The Bibliotheca Alexandrina, through the Women’s Studies and Social Transformation Program, organized several activities within the framework of the 16-day campaign to eliminate violence against women, which is being held this year under the title “Together we protect them”.
The program began its activities with a silent gathering in front of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in solidarity with survivors of violence around the world. The program called on all those interested in women’s issues to participate in this gathering in honour of women from different cultures and an expression of total rejection of violence against women.
Under the auspices of UN Women, the library building was lit orange for the fifth year in a row. Lighting the entire Bibliotheca Alexandrina building in orange comes as part of the “Orange the World” initiative within the framework of the United Nations Secretary-General’s “UNiTE” campaign, through which the orange colour symbolizes a future free from all forms of violence against women and girls all over the world. Given the importance of rationalizing energy consumption, the lighting was carried out using saving lamps to preserve the environment.