"Break the silence. When you witness violence against women and girls, do not sit back. Act." Ban Ki-moon

 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s UNiTE campaign of global collective action aims to raise public awareness of the fact that everyone has a role in preventing and ending violence against women and girls. This year it will run from November 25, International Day for the elimination of violence against women, to December 10, Human Rights Day. This year’s theme is "Protecting Rights and Preserving Childhoods: Working Together to Address Child Marriage.”  The three pillars of UNiTE in Latin America and the Caribbean are:

·      No more impunity

·      No more victims

·      It’s everybody’s responsibility

 As part of this movement, the Foreign Ministry wants to spread the word and invite people to participate and “orange the world” by turning emblematic buildings, streets, workplaces, universities, discos, libraries and parks orange, and by organizing events such as bike rides, concerts, sports tournaments, flash mobs, debates and exhibits where the color orange invites reflection, discussion and actions to end this violence.

 As part of its orange activities, the Foreign Ministry has prepared various activities that it is sharing on its social networks with the hashtag #pintaTUmundodenaranja. JOIN US!