CITY WILL LIGHT MAIN STREET BRIDGE IN ORANGE ON WEDNESDAY
WELLAND – Please join members of CFUW (Canadian Federation Of University Women) – Welland and District, wearing orange on Wednesday, November 25 at 5pm on the east side of the Main Street bridge to safely acknowledge the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism.
CFUW National along with local clubs including Welland and District are again supporting the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, continuing until December 10.
The campaign was started at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991, as a strategy to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.
The UN Secretary-General’s ‘UNITE by 2030 to End Violence against Women’ campaign is marking the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence under the global theme, “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!”
In support, the City of Welland will light the Main Street bridge on Wednesday in orange.
(Source: CFUW release)