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Orange Wolverhampton is our city's contribution to the United Nations’ annual Orange The World campaign - 16 days of action to end violence against women and girls (VAWG) between 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) and 10 December (UN Human Rights Day).

Individuals and organisations across the city, from faith groups to schools, charities to small private businesses, community organisations to large public sector organisations and sports clubs to major businesses including large retailers are encouraged to "Orange Wolverhampton".

In doing so, you will be helping to raise awareness of gender-based violence – violence primarily, but not exclusively, committed against women and girls – including:

You will also be raising awareness about the help and support that is available to victims – and also, increasingly, for perpetrators – of gender-based violence in Wolverhampton.

We want to make this year's campaign even bigger - and this is your chance to get involved from 25 November to 10 December. To find out more, and to register your or your organisation's interest, please SIGN UP!

Take a look at our resources - a wide range of posters, leaflets, videos, lesson plans, screensavers, social media graphics and more for you to download to help you to Orange Wolverhampton.


2019 Events


2019 Campaign Gallery


Support & help

Anyone worried about or suffering from any domestic violence, female genital mutilation, forced marriage, honour-based violence or sexual violence should call the relevant helpline:

The Haven Wolverhampton 24-hour helpline for women - 08000 194400
Haven Counselling helpline - 08000 308 345 - available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 9am – 2pm
Haven online Live Chat - Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm

St George's Hub support for male victims - 01902 421904

Karma Nirvana helpline for victims of honour violence and forced marriage - 0800 5999 247

Wolverhampton Adults Social Care - 01902 551199

Wolverhampton Children's Social Care - 01902 555392

West Midlands Forced Marriage and Honour-Based Violence Helpline (24 hrs) - 0800 953 9777

National Domestic Violence helpline for women - 0808 2000 247

National Domestic Violence helpline for men - 0808 8010327

NSPCC FGM helpline - 0800 028 3550

In an emergency, always call police - 999

For more detailed local information please visit
wolverhamptonsafeguarding.org.uk


Get involved

There are lots of ways you or your club, society, business, school or community group can get involved:

  • help to make our orange ribbons
  • host an Orange Coffee morning
  • do whatever it is you normally do (play, sing, compete, cook, drink, eat, meet) but give it an orange theme
  • wear orange to work on Friday 6 December
  • call in to our Orange Pop Up Shop in the Wulfrun Centre on Monday 26 and Tuesday 26 November

Your imagination (and health and safety!) is the only limit. Tell us what you'll be doing and what quantities of our printed resources you'll need to help share the key campaign messages.

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Resources

Apps

Apps

Freedom App - Established to save the lives of vulnerable children and young people who are at risk of, or are subjected to violent crimes, Female Genital Mutilation, dishonour-based violence and forced marriages throughout the UK.
Petals App for young people - A web app for young people, both girls and boys living in the UK who want to find out more about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
Petals App for professionals - An online resource explaining the legal responsibilities of professionals dealing with Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

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Consent video

This video is excellent at explaining consent in an accessible, funny and yet impacting way. It really gets people of all ages (adults, young people and children) to think and talk about consent.

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Screensavers

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Posters

Please download the version you would like to display:

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Social Media

Please download the version you would like to display:

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  • Apps

    Apps


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    Consent video


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    Screensavers


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    Posters


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Last year's campaign

More than 100 organisations took part, holding wear orange days, turning their websites and social media channels orange, sharing key messages about the campaign with staff, customers and service users, holding orange cake sales or coffee mornings, lighting their buildings orange, flying orange flags and much more.

Some 17,000 people also showed their support by wearing orange ribbons. View our 2018 galleries for more information.




Organisations and companies that took part

  • This year's aim - 120+

  • 2018 - 113

  • 2017 - 52

  • 2016 - 34

If you haven't already done so, let us know how you will be supporting the 'Orange' Wolverhampton campaign in 2019 with our quick online survey by clicking on the 'SIGN UP' button.

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Last Year's Gallery - See the full album on Flickr


"Violence against women and girls in any of its forms is illegal and totally abhorrent, and the Safeguarding Boards and our partners are committed to working together to identify and support anyone who is the victim of such violence.

“The colour orange symbolises a brighter future and a world free from violence against women and girls, and turning Wolverhampton Orange is an important part of our work to raise awareness of these issues and make sure that people know how to get the help and support they need.

