Join us and play your part in helping to end gender-based violence.
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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, including faith groups, sports clubs, schools, community organisations, charities, businesses of all sizes, and large public sector organisations are encouraged to "Orange Wolverhampton".
You can support the campaign as an individual, or along with others from any community group, business or organisation,– just visit our ‘Get Involved’ section for some ideas!
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 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.
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.
Domestic Abuse Helpline: (24/7) 08000 194 400
WhatsApp Helpline: (Mon-Fri | 9.00am – 5.00pm) 07719 558 183
Live Chat: (Mon-Fri | 9.00am – 5.00pm) havenrefuge.org.uk
St George's Hub
Support for male victims: 01902 421904
Black Country Women’s Aid Stalking and Harassment Service
0121 553 0090 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)
Wolverhampton Adults Social Care
Wolverhampton Children's Social Care
West Midlands Forced Marriage and Honour-Based Violence Helpline (24 hrs)
0800 953 9777
Wolverhampton Safeguarding Together
Detailed local information wolverhamptonsafeguarding.org.uk
Helpline for victims of honour violence and forced marriage: 0800 5999 247
National Domestic Violence helpline for women
0808 2000 247
National Domestic Violence helpline for men
NSPCC FGM helpline
0800 028 3550
National Stalking Helpline
0808 802 0300
There are a number of ways which you can get involved and support the Orange campaign:
The global theme of this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, which runs from 25 November to 10 December 2023, is “UNITE! Invest to prevent violence against women and girls.” Please contact email@example.com if you have any issues with booking.
|Friday 24th Nov||10am||Flag raising & Orange Wolves Launch||CWC (City of Wolverhampton Council)||St Peters Square||Open to all|
|Saturday 25th Nov||1pm - 3pm||Orange Café Afternoon||Soroptimist International||K Teas Cakes, WV2 1BA||Open to all|
|Sunday 26th Nov||11am||Orange Wolves Awareness Raising||Soroptimist International/CWC||Wolverhampton Art Gallery||Open to all|
|Monday 27th Nov||9:30 – 5:00pm||Orange Wolves Pop up Stand||CWC||Mander Centre, Ground Floor||No booking required|
|Monday 27th Nov||10:30am – 12:30pm||Orange campaign Chai and Chat||Positive Participation||Bob Jones Community Hub||No booking required – open to all|
|Tuesday 28th Nov||10am – 4:30pm||Orange Wolves Pop up Stand||CWC||Mander Centre, Ground Floor||No booking required|
|Wednesday 29th Nov||9:30am – 4:30pm||Information Awareness Day||CWC||The Atrium, Ground floor, Civic Centre WV1 1SH||No booking required|
|Wednesday 29th Nov||12pm – 12:45pm||Lunch and Learn: Supporting Women & Girls at risk of online harms and tech abuse||Changing Lives||Online||Click Here to book|
|Thursday 30th Nov||10am-12pm||Coffee morning/drop in with St Georges HUB – Raising Awareness of Male Victims||St Georges HUB & Central Library||Central Library||No booking required|
|Thursday 30th Nov||1pm-3pm||Lunch and Learn: Male victims of domestic abuse||Mankind (Hosted by Walsall Council)||Online||To book a place email Sharon.firstname.lastname@example.org for the link and password|
|Friday 1st Dec||12pm-12:45pm||Lunch and Learn: Effects of domestic abuse on children: A brief awareness||Online||Black Country Women’s Aid||Click here to book|
|Saturday 2nd Dec||9am||Orange Wolves at Parkrun||East Park, WV1 2BS||CWC||Open to all – wear orange.|
|Monday 4th Dec||1pm – 1:45pm||Lunch and Learn: FGM||Online||DORCAS (Hosted by Walsall Council)||Open to all – Contact Sharon.email@example.com booking link|
|Tuesday 5th Dec||10am-12pm||Lunch and Learn: Honour Based Abuse and Forced Marriage||Online||Roshni (Hosted by Walsall Council)||Online - Booking Required – Contact Sharon Martin Sharon.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tuesday 5th Dec||12pm-1:30pm||Lunch and Learn: Sex work and the cost-of-living crisis||Online||Changing Lives (Hosted by Walsall Council)||Booking required – Contact Nicola.Salt@changing-lives.org.uk for the link and password|
|Wednesday 6th Dec||12pm-12:45pm||Lunch and Learn: Sexual violence – a brief awareness||Online||Black Country Womens Aid||Click here to book|
|Wednesday 6th Dec||1pm – 1:45pm||Lunch and Learn: Men who abuse in relationships||Online||The Haven Wolverhampton||Click here to book|
|Wednesday 6th Dec||3pm – 4:30pm||Believing Male Victims of Domestic Abuse||Online||St. George’s HUB||Open to all, no booking required|
|Thursday 7th Dec||12pm-12:45pm||Lunch and Learn: Supporting male victims of domestic abuse||Online||St Georges HUB||Click here to book|
|Thursday 7th Dec||13:00-15:30pm||Animal Abuse as a strategy of coercive control and an Introduction to Animal Fostering Services||Online||Refuge4Pets/Cats Protection and the Dogs Trust||Contact Amy.Hyde@Cats.org.uk for the link|
|Friday 8th Dec||10am-12pm||Ending Male Violence Against Women and Girls||Online||West Midlands Violence Reduction Partnership (Hosted by Walsall Council)||Click here to book|
|Friday 8th Dec||10am-12pm||Orange Cupcake/Coffee Morning||Hope Community Project||40 Ling House, Long Ley, Heath Town, Wolverhampton WV10 0HH||Open to all|
|Friday 8th Dec||6pm – 8pm||Event to raise awareness of all forms of violence against women and girls. Includes specialist speakers||Council Chambers, Civic Centre||Councillor Jas Dehar and community organisations||Contact email@example.com for booking info|
|Saturday 9th Dec||9am||Orange Wolves at Parkrun||West Park, WV1 4PN||CWC||No booking required|
|Sunday 10th Dec||TBC||Flag Lowering||St. Peter’s Square||CWC||No booking required|
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to order any campaign resources. Alternatively, you can download digital resources here.
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)
Please download the version you would like to display:
Please download the version you would like to display:
More than 100 organisations worked together to raise awareness of gender-based violence and the help and support available for those affected in Wolverhampton and beyond. The photos below are a snapshot of last year’s campaign.
"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.”
"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.”
Show your support on social media using the hashtag #orangewolves and by tagging @wvsafeguarding in the conversation.
Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club
University of Wolverhampton Students Union
West Midlands Fire Service
West Midlands Police Service
All Saints Action Network
Positive Participation Ltd
Wolverhampton Voluntary and Community Action
Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
Wolverhampton Wanderers Foundation
Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Wednesfield High Academy
Aldersley High School
City of Wolverhampton College
Jubilee Community Support Centre
Northwood Park Primary Educational Trust
Ramadan Radio Wolves
Probation Service West Midlands
Soroptimists International - Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton Symphony Orchestra
Women of Wolverhampton
Howling Wolves Choir
Newhampton Arts Centre
Citizens Advice Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton Civic and Historical Society
Gatis Community Space
Black Country Integrated Care Board
St. George's House Charity
The Haven Wolverhampton
Women Children and Community Health
St John Ambulance
Elias Mattu Foundation
Gloucester Street Community Centre
Wolverhampton Girls High School
Hope Community Project