Women’s Rights: One week to paint the world Orange

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Violence against women is a global pandemic which affects up to one in three women, worldwide. This means that out of every three women, on average one of them has suffered some form of physical or psychological abuse, in many cases being translated into shocking and barbaric acts of violence, maiming or even death.

Say No to violence against women, stand up for women’s rights and equality for women and girls, say Yes to equal opportunities in education, in the workplace, in the home and in society. Twenty years after the Beijing Platform for Action, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman and the entire team at United Nations Women have dedicated all their energy in 2014 to a worldwide campaign which, it is hoped, will reach a high on November 25, Orange Day and continue well into 2015.

The color Orange has been chosen by…

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