The U.S. Embassy is lighting its Chief of Mission Residence in orange until 10 December as part of Luxembourg’s “Orange Week” to raise awareness on the global issue of violence against women and girls.
Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Mr. Casey Mace said:
“Preventing and responding to all forms of gender-based violence is a cornerstone of the U.S. government’s commitment to promoting democracy, advancing human rights, and furthering gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, in all their diversity. By lighting the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence in orange, we join in solidarity to mark Orange Week and support the public call by the National Women’s Council of Luxembourg or Conseil National Des Femmes du Luxembourg (CNFL) to help raise awareness on this global issue.”
About Orange Week and U.S. government commitment to ending GBV:
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (IDEVAW) has been annually recognized on November 25 since the adoption of UN General Assembly Resolution 54/134 in December 1999. IDEVAW marks the official start of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and ends on December 10, Human Rights Day. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the 16 Days of Activism campaign. The 2021 campaign is themed “Orange the world: End violence against women now!”
The “Orange Week” in Luxembourg is led by the Conseil National des Femmes du Luxembourg and runs from 25 November to 10 December 2021 under #lëtzsaynotoviolence.
In its commitment to ending all forms of gender-based violence (GBV), the U.S. government is prioritizing the elimination of GBV under the recently released National Gender Equity and Equality Strategy, is updating the U.S. Strategy to Prevent and Respond to GBV Globally and is developing the first-ever domestic U.S. National Action Plan to End GBV.
For more information please contact the Public Affairs section at the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg at +352 46 01 23 21 or LuxembourgPublicAffairs@state.gov