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U.N. Launches Campaign To End Violence Against Women

News outlets report on the launch of the U.N.’s campaign to end gender-based violence, marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which takes place annually on November 25.

Al Jazeera: U.N. calls for end to violence against women
“The U.N. today marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women with a call to end what it calls a ‘global pandemic’ of aggression against women and girls. ‘Orange your Neighborhood’ is the name of the campaign which runs from November 25 to December 10. The 16 days of activism against gender violence encourages individuals around the world to galvanize into action, organizing events and debates on relevant issues. The color orange has been chosen to symbolize a brighter, violence-free future…” (11/25).

U.N. News Centre: #OrangeUrHood campaign kicks off U.N.-led effort to end violence against women
“[Monday night], for the first time ever, both the iconic United Nations Headquarters complex and the Empire State Building in New York [were] bathed in orange light to kick off the ‘Orange YOUR Neighborhood’ campaign ahead of the International Day to End Violence Against Women…” (11/24).