A picture blogg from the 3rd East Africa Conference on Alcohol. Follow us in how we celebrated Orange Day and fought for gender equality. The whole conference was orange…
Tagged: UN Women
The title of the UN’s campaign for this day is “Say NO – unite to end violence against women”. My question is: what is the next step? It can be easy to say NO. But how easy is it to act accordingly? To wear an orange T-shirt is not enough. It’s a great reminder and a tool to raise awareness that, if we want a change, our wish needs to lead to actions. To be able to do so, it’s important to identify the reasons and the elements that ignite violence. One of the triggers as mentioned above is alcohol use.
The 25th of each month is a UN Secretary General’s campaign to end violence against women. Orange color is used to highlight the day. IOGT International joins this initiative and to contribute with the expertise on relation between alcohol use and gender based violence. Alcohol is seldom a sole explanation for the use of violence, but it’s strikingly often the triggering factor. You will notice that especially for this day each month, IOGT International will dress in orange and bring you information on the topic. Facts, solutions, movies, methods and will encourage you to share your opinions and best practice so we can together end violence against women and girls.