“Women on the Bridge” event in London International Women’s Day – Monday 8th March
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.
Pictured here with Annie Lennox are Julie Blackwell (Soroptimist international London Chilterns Regional President) and Johanna Raffan (Soroptimist international London Chilterns Regional President-Elect).
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