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‘Orange Sessions’ music performances use public spaces to end gender-based violence

By MARGAUX MAXWELL

“It’s past midnight, feel silence surround me, and streetlights shine on me… I just want to see the light in the darkness… keep shining and be my light… be my light and be my love,” passionately sang Mongolian singer-songwriter Chimika in an alleyway.
Chimika’s performance is part of the “Orange Sessions”, a project created by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to end violence against women and girls. Chimika is one of many musicians whose message about gender will be shared in public spaces during the “Orange Sessions”, the official launch of which will held on Wednesday, June 25 at 7:00 p.m. at UBean Coffee House and Roasterie, timed to correspond with UN Secretary-General’s Ban Ki-moon’s “Orange Day” on the 25th of every month.
Dustin Barter, youth empowerment and advocacy officer at UNFPA, commented on taking back public spaces in Ulaanbaatar, “Every woman and child has the right to a violence-free life – public spaces should be safe and everyone has the obligation to make this happen. Through motivated youth, music and messages, Orange Sessions wants to promote a violence-free Mongolia.”
Performers at the event on June 25 will include Chimika, Clifton Hurt, Bilguun, Anuk+friend, and Quondo. More information is available at orangesessions.org.

 

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