Zonta turns the bridge orange


From the beginning of November 2020, the Flag Parade will be dominated by the international campaign to end violence against women. 33 banners are proudly hanging from the top to draw attention to violence against women and that women’s rights must be equated with human rights. It’s a prelude to November 25, Orange Day.

Orange Day

On Orange Day, iconic buildings and objects around the world turn orange, including in Rotterdam. From 2017, the Erasmus Bridge and Hofpleinfontein will be orange. From 2018, the Euromast has supported the message and the number is growing every year. In the Netherlands, more than 100 objects are colored orange again this year thanks to a collaboration between Zonta Nederland, Soroptimisten and UN Women Nederland.

Rotterdam safe harbor

Zonta Club Rotterdam and Zonta aan de Maas are committed to improving the position of women in Rotterdam, and they are also actively working together around Orange Day. The Rotterdam Zontians are pleased that the Council and the College of Rotterdam are behind the message and are actively committed to strengthening the position of women and that Rotterdam will be a safe haven for them. On Wednesday 25 November, the Stop Violence Against Women main flag will be officially hoisted with the orange Erasmus Bridge in the background.

Read more about Zonta Says NO action here

Look back here to the first time that the Erasmus Bridge was orange in the presence of Minister Kaag and our mayor Aboutaleb.

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