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In honor of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the EU Delegation and UN Office in Macedonia will launch a 16-day campaign against gender-based violence.

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One in three women worldwide has experienced physical or sexual violence — mostly by an intimate partner. Whether at home, on the streets or during war, violence against women is a global pandemic that takes place in public and private spaces.

The campaign, dubbed ‘Orange the world: End violence against women and girls’, will run worldwide from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day.

This year, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women invites everybody to organize ‘Orange Events’ between 25 November and 10 December 2015.

In Macedonia, the campaign includes lighting the Skopje Stone Bridge in orange for the next 16 days, making and ‘orange ribbon’ with people dressed in orange as a symbol of support of the campaign, organizing of numerous of debates across the country and many other activities.

The UN Secretary-General’s Campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women has proclaimed the 25th of each month as ‘Orange Da’’, a day to raise awareness and take action against violence against women and girls. As a bright and optimistic colour, orange represents a future free from violence against women and girls, for the UNiTE Campaign. Orange Day calls upon activists, governments and UN partners to mobilize people and highlight issues relevant to preventing and ending violence against women and girls, not only once a year, on 25 November (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women), but every month.