What are Grange Soroptimists doing for the 16 days of activism against Gender Based Violence ?

Sheila and Joan with the  Slavery display in Nat west, Kendal

25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women will begin 16 days of activism against Gender-Based Violence.  The campaign which runs from 25 November to 10 December takes the theme, “Orange the World: Generation Equality Stands against Rape!” While the names, times and contexts may differ, women and girls universally experience rape, sexual violence, and abuse, in times of peace or war.

Grange Soroptimists are joining with members all over the world under the umbrella of UN Women’s Generation Equality campaign marking the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. In our 16 days of activism we are calling on people from all walks of life to learn more and take a stand against the pervasive rape culture that surrounds us. Grange Soroptimists are highlighting Gender Based Violence in their Slavery display in the Nat west Bank in Kendal as Trafficked people are likely to suffer Gender Based Violence and it is also s International Day for the Abolition of Slavery on Dec 2nd.

Wearing Orange!

The club members also wore orange at their club meeting in December