Sunday 25th November signifies the start of 16 days of action
against gender based violence. This lasts until Human Rights day on
Individuals and organisations around the world will be coming
together to call for the prevention and elimination of violence
against women and girls.
The United Nations Secretary General's UNiTE Campaign calls for
global action to increase awareness, galvonise efforts and share
knowledge to challenge violence against women and girls.
The UNiTE campaign utilises the colour orange to represent a
brighter future, free from violence against women and girls.
We will be lighting the Steve Prescott Bridge in orange from
25th until 29th November and sharing awareness raising messages on
social media and on the roadside message boards.
On the final day of the campaign, 10th December staff from
St Helens Council will be encouraged to wear orange. We
welcome all members of the public to join in and upload your
photographs to social media with #OrangeTheWorld