Why Are These Artists Painting Their Hands Orange?

You may have noticed a wave of orange take over the interwebs lately, as local artists including Dan Sultan and British India have been banding together to prevent violence against women and girls.

Put Your Hand Up To End Violence” is a government initiative run by the Women Victoria’s Office for Prevention and Women’s Equality, in which public figures paint their hand orange – the universal colour of hope – to raise awareness of gender-based violence.

Also dipping into the paint are Saskwatch, nyck, Bliss n Eso, The Preatures, The Jezabels, Stonefield, The Rubens and Lila Gold. Join the cause by raising an orange hand and sharing the message of hope with a new cover photo or profile pic and using the tags #putyourhandup #goorange #freefromviolence.

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