Unfortunately, violence against women is still an omnipresent issue in 2023. According to UN Women, one in three women in Germany alone has been the victim of sexualized and/or physical violence in public or private spaces at least once in her life. Every four minutes, a woman in Germany experiences violence from her (ex)partner. It’s no wonder that 58% of women avoid certain places or streets at night, as fear and glances to the rear are a constant companion, especially in dark, deserted places.
We at Donat IT would like to draw the attention of our employees and followers to this important topic and raise awareness of it.
The “Orange the World” campaign will take place from November 25 to December 10. This year, the UN campaign by UN Women is focusing on the topic of “Violence against women and girls in public life – including the digital world.”
It’s not just about beatings, rape and femicide. Especially in public, whistling, intrusive glances, suggestive gestures and sexualized slogans are a form of harassment that fuels fear. This violence takes place on public transport, in schools, at work, on the street and digitally. Especially in the digital world, violence through hate comments, threats of violence, “dick pics” and cyber stalking is on the rise. In the digital world, offenders often have free rein and hardly any consequences to fear. Women of color, LGBTQI+ communities and non-binary or trans people are particularly affected.
Donat IT sets an example. For Orange Day 2023 on November 25 (the international day against violence against women), Donat IT is taking part in the Ingolstadt fundraising campaign of the Soroptimist International (SI) Club Ingolstadt. The aim of this campaign is to raise awareness of the nationwide helpline among Ingolstadt residents. It is part of the global UN campaign. As part of the campaign, INVG buses will be wrapped with the telephone number of the helpline and the logo of the “Orange the World” campaign. The Donat IT logo will also be displayed on an INVG bus for 16 days.
Together we can make a difference. Take a stand against violence against women in your everyday life. You can find more information here: Orange the World 2023 – UN Women Germany