Last month we listened to a presentation about “Orange the World”. A 16 days project of the UN, presented to us by Maartje Baart (student at University of Leiden, International Studies) and Hilde van Werven (Construction engineer & member of Soroptimist International)
As proud participants in the “Orange the World” campaign, a global movement focused on ending violence against women and girls, we would like to share why this campaign is of utmost importance to Eerde and what it means to us.
Understanding Orange the World:
“Orange the World” is an inspiring international campaign initiated by the United Nations, aiming to combat gender-based violence. Annually, from November 25th to December 10th, the campaign illuminates iconic landmarks worldwide in orange, symbolizing a future free from violence. Orange represents a world where women and girls are free from any form of violence.
At Eerde, we view the “Orange the World” campaign as an integral part of our mission to create a safe and supportive environment for all our students. We believe that education goes beyond academics, encompassing the formation of character, values, and a profound sense of responsibility to society. By actively participating in this global campaign, we aim to impart a deep understanding to our students about the importance of gender equality and the eradication of violence against women.
Why It’s Important to Us:
- Educational Impact: We believe in the transformative power of education. By participating in the “Orange the World” campaign, we provide our students with a unique opportunity to engage in conversations about gender equality, consent, and the impact of violence on individuals and communities.
- Global Citizenship: At Eerde, we cherish the concept of global citizenship, where individuals are aware of and engaged in global issues. By participating in “Orange the World,” we encourage our students to think beyond their immediate surroundings and embrace their role as advocates for positive change on a global scale.
- Creating Safe Spaces: Creating safe spaces for all our students is a top priority. Active participation in the campaign sends a powerful message that we are dedicated to fostering an environment where everyone feels safe, respected, and supported.
Et Eerde we are committed to ending gender-based violence, and our active participation in the “Orange the World” campaign is a testament to this commitment. We aim not only to impart knowledge but also to empower our students to become compassionate and responsible global citizens actively contributing to a world without violence against women and girls. Together, we form a community striving for positive change, and we look forward to a future where orange symbolizes hope, respect, and equality.