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Orange the World Day 25th October 2022 – Spiking

Orange the World Day 25th October 2022 – Spiking

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On Orange the World Day 25th October 2022 we focus on Spiking. Spiking is on the rise and its victims are overwhelmingly young women/students. Spiking is usually a precursor to violent and sexual crime. The Rape Crisis Centre says “Whatever the motive, spiking is never funny. It can make a person extremely vulnerable and ill, and have a lasting impact on their life and wellbeing. Spiking someone in order to commit a sexual offence against them is a serious crime – no matter whether any sexual offence took place. It carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison in England and Wales.”

Lichfield Talking News - a volunteer reader
Celebrating 40 years of Lichfield Talking News

Celebrating 40 years of Lichfield Talking News

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In November 2021 we celebrated 40 years of the Lichfield Talking News service – one of our special Club charities. Longstanding volunteer reader for Lichfield Talking News, Angela Reynolds, is founder President of our Club and here she reflects on the “lifeline” service provided to visually-impaired people in Lichfield, and looks forward to our New Year Quiz in aid of the charity.

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Modern Slavery

Modern Slavery

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Modern Slavery: Today is the United Nations International day for the abolition of slavery.  This commemorates the date of the adoption by the General Assembly, of the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others (resolution 317(IV) of 2 December 1949.

Advocacy In Action

Advocacy In Action

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Advocacy is a key part of our work as Soroptimists, Club Advocacy lead Karen talks about Advocacy In Action and asks: How much do you know about how our Parliament works, what involvement you can have and what your MP can do for you?

Conflict Resolution Day
Conflict Resolution Day

Conflict Resolution Day

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Conflict Resolution Day is a global event, intended to promote the concept of peaceful conflict resolution and was created in 2005 by the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR). It takes place on the 21st October each year. The main purpose of Conflict Resolution Day is to increase awareness of the various peaceful, non-violent methods of conflict resolution available. What are these non-violent methods? Mediation Mediation is a structured, interactive process where an impartial third party assists disputing parties in resolving conflict through the use of specialised communication and negotiation techniques. All participants in mediation are encouraged to actively participate in the process. is a “party-centered” process in that it is focused primarily upon the needs, rights, and interests of the parties. The mediator uses a wide variety of techniques to guide the process in a constructive direction and to help the parties find their optimal