Soroptimists joined the march and stood in solidarity on the Millennium Bridge in London to mark International Women’s Day. This global event, organised by Women for Women International brought together women from their partner organisations including members of Soroptimist International. Annie Lennox, popstar and campaigner, Sarah Brown, the Prime-Minister’s wife, Cherie Lunghi the actress were there along with other prominent figures. The event honours the resilience of millions of women survivors of war around the world. The 81 events worldwide symbolise building bridges to peace, sending a message that says “No!” to war and “Yes!” to peace and hope.
Take a look at the event on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHqOUUzNhh4
On International Women’s Day, 8 March 2010, women around the world joined on bridges to say no to war and yes to peace and women’s development. Please give your support to the women who are building the bridges of hope by signing the petition: www.womenforwomen.org/bridge/sign-the-pledge.php
Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland: www.soroptimist-gbi.co.uk
Soroptimist International London Chilterns Region: www.soroptimist-gbi.co.uk/london-chilterns