The United Nations Wants You To Know Violence Against Women And Girls Is A Huge Problem

#OrangeDay is observed every single month to bring awareness.
Oct 25, 2013
Shaya Tayefe Mohajer is TakePart's News Editor.

Street vendor Cilede Cristina da Silva has seen drugs, violence and prostitution creep into her hometown in northern Brazil. Like many women in quickly developing parts of the world, she sees that an influx of workers and urban development is changing the face of her community—and bringing instability.

In too many corners of the world, violence against women and girls is growing more common, particularly in cities. The problem has become so prevalent that the United Nations has declared the 25th of every month as a day to call for less abuse of women.

That's right—the day calling for a stop to violence against women isn't just one day a year, it's a day every month, and it's known as #OrangeDay. Check out the hashtag for some inspiring content and harsh realities about what women face around the world.

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