Thursday, November 26, 2015

Orange your world

Remember the pedestrian Library Bridge that served as the venue for an event I posted about a couple of months ago (here)? A few times a year for a special occasion, it is lit in colour. Yesterday, it shined in orange for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. I had to rush to take a few photos (sadly without a tripod).


In fact, the United Nations has named the period from November 25 to the Human Rights Day on December 10, 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence inviting anyone to join the UNiTE campaign by oranging the world.


Most of us probably have a table lamp of some sort on a windowsill or some other visible place. So chop-chop, go dig out that orange scarf, tablecloth or piece of fabric and wrap it around the lampshade to orange your world and raise awareness of this long overdue cause. There’s still plenty of time to join, more than a fortnight actually. I certainly will, thanks to my mother’s rather extensive fabric stock she earmarked to me. That is most appropriate as she was passionate about gender equality decades before it became even remotely mainstream.



8 comments:

  1. I love your pictures of the bridge turned orange to highlight such a very important issue in our world.

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    1. The designers of the bridge have nicely born colouring in mind: there are 1818 LED lamp units under the railing!

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  2. The bridge looks wonderful all lit up in orange. The cock on our town hall is lit up in purple for a month for pancreatic cancer. I think it is a good idea for everyone to be reminded of these causes in a different way. Sarah x

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    1. I totally agree. The bridge was also lit in tricolour after the recent Paris attacks but I only read about it afterwards.

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  3. Fabulous photos even without the tripod, and I agree a very important cause. I am off to find something orange....just as well I love the colour! B

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    1. In clothing orange would be the worst colour for my skin tone but elsewhere I like it, too.

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  4. Meiltä jopa löytyy oranssinen pöytälamppu (sekä myös keltainen ja valkoinen eli niitä myytiin kolmen settinä) ... ovat Eero Aarnio muovihirvityksiä, mutta onneksi aika pienikokoisia ;)

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    1. Lucky you, nyt voit antaa oranssin loistaa koko kampanjan ajan.

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