As global lockdown measures are in effect to stop the spread of the coronavirus, violence against women grew this year. The UN is asking activist groups to wear the colour orange to raise awareness of the women in vulnerable positions around the world.
“The colour orange symbolizes a brighter future, free of violence. It also serves as a means of demonstrating your solidarity in eliminating all forms of violence,” explains UNESCO. The campaign is currently in the middle of a 16-day stretch and will culminate in a celebration of international human rights day on 10th December.