We are happy to announce that Orange Day is our first solidarity action as a newly minted member of the Network of Non Governmental Organisations of Trinidad and Tobago for the Advancement of Women.
Below is WOMATRA's Co-Drector Amanda McIntyre
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. As a bright and optimistic colour, orange represents a future free from violence against women and girls, for the UNiTE Campaign. Orange Day calls upon activists, governments and UN partners to mobilize people and highlight issues relevant to preventing and ending violence against women and girls, not only once a year, on 25 November (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women), but every month.
The 'Fearless' Hazel Brown; a founding member and director of the Network of NGO's of Trinidad and Tobago for the Advancement of Women, and PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar.
Pictures taken from Danielle Salloum's collection.