Orange the World: Gleiss Lutz sets a stand on violence against women
As part of the 'Orange the World' campaign, the 16th floor of the Gleiss Lutz offices in Frankfurt's Taunusanlage 11 and the Stuttgart office building lit up in orange, sending a visible signal against violence against women and girls.
“Orange the World" is an initiative by UN Women, the United Nations' women's organisation. From 25 November onwards, buildings in many cities worldwide will be lit up in orange to kick off the campaign over several days. 25 November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, declared by the UN. The campaign aims to educate and raise awareness with regard to an issue that often remains invisible and a taboo.
"In times of crisis, such as during the Corona pandemic, the numbers of violent attacks on women and girls also increase. The UN reports that two out of three women have experienced some form of violence during the pandemic or know a woman who has been a victim of violence. This is why the commitment to address violence against women and raise public awareness is so important," comments Prof. Dr. Michael Arnold, Co-Managing Partner of Gleiss Lutz. "We want to contribute to this and are therefore part of this important campaign again this year," adds Co-Managing Partner Dr Alexander Schwarz.
In Germany, Orange the World has been organised by Zonta, a global association of professional women in positions of responsibility, whose aim is to improve the legal, political, economic and professional situation of women: https://zonta-union.de/node/13965
More information on the UN campaign and its further activities can be found at: In focus: 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence | UN Women.