The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on Saturday, November 25 raises public awareness of violence against women across the world.

Here at Neighbourhood Watch we’re working with Crimestoppers to complete a comprehensive survey on domestic violence across our membership network to identify how we can help address this issue in England and Wales.

We’ll be issuing more information on that in the coming weeks but in the meantime click here to find out more about International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women which has been observed on November 25 each year since 2000.

UNiTE leads the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign, which aims to raise public awareness and mobilize people everywhere to bring about change.

Those 16 days go from 25th November to 10th December, which is Human Rights Day.

The theme of the campaign for 2017 is “Leave no one behind: end violence against women and girls.”

This theme reinforces the UNiTE Campaign’s commitment to a world free from violence for all women and girls around the world, while reaching the most underserved and marginalized, including refugees, migrants, minorities, indigenous peoples, and populations affected by conflict and natural disasters, amongst others, first.

As in previous years, the UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign invites you to “Orange the world,” using the colour designated by the UNiTE campaign to symbolize a brighter future without violence.

Landmarks across the world – including the Empire State building in New York will be lit in orange to highlight the day.