Calendar of Soroptimist Events
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June 2018 – January 2019
In Recognition of United Nations ‘Public Service Day’ the Promotion of Soroptimist International & Raising the Profile of Women’s Organisations/Services available to Women.
Theme: ‘Connecting Communities’.
Awareness Advocacy and Action for Justice:
Prison Reform – Keynote Speaker, Baroness Vera Baird QC
Slavery/Trafficking – Keynote Speaker, Justice Teresa Doherty
Breakout sessions on both topics
Costs and more details to be found on our website soon.
Keep the date and join us to hear the results of our work in both programmatic areas
The talk will be proceeded by super, to be enjoyed in the company of the members of our club. At an all inclusive price.
There is a subsidised bar and the event is set in the stunning grounds of Worcester Golf and County Club,
Booking is essential to ensure your place.
Celebration of 65th club charter.
The event is to launch the Anti Slavery and Trafficking Coordinator role for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and explain the aims and objectives of the role. Also to provide training and education to agencies, charities and NGOs on how to highlight concerns, coordinate activity and manage impacted individuals.
SIGBI’s Annual Conference takes place this year in Liverpool. There is a fantastic programme of speakers and entertainment. See the Liverpool 2018 Conference website for full details – https://sigbi.org/liverpool2018/
Meeting of the UKPAC Committee.
In this special evening, Kevin Hyland, UK first Independent Anti Slavery Commissioner, talks about modern slavery and why its our duty to end it.
Following 30 years in policing, including leading London’s Metropolitan Police Human Trafficking Unit, in 2014 Kevin Hyland OBE was appointed as the UK’s first Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner by Rt. Hon. Theresa May MP, serving with distinction, before stepping down in August 2018.
Mr Hyland was instrumental in the establishment of the Santa Marta Group, a high-level strategic partnership between international law enforcement agencies, the Catholic Church and civil society, which was launched by Pope Francis at the Vatican in April 2014 of which he remains as the Senior Special Advisor.
He leads a number of international anti trafficking projects, including Chairing the Responsible Recruitment Group of the Institute of Human Rights and Business, Chairing the Island of Ireland Human Trafficking Project and recently was elected as Ireland’s Representative of the Council of Europe GRETA (trafficking experts) team.
The event is free, but a collection will be taken with monies given to organisations working against slavery and supporting victims in London.
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