Violence Against Women with Disabilities

December 3, 2020

Soroptimists Believe to Achieve that women and girls with disabilities should rightly demand enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms

Join us #Orangetheworld for #16daysofactivism#GenerationEquality @UN_Women @SIGBI1


Abolition of Slavery

December 2, 2020

Today there is more slavery in the world than in any other time of history. An estimated 40 plus million people are in modern slavery. Soroptimists focus of all forms of modern-day slavery, through their projects worldwide. Raising awareness of widespread and multiple forms of slavery is the first step during #16daysofactivism, #Orangetheworld @UN_Women @SIGBI1 


World AIDS Day

December 1, 2020

We at our club support #OrangetheWorld on World AIDS Day, because women must be empowered to protect themselves from HIV. Women and girls dealing with HIV face larger challenges during the COVID 19 crisis. #Orangetheworld for them. #GenerationEquality. @UN_Women @SIGBI1  


Trafficking

November 30, 2020

Today the focus is on Human Trafficking present in all countries.  SI and our club acknowledges that this violation of human rights disproportionately affects women and girls. Join us to #Orangetheworld

 #EndHumanTrafficking

#GenerationEquality @UN_Women @SIGBI1

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International Women Human Rights Defenders Day

November 29, 2020

Soroptimists today honour the human rights defenders of the past and present in pursuit of defending justice. We Believe to Achieve the work of human rights defenders so vital to promote and uphold equality. Join us!  #GenerationEquality @UN_Women @SIGBI1

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16 Days of Activism

November 28, 2020

We rally against Female Genital Mutilation. Soroptimists Believe to Achieve a total end to this assault on girls rooted in gender inequality. We focus on FGM through the SI President’s Appeal-Road to Equality. Join us! #GenerationEquality @UN_Women@SIGBI1


A fluffle of bunnies for Women and Girls charity

November 6, 2020

Members from our club with the help of a member from the Bathhampton WI club have made these beautiful knitted bunnies for the Women and Girls charity supporting period poverty in India. These little gems will be sold to raise money to provide sanitary wear. One bunny will provide sanitary wear for one girl for at least a year. Member Diane presenting Kathryn, Founder of Women and Girls charity with the fluffle!


Christmas donations to the Salvation Army are on their way!

November 2, 2020

The first lot of gift donations have been given to the Salvation Army in Bath ready to be dispersed to the relevant recipients at Christmas time. There will be more on its way in the coming weeks.


Federation conference blogs to follow

November 2, 2020

More blogs from #soroptimistvirtual2020 now on the website http://sigbi.org/belfast2020 Thank you to our amazing #Soroptimist blogging team:

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Dr Alison Gardner – blog by Soma Dasgupta

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Programme Action Best Practice Awards – blog by Rita Leaman

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Jane Garvey – blog by Jane Slatter


Lupus UK benefits from yoga classes

July 29, 2020

Club member Diane heard that one of her yoginis Clare Bolden was self isolating and had decided to make face masks in aid of her chosen charity LupusUK. Diane decided to support her by giving free yoga classes online in return for donations towards Clare’s charity. Over £265 was raised.


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