Kenilworth Community in Action

We had a great time at the Kenilworth Community in Action event, chatting to other volunteer groups and the general public about what we get up to as Soroptimists in our area. Our calendar from the 16 Days of Action … Continued

January Dinner meeting with Mary-Ann Stephenson

Mary-Ann Stephenson spoke about her work with the Women’s budget Group, aiming towards a gender equal future.  She spoke eloquently on how research has shown the adverse impact of various changes to the benefits system has had on lower income families, … Continued

Day 16 of 16 Days of Action – 10th December – Human Rights Day

December 10th Human Rights Day We started on 25th November International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, doing our best to Orange the World and get the discussion going with men and women, boys and girls that we … Continued

Day 15 of 16 Days of Action – Sign a Petition

Check out the SIGBI website for current petition for example –If your raped by your husband in India it’s not a crime https://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/909/903/488/…

Day 14 of 16 Days of Action

Cook something orange this weekend and use it as a talking point with family and friends (men and women) about saying NO to domestic violence. One of our members has sent in these recipes, others are available! https://www.bbc.com/food/recipes/orangecake_83870

Day 13 of 16 Days of Action – Loves me Loves me not

These bookmarks fold into credit card sized reminders of what a healthy relationship should feel like, aimed particularly at both young women and men,  Our Club has shared these produced by SI Central Birmingham, based on the Purple Tear Drop … Continued

Day 12 of 16 Days of Action – Forgotten 10 campaign

The Forgotten 10 Challenge   supports the innocent civilians, mostly women and children, caught up in conflicts around the world. Resources include a petition to your MP to stop the bombing of civilians. https://humanity-inclusion.org.uk/en/forgotten-10-challenge-resources?utm_source=Humanity%20%26%20Inclusion%20UK&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=10096539_2018-12-04%20GRA%20CLUBS%20AND%20SCHOOLS%20-%20F10%20starts&utm_content=f10%20resources&dm_i=QI4,60EJF,UKXOOM,NK7M5,1

Day 11 of 16 Days of Action – Myths about violence against women

Domestic abuse can happen to any women – there is a lot of false news about what it is and who it affects – read and this useful myth buster from a America to get the truth. http://www.domesticviolenceinfo.ca/article/myths-and-facts-about-domestic-abuse-195.asp

Day 10 of 16 Days of Action – Ways our Club support our local Refuge Services

If you are forced to change your behaviour because you are frightened of your partner’s reaction, you are being abused.   You can call 0800 408 1552 for advice. For some years we have supported our local Refuge facilities by … Continued

Christmas Greetings from Malawi