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UN Women ‘s annual Candle Light Walk

UN Women ‘s annual Candle Light Walk will be held next Friday on the 25th of November at 5 PM in celebration of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. This day also marks the beginning of 16 days of activism, which is used as an organizing strategy by individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.

This year the walk will shine a light on women and girl refugees and will be led by Maryam Raisi who came to Iceland as refugee four months ago.

The walk starts at 5 PM at Arnarhóll, by the statue of Ingólfur Arnarson where participants will get a great view of Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in the colored orange, but buildings all around the world will also be lit up in commemoration of this day. The orange color represents hope and a bright future for girls, free from abuse. Candles will be sold on at Arnarhóll for 1.000 ISK.

The Icelandic National Committee of UN Women also encourages people to donate to women refugees by texting „KONUR“ to the number 1900 (1.490k ISK). The donation provides a dignity to women refugees in Mosul, Iraq.

Please join UN Women on Friday for our annual Candle Light Walk.