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BC Place lights up for Orange the World: End Violence against Women now!

November 25th, 2021

The Stadium's Northern Lights to glow in orange on Thursday, November 25

On Thursday, November 25, BC Place will light up in orange as part of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, an annual international campaign that kicks off on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until December 10, Human Rights Day.

It was started by activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and continues to be coordinated each year by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. It is used as an organizing strategy by individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.

In support of this civil society initiative, the United Nations Secretary-General’s UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women campaign (UNiTE campaign) calls for global actions to increase awareness, galvanize advocacy efforts, and share knowledge and innovations.

The global theme for this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is “Orange the world: End violence against women now!”