Welcome to Soroptimist International Northern England Region

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SI Northern England Regional Conference

Women inspiring Action

Saturday 10 June 2017 9.30am – 3.30pm   Rheged Centre, Redhills, Penrith CA11 0DQ http://www.rheged.com

Speakers: Jane Walker MBE, CEO Purple Community Fund, Rachel Holliday, Cumbria Woman of Year 2015 –2016, Sue Hayman MP, 

Rebecca Weston, Sellafield Ltd, Jacqui Wallace, Brathay Trust, Derwent Girl Guides

Inspirational women sharing stories exploring why and how an idea becomes an action which inspires others and changes lives.

Programme: 9.30 Coffee, Reception and Networking

Morning session will include: Speakers exploring Women in education, Women in Politics and Women in the Community. A panel discussion will be followed by entertainment and lunch. Take the opportunity to explore the unique shops and displays in the Rheged Centre.

Afternoon session will include a focus on Women in Science, Women and Young People and Women of the future.

Accommodation: http://www.visiteden.co.uk/where-to-stay            http://www.rheged.com

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Individual Booking Form: Cheque enclosed for £25 payable to SINE    Closing Date for Bookings: 15 April 2017. (Lunch is a hot and cold buffet with vegetarian options.) Dietary requirements ……………………………………………………..……………. Special Needs……………………………….

Name ………………….………………..……Club ……………………… Email………………………………………………….…..Telephone………………………..…………

Post completed booking form/cheque to: Mrs Chris Blake, 8 Suncroft, Ireby, Wigton Cumbria CA7 1ES Email: blakesmc@btinternet.com Telephone 016973 71352

(Multiple bookings: please request a booking form from Chris Blake)


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Soroptimists and other women’s organisations have campaigned  for the government to ratify the Istanbul Convention.

Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill 2016-17

The Private members Bill has now gone through to the House of Lords 3rd reading on 6 April 2017 in Parliament for Royal Assent by the Queen to become law.

We have successfully lobbied the PMB through the stages in Parliament to become law –  Well done!

Please watch the video for an explanation and background information.  Thank you

Watch “The Istanbul Convention – A roadmap to end violence against women” on #Vimeo

https://vimeo.com/icchangeuk/changeherstory  Thank you to those who have already taken action.  The video explains the reasons why it is important.

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The Istanbul Convention is the most comprehensive legal framework that exists, outlining minimum standards for a State’s response to violence against women…

 

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What do Soroptimists Do?  Watch this video:  https://youtu.be/4bUsPifE_rE 

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Soroptimist Vision

  • Soroptimist International is committed to a world where women and girls together achieve their individual and collective potential, realise aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communities worldwide.

Soroptimist Mission

  • Soroptimists inspire action and create opportunities to transform the lives of women and girls through a global network of members and international partnerships.

Soroptimist Values

  • Human Rights for all
  • Global peace and international goodwill
  • Advancing women’s potential
  • Integrity and democratic decision making
  • Volunteering, diversity and friendship

Soroptimist Goals

  • Soroptimist International will improve the lives and status of women and girls through education, empowerment or enabling opportunities.
  • Soroptimist International will be a global voice for increasing access to education and leadership for women and girls.

Google Map of Soroptimist International Northern England 12 Club locations: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=z0uhH16QGQWE.kONVNVLdQheg&usp=sharing

Click here for Regional Information Booklet:  A5_Booklet Revised (006)

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