May 25 is Orange Day

Wednesday, May 25 is Orange Day, when Presbyterian Women encourages others to recognize the exploitation of females by wearing orange or an orange ribbon. Rape has been a tool of conquest for centuries as a way for men to express power of mastery over others. Russian soldiers have raped dozens of women in Kyiv and some did not survive. UN’s International Criminal Tribunal has prosecuted conflict-related sexual violence crimes in the past and has fast-tracked an investigation into possible similar war crimes in Ukraine. Wear orange on the 25th to show support for those attempting to end the exploitation and help the victims.