"There are so many ways organisations and individuals can get involved and we're hoping the people of Wolverhampton will show their support for the campaign."

Sally Roberts
Independent Chair of Wolverhampton Safeguarding Together

"Through close partnership working we have made significant progress in addressing violence against women and girls, developing more effective ways of working together and implementing new processes which have further improved the way agencies respond to safeguarding concerns.

"The Orange Wolverhampton campaign is a great way for individuals and organisations to show that they are committed to ending gender-based violence, and highlighting where people can turn to if they are affected by the issue in any way.

“It cannot be over-emphasised that both locally and nationally all organisations and services recognise that there are female and male victims and perpetrators, and that support is available for everyone; women and men, girls and boys.”

John Denley
Director of Public Health, City of Wolverhampton Council

"The Orange Wolverhampton campaign is not just about highlighting the problem of gender-based violence, but also raising victims awareness of the type of help and support that is available.

"Our message is clear; you do not need to suffer in silence. If you or someone you know is a victim of or at risk of gender-based violence, please speak out and get the support you or they need.

"Equally, if you are a perpetrator, in addition to the criminal justice system, there are now a number of programmes available which can help you change your behaviour.”

Andy Beard (Chief Superintendent)
Chair of the Safer Wolverhampton Partnership

"Don’t suffer in silence. For help, advice, and support for anyone suffering domestic or sexual abuse or stalking, or if you’re concerned about forced marriage, honour based violence, or female genital mutilation, please contact the services listed on this website.”

Penny Darlington
Chair of Wolverhampton Domestic Violence Forum

Show your support on social media using the hashtag #orangewolves and by tagging @wvsafeguarding in the conversation.

The Orange Wolverhampton campaign is organised by...

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Wolverhampton Safeguarding Together

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City of Wolverhampton Council

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Wolverhampton Domestic Violence Forum

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Safer Wolverhampton Partnership


and supported by...

Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club

Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club

University of Wolverhampton Students Union

University of Wolverhampton Students Union

B&Q

B&Q

West Midlands Fire Service

West Midlands Fire Service

West Midlands Police Service

West Midlands Police Service

All Saints Action Network

All Saints Action Network

Changing Lives

Changing Lives

Positive Participation Ltd

Positive Participation Ltd

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Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council

Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Wolverhampton Homes

Wolverhampton Homes

Wolverhampton Wanderers Foundation

Wolverhampton Wanderers Foundation

Zebra Access

Zebra Access

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Black Country Partnership Foundation Trust

Black Country Partnership Foundation Trust

Wednesfield High Academy

Aldersley High School

Aldersley High School

Headstart Wolverhampton

Headstart Wolverhampton

Healthwatch Wolverhampton

Healthwatch Wolverhampton

City of Wolverhampton College

City of Wolverhampton College

Jubilee Community Support Centre

Jubilee Community Support Centre

Northwood Park Primary Educational Trust

Northwood Park Primary Educational Trust

Penncare Pharmacy

Penncare Pharmacy

Nuffield Health

Nuffield Health

Paycare

Paycare

Staffordshire & West Midlands Community Rehabilitation Company

Staffordshire & West Midlands Community Rehabilitation Company

Soroptimists International - Wolverhampton

Soroptimists International - Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton Symphony Orchestra

Wolverhampton Symphony Orchestra

Women of Wolverhampton

Women of Wolverhampton

Howling Wolves Choir

Howling Wolves Choir

Bradley Chemist

Bradley Chemist

Newhampton Arts Centre

Newhampton Arts Centre

Citizens Advice Wolverhampton

Citizens Advice Wolverhampton

Richmond Fellowship

Richmond Fellowship

Interfaith Wolverhampton

Interfaith Wolverhampton

Aspiring Futures

Aspiring Futures

Wolverhampton Civic and Historical Society

Wolverhampton Civic and Historical Society

Gatis Community Space

Gatis Community Space

Wolverhampton CCG

Wolverhampton CCG

St. George's House Charity

St. George's House Charity

Wolverhampton Racecourse

Wolverhampton Racecourse

The Haven Wolverhampton

The Haven Wolverhampton

Women Children and Community Health

Women Children and Community Health

Jaikara

Jaikara

Victim Support

Victim Support

St Johns Ambulance

St John's Ambulance

Elias Mattu Foundation

Elias Mattu Foundation