Nov 25, 2021
Several companies and institutions in Dortmund are lighting up in orange this evening, and IfADo is also taking part. The aim of the “orange your city” campaign is to draw attention to violence against women. The initiator in Dortmund is the Zonta Club. With the colour orange, we say no to violence against women and girls together and thus set a visible sign. “Orange Your City” supports UN Women’s “Orange the World” campaign. It takes place every year on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Luminous sign against violence
On average, every third woman worldwide is a victim of an act of violence, rape or assault. In 2019, according to BKA statistics, 114,903 women in Germany were affected by domestic violence, 117 died as a result. Every victim is one too many.