16 Days of Activism to End Gender-based Violence
We are turning UPTOWN WATERLOO ORANGE - November 25, 2020, dusk to dawn
UPTOWN WATERLOO to turn orange on November 29
The 16 Days between November 25th (The International Day to End Violence Against Women) and Dec 10th (Human Rights Day) are known as the 16 Days of Activism to End Gender Based Violence. Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today and is a threat to millions of girls and women online and offline. It affects women regardless of their age, background, or level of education.
On Wednesday November 25, the lights on King St. in uptown Waterloo will be orange from dusk until dawn. In Cambridge the orange lights will be on the Cambridge sign in front of City Hall and on the pedestrian bridge on Grand Ave. Turning the lights orange is showing support for women and girls. We ask you to post a selfie of you at the orange signs. Wear orange sometime during the 16 Days of Activism and post a selfie to show your support for saying NO to violence against women.
The colour orange symbolizes a brighter future, free of violence. It also serves as a means of demonstrating your solidarity in eliminating all forms of violence and it is therefore used as the color of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.