In the past, I’ve asked you to wear purple during October (Domestic Violence Awareness Month), teal in April (Sexual Assault Awareness Month) and denim on Denim Day. I hope you’ve got a rainbow of colors in your closet because tomorrow I’m suggesting you wear orange. Why? In 1999, the United Nations’ General Assembly declared November 25th as the International Day for the Awareness of Violence Against Women. Here’s why:
As I’m thinking of all the things in my life to be thankful for, I’m glad I live in the US. While we certainly have problems with gender based violence, the magnitude pales in comparison to other parts of the world. Want to learn more? Take a moment to view this infographic about worldwide violence against women.
Join me tomorrow in raising awareness so we can achieve peace and equality for women worldwide.