Dutch Embassy UK supports Orange The World

The Dutch Embassy in the UK wholeheartedly supports the UN's Orange The World campaign, aimed at eliminating violence against women and girls. The campaign runs for 16 days: from the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November until International Human Rights Day on 10 December.


During these sixteen days, a number of videos, photos and texts will be posted on the social media channels of the Embassy and the Ambassador. What's more: all social media followers are asked to add an orange handprint to their social media profile picture, which states that they stand together with the Netherlands in saying no to violence against women and girls!

Say no to violence against women. Orange The World.

People in London say no to violence against women. #OrangeTheWorld

Social Media campaign #OrangeTheWorld

Everbody has a role to play in combatting violence against women and girls, says Ambassador Simon Smits in a video that was shot by the Embassy. People on the streets of London have also contributed to the video.

Movies that Matter

The campaign culminates on 11 December with 'Movies that Matter'. For the occasion of International Human Rights Day, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and LGBTI organisation Stonewall are organising a ‘Movies that Matter’ evening with the screening of the film Rafiki in central London.

The 2018 film, directed by Wanuri Kahiu, was the first Kenyan film to be selected for the Cannes Festival and was banned by the Kenyan film classification board ‘due to its homosexual theme and clear intent to promote lesbianism in Kenya contrary to the law and dominant values of the Kenyans’. The film is followed by a panel discussion and Q&A.

Interested in attending the screening and panel discussion of Rafiki? Please email LON-RSVP@minbuza.nl for more details