Two of our members have been busy making much needed scrubs, scrub bags and hats for the local RUH hospital. Being self isolated has its advantages by enabling lots of time dedicated to making these items.
Bath Women’s Fund invited our club to join them for a walk to support International Women’s Day around Bath celebrating the lives of influencial women who were from Bath or had lived in Bath. The walk took us all over the city but the favourite photo is from the Royal Crescent.
Members of the club supported a virtual festival organsied by Womenandgirls.org.uk charity which we have supported for quite a while now. The evening included some excellent local musicians and comedians and we were entertained for 4 hours! Well done to Kathryn Crosweller and co organisers for putting on this event to raise some much needed funds for girls in India living with period poverty.
Members from 4 different regional clubs joined us for a tea party to celebrate IWD and it was lovely to have a social event wihtout any business involved. To make it more fun we had a quiz and everybody asked 2 questions related to women which turned up with some very interesting subjects.
SI Bath and District are supporting International Women’s Day as part of the #SoroptimistsCentenary by taking part in #ChooseToChallenge. Clubs from the South West and Channel Islands held their hand up to support #ChooseToChallenge.
President Lizzie sent a homemade card to local MP Jacob Rees-Mogg highlighting the increase of violence against women especially during the pandemic. Mr Rees-Mogg replied with his letter as shown to let us know what the government is doing about it.
Our club celebrated Christmas this year via zoom due to the pandemic and wore hats and had cocktails on hand. We were joined by our sister club from SI Guernsey, a regional club that we have linked up with during the pandemic. It was so nice to chat and socialise instead of discussing club issues. Here’s to a healthier and better 2021!
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected. It has been translated into 500 languages and is the most translated document in the world. Marking the Anniversary of the Declaration also closes the #16daysofactivism.#Orangetheworld@UN_Women @SIGBI1
As more women find space at the work place, and make positive progress towards leadership roles, they are faced with challenges. Women are targeted for their gender and for progressive roles they have adopted. Female employees suffer harassment. Laws of Prevention of Harassment at work place are in place but more needs to be done. Soroptimists Believe they can Achieve success. #Orangetheworld, at #Generationequality #16Daysofactivism #Metoo @SIGBI1 @UN_Women
Sexual exploitation is rife in many countries. Commercial sexual exploitation of children involves the sexual exploitation of a child, such as the prostitution of children, child pornography and even sale of children. Soroptimists through their projects create awareness of such a barbaric activity. #Orangetheworld, at #Generationequality @SIGBI1 @UN_Women #Metoo
Today we rise for the hard toil and struggle of women in rural communities who compose almost 50% of the agricultural work force. This unpaid labour is coupled with their responsibilities to their homes. Gender-based discrimination and the suffering from the impact of climate change and disasters affect them disproportionately. Soroptimists Believe to Achieve equity and equality for rural women.#Orangetheworld, at #Generationequality.@UN_Women @SIGBI1