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.
Her Excellency Mrs. Hanane Saadi, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco in the Czech Republic for the campaign “Orange the World”.
H.E. Leonora Rueda, Ambassador of Mèxico in the Czech Republic
H. E. Sundus Omar Ali Albayraqdar, Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq in the Czech Republic who designed the motto for the “Orange the world” campaign
H.E. Tanja Strniša, Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia in the Czech Republic
Motto for the “Orange the world” designed by H.E. Ambassador Sundus Albayraqdar.
H.E. Dr. Bettina Kirnbauer, Ambassador of the Republic of Austria in the Czech Republic
H.E. Liliana De Olarte de Torres-Muga, Ambassador of Peru in the Czech Republic
H.E. Ayesha Rekhi, Ambassador of Canada in the Czech Republic
H.E. Ureerat Chareontoh, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand in the Czech Republic