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Orange Da Nang city - Lighten up and Take actions

November 30, 2020 | 08:21

The color orange, representing a bright world without violence against women, is being used to lighten up two icons of Da Nang city, the Dragon bridge and the Han river bridge.

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Orange Da Nang city   Lighten up and Take actions
At the launching ceremony on November 28 at eastern bank of the Dragon Bridge. Source: Un Woman Vietnam

Orange is known worldwide as a color for activities related to ending gender-based violence. It stands for a brighter future, change, and hope for women and children who experienced gender-based violence.

The two bridges are being lighted up in the orange color as part of the National Action Month 2020 on Gender Equality and Violence Prevention and Control and 16 Days of Activism - Ending violence against women and children, with the joint effort of Da Nang Women's Union, Da Nang People's Committee and technical support from UN Women Vietnam.

The Dragon Bridge and the Han river bridge are wearing dazzling orange lights from November 28 to December 15, as Da Nang commits to taking action to end violence against women and children, as well as building a safe city for everyone.

The “16 Days of Activism” against Gender-Based Violence is a global campaign co-executed by non-governmental organizations and the UN Every year, the campaign starts on November 25 on the International Day of the Elimination of Violence against Women and lasts until December 10, World Human Rights Day.

The “16 Days of Activism” campaign is carried out under the guidance of the “UNITE to End Violence against Women campaign,” which was launched in 2008 by then UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. This campaign is a multi-year effort aimed at preventing and eliminating violence against women and girls in all parts of the world, calling on governments, civil society, women’s organizations and the media.

Throughout the campaign, iconic buildings and monuments around the world are lit up in orange to raise awareness of the cause.

On its website, the United Nations says this is the Shadow Pandemic growing amidst the COVID-19 crisis and needs to be a global collective effort to stop it.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, emerging data and reports from those on the front lines, have shown that all types of violence against women and girls, particularly domestic violence, has intensified.

The 16 Days is an opportunity to come together to address injustices and take immediate action to create safe homes, communities, and workplaces for everyone.

Orange Da Nang city   Lighten up and Take actions
The rain on November 28 night couldn't make orange lights less dazzling.
Orange Da Nang city   Lighten up and Take actions
The Dragon bridge lights up in orange in solidarity with activists against gender-based violence.
Orange Da Nang city   Lighten up and Take actions
The Han river bridge turned orange from 28 November to 15 December 2020, as a Da Nang's commitment of taking action to end violence against women and children, as well as building a safe city for everyone.
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