FAU and the City of Erlangen in orange
Taking a stand on preventing violence against women and girls on orange day on 25 November
It might be a disparaging remark at work, inappropriate touching, or violence at home. Violence and discrimination against women and girls can take many different forms. The international ‘Orange your city’ campaign takes place every year on 25 November to raise awareness of the issue, with buildings across the world lit up in orange as a sign of support. This year, FAU and the City of Erlangen are to become involved for the first time, lighting up the Schloss, the City Hall and the City Museum. The city management team in Erlangen has extended the ‘Erlangen leuchtet’ event especially until 25 November.
At FAU we stand up for respect and against all forms of discrimination and violence
At FAU we stand up for respect and against all forms of discrimination and violence. This is one of the reasons why we have chosen diversity as one of our three core values. Unfortunately, violence against women and girls is still common, across the globe and in all social groups,’ explains Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger, FAU President.
As a visible beacon of FAU’s stance against violence, the Schloss will be lit in orange from 5pm until 9pm on Orange Day. The city hall and City Museum will also be lit up in orange at the same time.
Each and every one of us has a duty to take a clear stance against this and all other forms of violence
‘Violence, especially against women and girls, has no place in our society. Each and every one of us has a duty to take a clear stance against this and all other forms of violence. We are demonstrating our solidarity by lighting up three public buildings in orange, showing violence the red card,’ stresses Christian Frank, head of the city management team in Erlangen.
FAU Office of Equality and Diversity
The Office of Equality and Diversity is the central port of call at FAU for everything to do with equality of opportunity.
Sexual harassment and discrimination
The Guidelines on preventing and dealing with cases of discrimination, harassment and sexual harassment at FAU and Universitätsklinikum Erlangen came into force on 1 June 2021. The Office of Equality and Diversity provides information, arranges assistance and helps in the event of a specific complaint.