Peace Palace in The Hague illuminated Orange

Published: Oct 24 2015

The Peace Palace in The Hague is lit orange for Orange Day on October 25th.The United Nations Secretary-General’s Campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women has proclaimed the 25th of each month as ‘Orange Day’, a day to raise awareness and take action against violence against women and girls.

The orange-lit Peace Palace is also the prelude to the 3rd World Conference of Women's Shelters, held 3-6 November in The Hague. 1,000 participants from over 100 countries unite to join forces to stop violence against women and girls.

In her video message, the Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka highlights the 3rd World Conference of Women’s Shelters as an important forum for advancing the issue of responding to violence against women and girls. She welcomes the lighting of the Peace Palace in orange in drawing vital attention to this issue.

Link to Video of orange Peace Palace

3rd World Conference on Women's Shelters
Worldwide one in three women faces violence in her lifetime. At the 3rd World Conference of Women's Shelters speeches of key note speakers such as Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, Crown-Princess Mary of Denmark and dr. Mukwege will be backed-up by care workers and victims from all over the globe, who'll share their experiences. Emma Murphy is one of those survivors. Her emotional call on women to stand up against domestic violence went viral with over 9 million views on Facebook in one week.

The Peace Palace is lit orange on request of the Global Network of Women's Shelters and supported by the ministry of Foreign Affairs, the City of The Hague, Philips and the Peace Palace. 

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