Orange the World: International Day to End Violence Against Women Activities

Event Date(s): 25/11/2015 - 26/11/2015

Location: Online and at the Student Activities Centre (SAC), UWI St. Augustine Campus

In honour of the International Day to End Violence Against Women taking place November 25 The UWI Student Guild, Canada Hall and the Health Service Unit (HSU) Ambassadors of Student Healthcare are hosting two events:

November 25 | All Day | Orange Cyber Space – Staff and students are invited to #orangetheworld by joining in a discussion about the challenges and solutions to end violence against women and girls on The UWI Student Guild Facebook Page.

November 26 | 2.30pm | Campus Orange Zone – A space outside of the Student Activities Centre (SAC) will be decorated in orange to raise awareness for the Day. Participants are asked to wear orange and join in on a walk to spread the message throughout campus, starting in front the HSU Office.

Remember the key messages from the United Nations concerning ending Gender-Based Violence against Women and Girls:

  • Violence against women is a human rights violation
  • Violence against women is a consequence of discrimination against women, in law and also in practice, and of persisting inequalities between men and women
  • Violence against women impacts on, and impedes, progress in many areas, including poverty eradication, combating HIV/AIDS, and peace and security
  • Violence against women and girls is not inevitable. Prevention is possible and essential
  • Violence against women continues to be a global pandemic

For more information on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, please visit the United Nation’s page: http://www.un.org/en/events/endviolenceday/.


Open to: | General Public | Staff | Student | Alumni |


  • UWI Student Guild

  • Faculty/Department

    Health Services 

  • Tel.: guildchallchair@sta.uwi.edu
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