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Orange the World

ORANGE THE WORLD – 25th Nov – 10th Dec. 2019

Hamilton Town House will be floodlight in orange on 25 November in support of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women at the request of Hamilton Soroptimists.

The United Nations campaign will mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, from 25 November to 10 December, under the theme, ‘Orange the World: Generation Equality Stands against Rape!’

Across the Central Belt of Scotland, the Kelpies on the M9, the Clydesdale Horse on the M8, Hamilton Town House and Paisley Arts Centre and Abbey Gate will also be floodlight at the request of local Soroptimists. Some significant buildings, such as St Andrews House and The Hydro will also be lit at some points during the 16 Days.

Soroptimists work to improve the lives of women and girls locally, nationally and globally using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as the framework for their work – Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland – United Nations

Soroptimist International is a worldwide voluntary organisation for women and works strategically across the world with the four Federations of Soroptimist International – Great Britain and Ireland; Europe; The Americas and South West Pacific. Soroptimist International has over 80,000 members in 127 countries and in Scotland there are 19 clubs from Easter Ross and Nairn in the north to Girvan and District in the south. There has been a club in Glasgow for over 90years

Soroptimist International clubs work to educate, empower and enable opportunities for women and girls around the world.

Soroptimist International has general consultative status at the United Nations and is a recognised Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) representing women from all over the world.

Soroptimist International originated in California, USA in 1921 and the name is derived from the Latin ‘soror’ meaning sister/woman, and ‘optima’ meaning best with Soroptimist interpreted as ‘the best of women’.