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To Mark the Start of 16 Days of Activism: 25th November 2023


To mark the start of #16Days of activism and the United Nations’ UNiTE campaign to #OrangeTheWorld, SI Bristol members Ruth and Ivete delivered 29 orange bags of essential toiletries and treats to be given out to survivors as they arrive at Next Link Domestic Abuse Services in Bristol.

The majority of survivors flee without possessions, over the last few months our members collected these items to support them.

The reality is that women and children will often arrive at Next Link with no personal belongings. This is because they may see a fleeting chance to leave their abusive situation, and they take it, without having a chance to pack anything.

For women leaving a domestic abuse situation, packing their children’s favourite comforters, toys, clothing and toiletries – let alone a Christmas gift – is often the last thing on their minds.

Soroptimist Bristol will continue to collect toiletries throughout the year so that more welcome bags can be made for survivors.

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