#OrangeWolves

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

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#OrangeWolves

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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, 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".

There is still time to support the campaign as an organisation, community group or individual – 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 – 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.

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:

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

Victim Support
iMatter, Guidance for professional referrers - Leaflet 
iMatter, Online group-based programme for women who have been victims of domestic abuse - Leaflet 

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

Black Country Women’s Aid Stalking and Harassment Service
0121 553 0090 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)

National Stalking Helpline
0808 802 0300

Wolverhampton Safeguarding Together
Detailed local information wolverhamptonsafeguarding.org.uk


Get involved

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

  • Follow @wvsafguarding on twitter and Wolverhampton Safeguarding Together on Facebook and share our orange messages
  • Download our orange background from the resources section to set as your background during virtual video calls (don’t forget to screenshot your meetings and share your pictures with us on social media!)
  • Set up your own orange event for your organisation or community, either face-to-face in line with government guidelines or a virtual event
  • To add your event to the #orangewolves calendar of events, please complete the event notification online form. Please note that in the unlikely event that two events are planned on the same day at the same venue/location we will only publicise the first event received via this form.
  • Record an ‘Orange Wolverhampton – pass it on’ video clip of why you are supporting the Orange Wolverhampton campaign:
    • Record the video in landscape
    • Maximum length 30 secs
    • Get someone to throw anything orange to you from your right hand side, speak to camera as to why you are supporting #orangewolves, then throw the orange object you have just caught off to your left hand side.
    • Share your video via Twitter using the hashtag #OrangeWolves, or send via WhatsApp to 07981 931849.
    • We will combine these videos at the end of the campaign and share the finished product on orangewolves.net
  • 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

Date Time Event Organiser Location Book
25 Nov 10:00 – 10:15am Flag-raising Jaikara / Near Neighbours St. Peter’s Square Open to all – please maintain a safe distance from others
25 Nov 10:15 – 11:30am #orangewolves - Campaign Launch Jaikara / Near Neighbours Mayoral Suite, Civic Centre Limited numbers - to attend email info@jaikara.org.uk
25 Nov 10:30 – 16:30 #orangewolves - Pop up Shop SWP / WST Mander Centre, Ground Floor No booking required
26 Nov 10:30 – 16:30 #orangewolves - Pop up Shop SWP / WST Mander Centre, Ground Floor No booking required
28 Nov 9:30am – 12:00pm #orangewolves - Information Stall Jaikara / Near Neighbours Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara Duncan St. No booking required
29 Nov 1:30 – 3:30pm Male Victims of Domestic Abuse workshop St. George’s Hub Zoom Book
4 Dec 10am Orange Ribbon-making and decorating the Christmas Tree of Remembrance Jaikara and Near Neighbours St. Peter's House Coffee Shop, 4 Exchange Street, WV1 1TS No booking required
5 Dec 1pm Orange Bantock Park Soroptimist International of Wolverhampton Bantock Park, Finchfield Road, WV3 9LQ No booking required
10 Dec 10am City Centre awareness raising walk Jaikara / Roshni / Near Neighbours Meet in St. Peter’s Square No booking required

Tell us about your event

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.

View the:

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Teams/Zoom backgrounds

Please download the:

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Social Media

Please download the version you would like to display:

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Screensavers/Email signature

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


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    Social Media


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    Screensavers/Email signature


Last year's campaign

Last years campaign looked a little different due to government restrictions around Covid-19, these meant that in order to protect our City and communities we were unable to hold face-to-face events.

However, despite challenging circumstances Wolverhampton recognised that it was more important than ever to reach out to victims to let them know that they were not alone and help and support was available.

A range of agencies came together to show their support and events included a virtual flag raising, a number of training and awareness sessions and sharing of key messages and advice and support on social media platforms and much more.




Organisations and companies that took part

  • 2019 120+

  • 2018 - 113

  • 2017 - 52

  • 2016 - 34



"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.”

Richard Fisher
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

service 2

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

service 2

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

service 2

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 John Ambulance

St John Ambulance

Elias Mattu Foundation

Elias Mattu Foundation

Elias Mattu Foundation

Ramadan Radio Wolves