Everyone has the right to live independently and without fear. However, women and girls often experience violence. There will be protests against this in many countries on Friday. Orange is the signal color.
A number of activities are planned throughout NRW for the day. The city of Düsseldorf wants to set an example with an orange bench with the lettering "No Violence - no place for violence against women and girls". A demonstration for solidarity with women in Iran and Afghanistan is planned for the evening in Cologne. In Aachen, NRW Family Minister Josefine Paul (Greens) will speak at an event in the evening.