16 Days of Activism to End Gender-based Violence:
November 25 to December 10
We have gathered on November 25 to 'ORANGE WATERLOO' to raise awareness and SAY NO to violence against women and girls.
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 Thursday November 25, the lights on King St. in uptown Waterloo will be orange from dusk to dawn until December 1. In Cambridge the city hall sign and the pedestrian bridge on Grand Ave will be orange from November 25 until December 2. We suggest that you visit these sites, take a selfie and post it to show your support for saying NO to violence against women. Remember to wear orange.
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 colour of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.