PhoenixWERK supports Orange your City

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A beacon against violence against women: On November 25, the PhoenixWERK shone in a rich shade of orange. The two main tenants Scheffler Helbich Architekten and REMIRA supply chain solutions had joined the "Orange Your City" campaign in Dortmund to draw attention to the high number of acts of violence against women.

With the worldwide campaign "Orange the World", Zonta International again called for a visible sign against violence against women and girls on November 25. Prominent buildings and squares were lit up in orange, including City Hall in New York City, the buildings of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt and the European Commission in Brussels. In Dortmund, too, more than 60 companies and institutions took part in the campaign: the police headquarters, the Florianturm, the concert hall and many more. The entire city shone in a bright orange under the local motto "Orange your City".

In a joint effort, SHA Scheffler Helbich Architekten GmbH and REMIRA were also part of the campaign. The PhoenixWERK office building was brightly illuminated by the symbolic color with 40 spotlights from late afternoon until 10 pm. Stefan Braatz, CFO at REMIRA supply chain solutions, is pleased to support the campaign: "By illuminating the PhoenixWERK in the symbolic color, we want to encourage affected women not to surrender to their fate, but to report crimes and seek help. The numbers of violent acts continue to be alarmingly high - with this campaign, we want to help raise public awareness of the issue." And Christoph Helbich, Managing Director of SHA, is also convinced by the campaign: "It is important to look, to help and to actively set an example against physical and psychological violence against women. Together with REMIRA, we let the entire PhoenixWERK shine in a rich orange this year to support the worldwide campaign of Zonta International in Dortmund, too, in a way that can be seen from afar."

On the background to "Orange your City"

The Zonta Club in Dortmund - under the patronage of Lord Mayor Thomas Westphal - is voluntarily participating in the worldwide campaign of Zonta International together with more than 130 other Zonta Clubs throughout Germany. This year, the global network of committed professional women is once again supporting the joint efforts of the United Nations to end violence against women and girls based on the premise of "women helping women.