Sunday 25th November signifies the start of 16 days of action against gender based violence. This lasts until Human Rights day on 10th December.

Individuals and organisations around the world will be coming together to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.

The United Nations Secretary General's UNiTE Campaign calls for global action to increase awareness, galvonise efforts and share knowledge to challenge violence against women and girls.

The UNiTE campaign utilises the colour orange to represent a brighter future, free from violence against women and girls.

We will be lighting the Steve Prescott Bridge in orange from 25th until 29th November and sharing awareness raising messages on social media and on the roadside message boards.

On the final day of the campaign, 10th December staff from St Helens Council will be encouraged to wear orange. We welcome all members of the public to join in and upload your photographs to social media with #OrangeTheWorld #TurningStHelensOrange