Old Fortress to be lit up in orange on the initiative of Corfu Soroptimists
CORFU. 16-day global campaign for the elimination of violence against women.
The cross above the Old Fortress will be lit up in orange in an initiative from Corfu Soroptimists and following the immediate response and approval of the Corfu Antiquities Inspectorate Director Mrs. Diamanto Rigakou, whom we would like to thank.
This is the 4th year that this initiative is taking place and it is part of the 16 days of activism campaign of the Soroptimist International movement. It begins on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Orange the world and let us unite our voices in a loud and clear message:
Zero Tolerance for Violence Against Women
The 16-day global campaign for the Elimination of Violence against Women will begin on 25 November – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – and end on 10 December – International Human Rights Day. The United Nations General Assembly has designated November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, in order to take actions aimed at eliminating violence against women.
Violence exists in all societies and cultures. Thus, it is not a private matter but rather a serious social problem that must be addressed. And that is why we must all fight it by raising awareness and by encouraging the victims to speak out publicly and to make them understand that there are care and rehabilitation institutions and facilities where they can go to.
The Corfu Soroptimists are actively participating in the 16-day campaign aimed at informing the local community about the elimination of violence against women – a sad reality of abuse, sexual harassment, rape and femicide.
Fortunately, however, in response to the complaints in the sports industry and the theatrical world, the victims have begun to speak out.
“Why now? Why then and not sooner?” many are asking.
But they forget that most of the times the victims are the ones being blamed. They forget or do not understand that it is not the one that has been abused who is to blame, but the abuser. And that it takes a long time, after the physical and psychological violence, to be able to speak up and talk about what they have been through.