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International Women’s Day March 2020

International Women’s Day March 2020

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Soroptimists from Hamilton attended South Lanarkshire Council’s Event in the Town House Hamilton on Friday 6th March, 2020. Speakers from Women’s Aid, Rape Crisis and Fair Trade joined both local councillors and MSPs Christina McKelvie and Monica Lennon. Talks were thought provoking and interesting on the challenges that women face in 2020. All ages attended including senior school girls. A sketch at the end of the afternoon by Naomi Breeze Productions was ‘very true to life’ taken from statements given by women who had suffered abuse. A photo opportunity at the end shows support for equality.

Orange the World

Orange the World

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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