to efforts to end violence against women. Check out the White Ribbon Campaign’s “10 things men can do to end violence against women”: http://www.whiteribbon.ca/what-you-can-do/
- Find out about UN Women and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts’ upcoming joint programme for young people to stop violence against women and girls, Voices on Violence: http://saynotoviolence.org/sites/default/files/Voices%20against%20Violen…. Interested in running the programme? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.