Youth in Safe City Mississauga’s Cyber Ambassadors project come together in orange to support the United Nations Secretary-General’s Campaign “UNiTE”.
The United Nations Secretary-General’s Campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women has declared the 25th of each month as ‘Orange Day’, a day to raise awareness and take action against violence against women and girls. Safe City Mississauga’s Cyber Ambassadors Project, an initiative to prevent and eliminate cyberviolence against young women and girls in Mississauga, supports this 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,” says the UNiTE website. This campaign recognizes the role youth can play in ending violence against women and girls, and encourages them to use their voices to bring about change.
Cyber Ambassadors plans to challenge cyberviolence against women and girls with a series of strategies to replace violence and cruelty with kindness and understanding. Youth will have many different ways to get involved and play their part in ending violence against women and girls.