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16 Days of Activism: resources to get involved

How to get involved with the 16 Days of Activism campaign

Orange the world

The colour orange is used to show solidarity with the movement to end violence against women and girls around the world. Over the course of the 16 days (25 November – 10 December), the RCOG will ‘go orange’ to mark the campaign.Orange the world

We invite you and your colleagues, friends and family to ‘orange the world’ in some way, and use the templates below to share your message with the world.

Take a picture and post it to social media using the hashtags #orangetheworld or #16Days.

16 days of activism person holding up sign


RCOG case studies and resources

The below case studies and resources have been written by the RCOG, and are designed to help you facilitate a discussion or workshop around recognising signs of violence against women and taking action.

The RCOG checklist ‘Gender-based violence: How can I help my patients?” is a series of hints and tips brought together from the RCOG International Women’s Day 2015, which focussed on gender-based violence.


Other resources

If you have any queries related to the above resources, please email us at

Elsewhere on the site

Global health strategy
Read the RCOG's global health strategy for 2013–17
Campaigning and opinions
RCOG submissions to third-party briefings and statements on topical issues in the media