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Orange You Happy for This UN Campaign to End Violence Against Women?

Orange You Happy for This UN Campaign to End Violence Against Women?

Whether you knew it or not, the 25th day of every month is Orange Day — a day focused on the United Nation Secretary General's campaign UNiTE To End Violence Against Women.

According to the campaign's website, "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."

While the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is typically recognized on November 25 each year, Orange Day asks for us to draw attention to the issue far more frequently — 12 times more frequently to be exact.

Each month focuses on a new, very important theme. August 2016's theme is to "Promote... inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full employment and decent work for all."

So tell us, will you wear orange today?

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Photo Credit: UN Women Laos/Daniel Hodgson