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
A 2nd batch of gifts have been handed over to the Salvation Army in Bath. Members from our club chose appropriate toys for every age group but particularly children so that they can enjoy some Christmas gifts this year. It’s been a particularly daunting year for many vulnerable families so hopefully this will help some of them and bring a bit of joy into their lives.
A selection of toys and books.
Anniversary of the 1989 Montreal Massacre observed as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in CanadaDecember 6, 2020
14 women studying to be engineers at the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal, became the target of a warped misogynist mind. Soroptimists remember the Day and steel their resolve to attain #Generationequality this #16daysofactivism. #Orangetheworld to continue the struggle
Thursday 3rd December our club had the pleasure of zooming in with the Mayor of Bath, Manda Rigby for a very interesting talk from her detailing her time as Mayor during Covid-19. It isn’t the year that she was expecting and she has had to make many changes including all of her social events being done through social media. Her passion and theme for the year is loneliness and she has succeeded in reaching out to many local organisations. It was a pleasure to chat to Manda and we hope to see her in person for more of a chat next year when things are back to some sort of normality!
Child marriage threatens the lives, the well-being and the future of girls. We Believe to Achieve a reversal of this situation by 2030.
Join us #16daysofactivism when we #Orangetheworld
www.unicef.org #GenerationEquality. @UN_Women @SIGBI1
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
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
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
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
#GenerationEquality @UN_Women @SIGBI1
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