The End of Violence against Women and Girls Campaign
In 2015, all 193 Member States of the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Through its 17 goals, the 2030 Agenda calls for global action over the next 15 years to address the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social, and environmental.
The Orange Week action aims at raising awareness and taking action to end violence against women and girls. As a bright and optimistic colour, orange represents a future free from violence against women and girls. Orange week calls upon civil society, governments, and UN partners to mobilize people and highlight issues relevant to preventing and ending violence against women and girls.
The Orange Week in Luxembourg
In this context, the Ministry of Equal Chances and the Luxembourg section of Zonta International are organising an “Orange Week”. This Luxembourgish Orange Week will take place from 19 to 26 November 2017 and includes a wide range of events and conferences on the topic of the fight against violence against women and girls. Among the foreseen actions, it has been envisaged illuminating public buildings, monuments and touristic location, with orange colour as a visible symbol of Luxembourg’s engagement in this project.
Oranger le Luxembourg pour lutter contre les violences faites aux femmes – Communiqué de presse publié le 25 septembre 2017 par le ministère de l’Égalité des chances/ la section luxembourgeoise du ZONTA international.
Participation of the ABBL and its Members
So far, the ABBL and the following ABBL Members has joined the initiative:
- Banque et Caisse d’Epargne de l’Etat, Luxembourg (BCEE)
- Banque Internationale à Luxembourg S.A. (BIL)
- ING Luxembourg
- KPMG Luxembourg, Société Coopérative
- PricewaterhouseCoopers, Société coopérative (PwC)
- PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A.
- RBC Investor Services Bank S.A.
One in three women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence – mostly by an intimate partner. Whether at home, on the streets or during war, violence against women is a global pandemic that takes place in public and private spaces. Together we can and must end this pandemic.