Orange the world – it’s the message being spread during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign.

The campaign begins on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and runs until December 10, World Human Rights Day. Orange symbolizes a brighter future, free of violence, and the international campaign aims to eliminate violence that is committed against someone based on their gender, gender expression or perceived gender. This year’s campaign theme is Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect.

The Vancouver Island University Faculty Association (VIUFA) Status of Women Committee is uniting with the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Nanaimo to help spread the message to residents of Vancouver Island. The Vancouver Island University Students’ Union (VIUSU) is also hosting events throughout the campaign to raise awareness.  Read the rest of this news release at the Vancouver Island University website…

Image: Vancouver Island University organizations are raising awareness about gender-based violence during 16 Days of Activism, which includes the Red Dress Project hosted by VIUSU that aims to honour the memory of Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Vancouver Island University Photo