Calendar of Soroptimist Events
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October 2018 – March 2019
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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Swimarathon – supporting Dunfermline Carnegie Rotary with their END POLIO NOW campaign. We have submitted one team to swim for 30 minutes and make as much money in sponsorship as possible. 50% goes to END POLIO NOW with the other 50% for our disbursement fund. We’d welcome sponsorship and some loud encouragement too.
Go ‘ Synchronised Soroptimists’!
We’ll be hosting an amazing event at Lawrence Sheriff School, with a range of demonstrations, mini-treatments and delicious foods.
It’s only £5, and all proceeds go to Refuge.
Contact us to book your tickets, or ask us how you can get involved!
International Women’s Day Event
Speaker – Dr Liz Aston, Forensic Psychologist and Director of Police Research Scotland.
Please RSVP as per website.
Half day Conference to celebrate International Women’s Day. Five speakers including two schoolgirls who have spoken to Parliament on Youth in Politics issues. Covers various Programme Areas. Raffle in aid of SIGBI’s Disaster Emergency Fund. Numbers not limited but bookings via email address by 13th March.
This is the judging and award ceremony for the annual STEM Challenge, now in its second year. This year 3 schools have entered a total of 5 teams. The Challenge is generously sponsored by Gilo Industries Group.