Two longstanding Soroptimists were honoured by the National Alliance of Women’s Organisations (NAWO) at a gathering in Europe House, London. Zarin Hainsworth OBE, Chair of NAWO, introduced the Elder Awards, which were set up to celebrate the work of feminists who are over 80, are still heavily involved in the women’s movement, and who by their work have inspired others.
Hilary Page, a long-time Member of SI Lewisham in London Chilterns Region and Past-President of her Club and her Region (now a member of SI Epsom), was nominated for her many years of service to Soroptimist International at every level including SI Great Britain and Ireland Federation President and Soroptimist International President. The award recognised her work promoting the equal role of women in society including establishing Gender Action for Peace and Security (GAPS) GAPS was founded to progress the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. The three winners left to right are Audrey Forster, Hilary Page and Annette Lawson.
Pictured at the award ceremony are: left to right: Liz Batten, Pam Lee, Wendi Momen, Audrey Forster, Jenny Vince, Barbara Watts, Hilary Page, Pat Black and Margaret Clark.