Orange the World Campaign

On November 25, the International Day Against Violence Against Women, Prague based ambassadors marked the start of 16 Days of Activism on Gender Based Violence by sharing their “Orange the World” photos. They noted on social media that the Covid-19 pandemic has had specific impacts on women and girls, including worrying evidence of increased gender based violence. According to UN Women, the pandemic has exacerbated key risk factors for violence against women and gender based violence, such as food shortages, unemployment, economic insecurity and school closures. The ambassadors encouraged others to join them in speaking up and taking action to eliminate gender based violence.