A staggering one in three women experiences physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. Violence against women and girls is, thus, one of the most pervasive human rights violations and perhaps the most obvious manifestation of the deeply rooted imbalances in power in our societies. In 2008, the United Nations (UN), under the leadership of Co-chair Ban Ki-moon as the 8th Secretary-General, pushed for a multi-year effort aimed at preventing and eliminating violence against women and girls around the world. His leadership resulted in the founding of the UN’s Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, also known as UN Women. Through the global Orange the World Campaign UN Women raises awareness for the urgent need to eliminate violence against women and girls. The Orange the World campaign is held annually during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence from the 25th of November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women to the 10th of December, International Human Rights Day. During these 16 Days, the worlds’ most famous buildings and monuments are illuminated in orange, while events and activities raise awareness for the cause. Every year, the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens contributes to the Orange the World Campaign globally and within Austria, working together with its partner organizations Soroptimist International, UN Women, and HeForShe and their local Austrian chapters.