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Detective Sargeant Chris Hughes and Detective Constable Stewart Fleming of Police Scotland
Tackling human trafficking and domestic abuse

Tackling human trafficking and domestic abuse

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SI Glasgow City had their first face to face speaker meeting for 2 years on Wednesday, March 16th. The speakers, Detective Sargeant Chris Hughes and Detective Constable Stewart Fleming of Police Scotland, provided updates regarding human trafficking and domestic abuse within Scotland. Unfortunately, both areas have increased over the last two years. Police Scotland is using social media to highlight these issues and raise awareness within the general public including secondary schoolchildren. Two video resources are: a video titled ‘Don’t be that Guy?’ accessed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVcu8Hwv8u8 and an explanation of the Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse Scotland (DSDAS) accessed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY-MHi1zR5E BBC Radio Four recently aired a 30minute programme about sexual violence which explores how men can address their attitudes to women. This can be accessed at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0015mgx

16 Days of Activism – International Human Rights Day. The anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

16 Days of Activism – International Human Rights Day. The anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected. It has been translated into 500 languages and is the most translated document in the world. Women are entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of all of their human rights and to be free from all forms of discrimination. #Soroptimists Globally have human rights at the top of their agenda. #16daysofactivism. #Orangetheworld #Generationequality

16 Days of Activism – Sexual Harassment Day

16 Days of Activism – Sexual Harassment Day

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As more women find space at the work place, and make positive progress towards leadership roles, they are faced with challenges. Women are targeted for their gender and for progressive roles they have adopted. Female employees suffer harassment. Laws of Prevention of Harassment at work place are in place but more needs to be done. #Soroptimists call for an end to violence against women NOW!

16 Days of Activism – Sexual Exploitation Day.

16 Days of Activism – Sexual Exploitation Day.

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#Soroptimists will not tolerate sexual exploitation. We call for no tolerance to such violations of human dignity. Sexual exploitation is exploitation of a woman /girl and her body, and child sexual exploitation that leads to child prostitution. Such activity engrains stereotypes and often leads to harmful discrimination. Raise your voice against such exploitation. Join our movement and stand up for women and girls sigbi.org.  #Orangetheworld, at #Generationequality.

16 Days of Activism – Discrimination Against Women in Rural Communities Day

16 Days of Activism – Discrimination Against Women in Rural Communities Day

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Today we rise for the hard toil and struggle of women in rural communities who compose almost 50% of the agricultural work force. This unpaid labour is coupled with their responsibilities to their homes. Gender-based discrimination and the suffering from the impact of climate change and disasters affect them disproportionately. Soroptimists call for equity and equality for rural women. #Orangetheworld, at #Generationequality.    

16 Days of Activism – Anniversary of the 1989 Montreal Massacre observed as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada

16 Days of Activism – Anniversary of the 1989 Montreal Massacre observed as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada

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#16daysofactivism reminds us of the day when 14 women students were murdered for being women who were progressing to be engineers. Soroptimists worldwide reflect on this act of misogyny that revealed a rigid mind set uncomfortable with women progressing into non-traditional roles. Today we remember and regret that despite feminist progress misogynist attitudes towards them remain. Remembering the day #16daysofactivism at #Orangetheworld #GenerationEquality

16 Days of Activism – International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development

16 Days of Activism – International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development

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Soroptimist International is a volunteering organisation transforming lives of women and girls. This is also our Day when we with volunteers of the world celebrate the work for economic and social development in our communities. Such organizations work on peace, justice and embrace the Sustainable Development Goals. #16daysofactivism when we #Orangetheworld

16 Days of Activism – Child Marriage Day

16 Days of Activism – Child Marriage Day

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#Soroptimists believe that child marriage is often the result of deeply entrenched gender inequalities. We, vouch for educating girls and crafting them to lead – marriage is a deterrent to those aims. Child marriage threatens the lives, the well-being and the future of girls. #Soroptimists will fight against this violation of child rights and for the education of girls so that they develop their full potential. #16daysofactivism when we #Orangetheworld

16 Days of Activism – Violence Against Women with Disabilities Day

16 Days of Activism – Violence Against Women with Disabilities Day

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Women with disabilities are more likely to be subjected to violence than non-disabled women. Accessing justice and support and protection services is often impossible for women with disabilities because of accessibility, legal and other barriers.  Women and girls with disabilities rightly demand enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms. #Soroptimists call for an end to violence against women NOW!   #16daysofactivism #Orangetheworld