Orange the World – Victoria Against Violence

From 25 November to 10 December we will be showing our support for an important issue for not only Victorians but the world, by going orange.  

Unite with us and other Victorians and go orange too – wear and display orange during the 16 days of activism.  Become part of a larger global movement that promotes awareness of family and gender violence.

Orange is the colour designated by the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign.  As a bright and optimistic colour, orange represents a future free from violence against women and girls.

In  2018 Milpara plans to place orange ‘put your hand up collars’ around the power poles along sections of Bridge Street, Princes Street, Mine Road and Shellcot Road.

We would love the community to get involved. We  invite you to trace and cut out hand prints from plastic provided at Milpara. These will then be put on display during the 16 days of activism.

Also as part of our 2018 campaign, we plan on having orange flowers on display, including a large hand created with orange flowers.  We feel by ending violence we can really make our community bloom.   We have plastic available for use along with instructions and templates for those who would like to create flowers for this installation.

You can download templates for the flower petals here:
Larger Flower Petal Template
Medium Flower Petal Template
Small Flower Petal Template

And a short video on how to create them:

Milpara has produced a booklet with useful contacts and resources to help educate our community about this important topic, please note it is our 2017 booklet but just as relevant in 2018.    Click to download: MCH Orange the World Booklet

Milpara Community House does not see itself as an authority on Domestic Violence. We see our role as assisting in providing information to our community and importantly, being part of the movement to bring about change, unity and end family and gender violence.

For your convenience we have the links to the posters produced by Victoria Against Violence below. You may like to download and display them at your workplace, club or school:
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Australia has a choice. We can change the story that currently sees a woman murdered every week by a current or former partner. We can choose a future where women and their children live free from violence. 

Some great YouTube Videos  you may like to watch are:

Let’s change the story: Violence against women in Australia

Attitudes to gender equality & violence against Women (VicHealth)

FREE from Violence – Victoria’s Strategy to end Family Violence

Attitudes to gender equality & violence against women

 If you would like any more information, please call Milpara Community House on 56552524 or drop in and visit us at 21 Shellcot Road Korumburra.

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