Skip to ContentSkip to Navigation
About us Latest news News News articles

Academy building will turn orange for Orange the World

25 November 2022

On 25 November, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the Academy building will light up orange. This is part of the international Orange the World campaign, the United Nations campaign that is committed to fighting violence against women and girls. The aim of the campaign is to ask everyone to openly support the fight against violence.


The campaign’s theme in 2022 is prevention, and focuses on preventing violence. Especially men and boys who are not perpetrators themselves are asked to support the fight against violence. Women can also be active supporters, and by entering into conversation together the taboo surrounding violence can be broken.

The Academy building is not the only building that will turn orange on 25 November. Other locations throughout the Netherlands will also light up orange to increase the awareness of violence against women. In 2019 and 2021, the Academy building was lit up in orange for Orange the World  as well.

About Orange the World

Around the world, one in three women face violence, and in the Netherlands, this percentage even rises to 45%. This is why 25 November has been declared the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. In over 90 countries around the world, 25 November marks the first of the 16 Days of Action against violence against women, which ends on 10 December, the International Human Rights Day. UN Women, the UN organization for women’s rights, is the worldwide coordinator of this campaign. Groningen is also participating, in collaboration with the Municipality, women’s rights organization Zonta, and women’s NGO Soroptimist International.

Are you a victim or witness of violence, intimidation, or any other kind of  unpleasant incident? You can report this to the contact point. You can also contact the confidential advisor.

Last modified:25 November 2022 5.03 p.m.
View this page in: Nederlands

More news

  • 13 May 2024

    Trapping molecules

    In his laboratory, physicist Steven Hoekstra is building an experimental set-up made of two parts: one that produces barium fluoride molecules, and a second part that traps the molecules and brings them to an almost complete standstill so they can...

  • 29 April 2024

    Tactile sensors

    Every two weeks, UG Makers puts the spotlight on a researcher who has created something tangible, ranging from homemade measuring equipment for academic research to small or larger products that can change our daily lives. That is how UG...

  • 16 April 2024

    UG signs Barcelona Declaration on Open Research Information

    In a significant stride toward advancing responsible research assessment and open science, the University of Groningen has officially signed the Barcelona Declaration on Open Research Information.