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International Literacy Day – Sept 8

International Literacy Day – Sept 8

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In 1966, UNESCO declared International Literacy Day to raise awareness about the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and fundamental human right, and to move the literacy agenda towards a more literate and sustainable society. Challenges It is estimated that around 14 per cent of the global population is illiterate. Though levels of illiteracy have fallen

President’s Message about the Report on Specialist Domestic Abuse Courts

President’s Message about the Report on Specialist Domestic Abuse Courts

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After nearly 5 years and over 4,000 hours of volunteering time the Report on the Special Domestic Abuse Courts has been completed. The report, with recommendations, covers the final tranche of court observations (earlier reports covered our work in Northumbria, Wiltshire, and the Midlands). Specialist Domestic Abuse Courts – How special were they in 2022 (PDF)

Standing Together: International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

Standing Together: International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

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Blog by Pamala Proverbs, SI Barbados Every year, on June 19, the world comes together to observe the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict. This day serves to remind us of the atrocities committed during armed conflicts and the urgent need to address the pervasive issue of sexual violence. Soroptimist International

World Environment Day 2023- Let’s End Plastic Pollution Today

World Environment Day 2023- Let’s End Plastic Pollution Today

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Blog by Debra Joseph- SI Barbados. World Environment Day, led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), is held annually on 5 June since 1973. It is the largest global platform for environmental public outreach and is celebrated by millions of people across the world. This year makes it 50 years since its establishment! Time is