16 Days of Activism Against Domestic Abuse Friday Mercury

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Orange The World!


From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of activism against gender-based violence campaign is billed as a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and children around the world.

The UN have dubbed their campaign as Orange the World, encouraging men, women and children to wear orange to visibly show allegiance to the 16 days campaign.

“The price of no change is unacceptable” said Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women as she launched this year’s campaign.

Taking the brief of Orange The World very literally are actress Haylea Hounsum and jazz bass player Llewlyn Chetty who are adding their voices and names to the campaign, standing infront of an iconic image by the late Pastelheart appropriately featuring one of his recurring images: a vulnerable-looking sleeping woman. Hounsum plays the title role in KickstArt’s family Frozen-inspired pantomime Sleeping Beauty, and is the soloist in the annual uMhlanga Carols by Candlelight. Chetty and his band will be performing at the Jazzy Rainbow tonight (25 November) as part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit.

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