Before the EuroCup match between Ormanspor - Mersin BŞB, the players came out to the field with orange t-shirts to support the “16 Days of Activism to Combat Violence Against Women” campaign.
In the match between Ormanspor - Mersin BŞB, that took place on November 28, female basketball players took the field with t-shirts saying "End Violence Against Women". The players who painted the field orange before the match, expressed their happiness to support such an important campaign. The players repeated their support in social media and gave the message “Don’t stay silent".
“Women must be everywhere”
Dr. Ahu Pakdemirli, the wife of the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Dr. Bekir Pakdemirli, was also present. Pakdemirli said, “Women should be in every field, not just in sports. No form of violence is acceptable.” and expressed her support for the campaign.
UNiTE's 16-Day Activism Campaign Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign, that takes place every year from the International Day for Fight Against Violence against Women on November 25th until November 10th Human Rights Day. It was produced by activists at the first Women's Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and coordinated by the Women's Global Leadership Centre every year. The UNiTE Campaign, launched in 2008 by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, is making a call to raise awareness for the prevention and end of all forms of violence against women and girls all over the world. This call is supported by a wide range of people and organizations worldwide. In its global activities, UNiTE uses the orange as the official color of the campaign, which symbolizes a brighter future where violence against women and girls has disappeared for 16 days.