Sixteen Days of Activism against Gender Violence
Orange two iconic bridges in Da Nang city to commit to eliminate violence against women and children
Date: Saturday, November 28, 2020
Author: Hoang Thao
Da Nang City, Viet Nam — Two iconic bridges of Da Nang, the Dragon Bridge and the Han River Bridge, will turn brilliant orange for an hour from the evening of November 28th to December 15th. This is the activity demonstrating Da Nang City's commitment to taking actions in elimination of violence against women and children towards building a safe and friendly Da Nang City for all local people.
Da Nang city oranges its two iconic bridges to show the commitment to end violence against women and children. Photo: UN Women/Ngoc Vo
The activity of “colouring orange” two famous bridges of Da Nang City is part of the program “Orange - Light up and take actions” for a Da Nang City which is safe and free from violence against women and children. The programme is organized by Da Nang City Women's Union (WU) and the City People's Committee with the support of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment (UN Women). The program aims to respond to the “National Month of Action for Gender Equality and Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response” in 2020 and the 16 Days of Activism to end gender-based violence.
Dragon Bridge in Da Nang city will be lighted-up in orange one hour every night from 28 November-15 December 2020. Photo: UN Women/Thao Hoang
The program is held to launch communication activities, contributing to raising awareness for the whole society, creating a pervasive power in the community to join hands in exercising gender equality and in prevention and response to violence against women and children in the city.
Ms. Hoang Thi Thu Huong - Member of the City Party Committee, President of Da Nang Women's Union said: “In recent years, Da Nang Party Committee has promulgated a great variety of guidelines and policies to support, encourage and call upon local people to join hands in prevention and response to violence against women and children. In particular, Directive No. 39-CT/TU dated April 24, 2020 of the Standing Committee of the City Party Committee on “Building a safe Da Nang City free from violence against women and children” is a very important policy to join hands in building a Da Nang free from violence against women and children.”
Han Bridge in Da Nang city is also in orange colour. Photo: UN Women/Ngoc Vo
In his remarks delivered at the program, Mr. Luong Nguyen Minh Triet - Standing Deputy Secretary of Da Nang City Party Committee committed to coordinate with Da Nang Women's Union to soon issue and proactively deploy the Project “Building a safe Da Nang city free from violence against women and children”, towards establishment of a wealthy, beautiful, peaceful, civilized and modern city of Da Nang. Ms. Elisa Fernandez Saenz, Representative of UN Women in Viet Nam revealed that “Orange is the symbolic colour used worldwide for the campaigns and activities pertinent to the elimination of gender-based violence. Orange represents brilliance, innovation and hope for women and children who are survivors of violence. Through this activity, we urge for participation of all citizens, especially men, so that regardless of being at home, at school, at work or in public places, women and children will be safe and respected.”
More than 500 people did a flash mob in Da Nang. Photo: UN Women/Ngoc Vo
The program was attended by Ms. Ha Thi Nga - President of Viet Nam Women's Union; Mr. Luong Nguyen Minh Triet - Standing Deputy Secretary of Da Nang City Party Committee; Mr. Le Trung Chinh – Standing Vice Chairman of Da Nang City People's Committee; representatives of Women's Union leaders of various provinces/cities; representatives of leaders from People's Council, the Vietnam Fatherland Front, departments, sectors, associations and unions of the city; representatives of leaders from People's Committees of districts; staff of WUs at all levels and more than 500 members of Da Nang City WU.