Orange the World 2023 at Tamworth Castle

Orange the World 2023 at Tamworth Castle


Posted 2023-11-14 by Tony Collinsfollow

Sat 25 Nov 2023

It has stood unchanged over the Staffordshire town of Tamworth for centuries. But now the medieval stone-built Tamworth Castle , which dates back to the 11th century, is to be turned orange as part of a global campaign to protect women from violence. Tamworth Borough Council is encouraging residents to help put a stop to violence against women by pledging their support to this year’s Orange the World campaign, which starts on Saturday 25 November. As part of the local council's support, the castle will be lit-up orange on the 25th.

The UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign will involve 16 days of activism up until 10 December. The colour orange symbolizes a brighter future, free of violence. It also serves as a means of demonstrating solidarity in eliminating all forms of violence. It is therefore used as the colour of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. As a show of solidarity, Tamworth Castle will be illuminated in orange on November 25.

Tamworth Castle will be bathed in an orange glow

Managed by UN Women, UNiTE is a worldwide movement calling people in their communities, organisations and workplaces, to come together, and say ‘no’ to violence against women. Its key focus is on educating and engaging with men on these issues. Although this is a minority of men, this violence impacts on thousands of others every year, in all walks of life and a key message is that all men can make a difference. The global theme of this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, is “UNITE! Invest to prevent violence against women and girls”.

Councillor Paul Turner, leader of Tamworth Borough Council, said: “As men, we need to stand up against violence to women and make a pledge that we will never commit, condone or stay silent about this crime. Orange the World aims to encourage men to stand up against violence to women, to end a culture which accepts violent behaviour towards women, and we would encourage all men in Tamworth to once more join us in this."

How the 11th century castle normally looks

He added: “Tamworth Castle will be lit-up orange on 25 November in support of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – Orange the World. Join the global movement with the #noexcuse campaign to help prevent violence against women and girls.”
More information on Orange the World can be found here:

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