Monday 25th September will be recognised globally as Orange Day. The 25th of every month has been designated as “Orange Day” by the United Nations Secretary-General’s Campaign Unite to End Violence Against Women, to raise awareness and take action to end violence against women and girls.

 As a bright and optimistic colour, orange represents a future free from violence against women and girls.

The Junior Council of the Girl Guides Association of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines will host the inaugural Orange Day Public Speaking on Monday 25th September, 2017 from 4:30 p.m. at the Girl Guides Headquarters.

 The event will seek to advocate an end to violence in every form; specifically violence against women and girls. As such, the Junior Council invites the general public: males and females; boys and girls to wear orange clothing or orange ribbons on Monday 25th September, 2017. The general public is also invited to witness the public speaking.

Girl Guides and Ranger Guides from throughout Saint Vincent and the Grenadines will present on the topic: “Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence are among some of the most serious human rights violations in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Discuss”.

The Coordinator for the event, Ms. Mikella Cadougan highlighted that there are three main objectives that the event will seek to achieve. These include: i) articulating the positions of girls and young women on a serious issue in our communities; ii) advocating an end to violence against women and girls and iii) attracting the attention of key agencies and policymakers throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines and across the globe in addressing the issues.

The Girl Guides Association of St. Vincent and the Grenadines remains committed to providing the opportunity for girls and young women to be involved in their own personal growth in new and exciting ways, and so become citizens capable of contributing meaningfully to the development of their country in a changing world.