#OrangeWolves

Join us and play your part in helping to end gender-based violence.

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#OrangeWolves

Find support and help for anyone worried about or suffering from any domestic violence

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#OrangeWolves

See how you can get your organisation involved with our resources

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#OrangeWolves

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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.


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:

In an emergency, always call police: 999


Local Support

The Haven
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
Email: referralpoint@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
01902 551199

Wolverhampton Children's Social Care
01902 555392

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

Victim Support
Tel: 0300 3031977
iMatter, Guidance for professional referrers 
iMatter, Online group-based programme for women survivors of domestic abuse 

DORCAS
One stop shop for FGM support
Tel: 07462 837349 (Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm)
dorcasuk.com

Wolverhampton Safeguarding Together
Detailed local information wolverhamptonsafeguarding.org.uk

National Support

Karma Nirvana
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
0808 8010327

NSPCC FGM helpline
0800 028 3550

National Stalking Helpline
0808 802 0300


Get involved

Tell us about your event

There are a number of ways which you can get involved and support the Orange campaign:

    • A3 Orange Wolves Posters
    • Orange Ribbons
    • Orange Wolves Pens
    • Teams background
    • Advice and support cards
      Alternatively, you can download digital resources here.
  • Join in with one of the shared campaign events
  • Further ways to get involved:
    • Hold an orange ribbon making session in the lead up to the campaign (email safer@wolverhampton.gov.uk for materials and instructions)
    • Plan an orange lunch or orange coffee break
    • Orange your website or social media
    • Make an orange Christmas Tree for your workplace
    • Run an Orange awareness raising session for your service users
    • Light up your building or reception area in orange
    • Share our resources at your venue or by booking a stall in a public venue near you.
    • Let us know how you are getting involved here.
  • Send us pictures of what you are doing to support the campaign by using the hashtag #OrangeWolves and tagging @wvsafeguarding and @CommSafetyWV on social media

 



Events 2023

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 safer@wolverhampton.gov.uk if you have any issues with booking.

Date Time Event Organiser Location Book
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.martin1@walsall.gov.uk 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.martin1@walsall.gov.ukfor 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.martin1@walsall.gov.uk
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 safer@wolverhampton.gov.uk for booking info
Saturday 9th Dec 9am Orange Wolves at Parkrun West Park, WV1 4PN CWC No booking required
Saturday 9th Dec 11:30am-12:30pm Orange the World Snack Morning Penn Library, Coalway Ave, Penn Road, WV3 7LT Cllr Celia Hibbert Open to all, email celia.hibbert@wolverhampton.gov.uk for more info
Sunday 10th Dec TBC Flag Lowering St. Peter’s Square CWC No booking required

Resources

Please contact safer@wolverhampton.gov.uk if you would like to order any campaign resources. Alternatively, you can download digital resources here.

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.

View the:

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Teams/Zoom backgrounds

Please download the:

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Building Safer Relationships Pack

Please download the version you would like to display:

  • Apps

    Apps


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    Consent video


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    Teams/Zoom backgrounds


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    Posters & Leaflets


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    Building Safer Relationships Pack


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    Social Media/Screensavers/Email signature


Last year's campaign

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.

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"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.”

Richard Fisher
Chair of the Safer Wolverhampton Partnership

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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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 and Community Action

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 Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Black Country Partnership Foundation Trust

Wednesfield High Academy

Aldersley High School

Aldersley High School

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

Elias Mattu Foundation

Ramadan Radio Wolves

Probation Service West Midlands

Probation Service West Midlands

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

Black Country Integrated Care Board

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 John Ambulance

St John Ambulance

Elias Mattu Foundation

Elias Mattu Foundation

Dorcas

Dorcas

Gloucester Street Community Centre

Gloucester Street Community Centre

Wolverhampton Girls High School

Wolverhampton Girls High School

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Base 25

Hope Community Project

Hope Community Project