25. November 2021
In 2021, the University of Applied Arts Vienna will participate in the "Orange the World" campaign for the first time. Between the "International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women" and the "International Human Rights Day" (25.11 - 10.12.), the University  will therefore shine in orange light at Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz, orange flags will additionally strengthen the visibility of the topic.

Worldwide, every third woman is affected by violence. In Austria, every fifth woman experiences psychological, physical and/or sexual violence after the age of 15. Violence against women is still one of the most widespread human rights violations. COVID-19 has further exacerbated the issue and highlighted that violence against women is a global pandemic that must be stopped.
"Violence against women is frighteningly present. That is why, as an educational and arts institution, we support the 16-day campaign, which aims to help remove the taboo surrounding the issue and make it visible," explains Vice Rector for Research and Diversity Barbara Putz-Plecko, "Angewandte joins the global UN campaign Orange The World with the conviction that there is a need to actively stand up against violence against women, however and wherever it happens."

"Orange The World" takes place annually between 25 November and 10 December. All over the world, buildings shine in orange colour during these 16 days against violence to set a visible sign against violence against women. In Austria, around 200 buildings were part of the campaign in 2020.

This year, we will again join forces to send a strong signal: stop violence against women!

Further information:
If you are affected by violence or know someone to whom this applies, the women's helpline against violence offers free and anonymous counselling:

UN-Campaign Orange The World:

Symposium: Femizide - Mord an Frauen (Murder of Women), 25.11.2021, 13:00 - 19:00 (via zoom)
On the occasion of the sad topicality, the subject of femicides - murder of women will be taken up and examined more closely within the framework of a symposium.

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