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Council of Europe turns “orange” to end violence against women

Secretary General Strasbourg 25 November 2015
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Council of Europe turns “orange” to end violence against women

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland and Strasbourg Deputy Mayor, Nawel Rafik-Elmrini, hosted a ceremony today to illuminate the Council of Europe’s Palais de l’Europe building in orange, in support of efforts to stop violence against women. As a bright and optimistic colour, orange was selected by the UN to symbolize a future free from violence against women and girls. Each year on 25 November – the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – everyone is invited to “orange the world.”

This ceremony also called on all 47 Council of Europe member states to sign and ratify the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention)

See also:
25 November - International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women