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, 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.
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
Helpline for victims of honour violence and forced marriage: 0800 5999 247
Wolverhampton Adults Social Care
Wolverhampton Children's Social Care
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
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
There are a number of ways which you can get involved and support the Orange campaign:
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|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|
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)
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.
"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."
"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.”
"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.”
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 Sector Council
Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
Wolverhampton Wanderers Foundation
Black Country Partnership Foundation Trust
Wednesfield High Academy
Aldersley High School
City of Wolverhampton College
Jubilee Community Support Centre
Northwood Park Primary Educational Trust
Staffordshire & West Midlands Community Rehabilitation Company
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
St. George's House Charity
The Haven Wolverhampton
Women Children and Community Health
St John Ambulance
Elias Mattu Foundation
Ramadan Radio Wolves