Orange day

Community Development Centers Network " Today for the Future " in collaboration with Polis University and groups of young volunteers, organized the opening day of the Orange campaign, in "Skanderbeg Square" Tirana , on 25 November . Mass activity brought together dozens of citizens who came to give their messages against gender -based violence and violence, and to show the involvement of men in an effort to stop the violence. This time the campaign was done through a combination of art and speech of ordinary citizens. Messages written by every citizen were put in an art installation symbolizing orange day, built by University students and Polis’ architects. Volunteer groups of the community development centers network, with orange shirts and umbrellas scattered messages and information to the citizens. Many citizens had used the orange color in their wardrobe to support this initiative. The event was held in the framework of the national campaign " Violence is not the solution. Make your choice: Be promoter and activist for gender equality " with the support of UNDP and UN Women and the Swedish government funds. Representatives of the UN as UN Coordinator in Tirana and Resident Representative of UNDP, Ms. Zineb Benjelloun - Touimi and representative of UN Women in Albania, Mr. David Saunders joined the citizens and gave their messages in this day, to operate and to raise awareness against violence against women and girls , along with the Minister of Social Welfare and Youth , Mr. Erion Veliaj and many representatives of state institutions. The campaign was widely supported by the Municipality of Tirana.

1 Orange Day – The opening of the 16 days campaign against domestic violence
2 Orange Day in Durres city
3 Orange Day in Puka city
4 Orange Day Starts in Tirana - UNDP Albania - Gender Equality and Gender Based Violence Programme
6 E-NESTING (A midnight Installation for the Orange Day) - Polis University Albania
7 UN WOMEN ALBANIA - Launching of 16 Days of Activism
8 Erion Veliaj – Minister of Social Welfare and Youth
9 Albanian society faces the problem of domestic violence (Deutsche Welle - DW)
10 Violence against women – The campaign starts (Adrianet RTV)
11 Against Domestic Violence (Top Channel)
12 The activities against domestic violence started (ALBEU)
13 Domestic violence, 2800 women violated and 25 victims of domestic violence (ATSH)
14 Tirana, starts the campaign “16 days Against Domestic Violence!” (My story)
15 16 awareness days against domestic violence (ABC News)
16 The campaign against violence against women is launched (Republica Newspaper)
18 Violence against women in Albania (VOA - Voice of America)