According to a UN report, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, the Buriti Palace, which is the government seat of the Federal District of Brasilia, and the Elevador Lacerda located in Salvador de Bahia, will all light up orange on Nov. 25 as a symbol of hope against gender motivated violence.
Brazil started this campaign against gender violence on Nov. 20 and plan to continue for 16 days to commemorate the Black Awareness Day. Nadine Gasman, a representative from UN Women, said that by bringing the color orange to Brazil’s major cities, they hope to provoke debate on the issue of women and girls rights and to encourage and promote ways for communities to combat violence.
This year's theme: 'Let no one be left behind: Put an end to violence against women and girls', echoes the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, said UN Women.
These 16 days of activism will be recognized worldwide as organizers plan marches and concerts to raise awareness for gender related violence that affects one in three women worldwide.