To galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world, the UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign aims to “Orange the world” and has put out a call to all to join the grass roots mobilisation. During the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, from International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November to Human Rights Day on 10 December, “Orange Events” will take place around the world including Cape Town, South Africa.
In response to this call, the Center for Non-violence and Peace Studies, an initiative of Madina Institute, in collaboration with several civic organisations and government partners will be hosting the 3rd annual Orange The World Youth Summit at Rylands High in Cape Town, South Africa on Saturday, 1 December 2018.
In 2016, the Orange The World Youth Summit was held at the Cape Sun and in 2017, at Muizenberg Civic Center drawing approximately 700 youth from across Cape Town. Previous themes included bullying and sexual harassment.
This year, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka launched the UNiTE campaign’s theme for the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence – Orange the World: #HearMeToo.
This year’s theme will amplify the voices of women and girl survivors of violence around the world and support women’s movements to prevent and end violence against women and girls, with a particular focus on the relationship between alcohol and drug abuse and gender based violence.