Trent building turns orange for anti-violence against women campaign

November 24th, 2021

The university’s iconic Trent Building will be lit in orange on Thursday 25 November 2021 as part of the United Nations 16 days of activism against gender-based violence – taking part from 25 November to 10 December 2021.

Trent Building will be joined by a number of organisations across Nottingham lighting up buildings in orange including both the City and County Council Houses, Nottingham Playhouse, Green’s Windmill and Wollaton Park.

The global theme set by the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE campaign is “Orange the World: End violence against women now!”

Despite recent progress, violence continues to plague one billion women worldwide.

Since the pandemic, a new report from UN Women based on data from 13 countries shows that 2 in 3 women reported that they or a woman they know experienced some form of violence and are more likely to face food insecurity.

Only 1 in 10 women said that victims would go to the police for help.

The 16 Days of Activism against violence against women and girls is an international campaign that takes place each year. It commences on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, until 10 December, Human Rights Day.

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