THE MIJAS women’s association, Soroptomist, has been chosen to highlight domestic abuse this month.
The group held an event yesterday at their headquarters, titled “paint your world orange,” inspired by the UN campaign of the same name. The initiative sees clothes, social network sites and even buildings coloured orange to highlight the issue.
Mijas Council uses the 25th of each month to raise awareness of domestic abuse, each time collaborating with a different charity or organisation, with this month involving Soroptomist. Mari Carmen Carmon, the Councillor for Equality, commented, “we are proud to see how the society is involved in this type of initiative and how they are so productive in fighting against violence against women.”
She added it was “an issue which the people of Motril are very aware of and that affects us all.”
Wearing orange: women show their solidarity