St Albans & District Soroptimists Oranged the world (well Hertfordshire anyway!).
SI London Chilterns Region is very proud that the photo montage produced by the St Albans & District Soroptimist Club won the SIGBI Photo of the month competition for January 2022.
Building on their success in 2020 when they ‘Oranged’ the beautiful St Albans Museum, (see photos and read more about it here
) this year the Club set out to ‘Orange’ Hertfordshire as part of the United Nations Orange the World Campaign
and the 16 days of activism to end gender based violence from 25 Nov to 16 Dec 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence
Please watch the video on YouTube
They wrote to significant buildings, councillors, businesses and senior schools, seeking support…..and got it!.
The Museum were once again delighted to support the Club and this year laid on a ‘lighting up’ tea in the Courtroom which enabled the Club to invite supporters and Club members to join us for a professional photo-shoot.
Herts County Council, through Deputy Chair of the Council, Annie Brewster, gave the Club another photo opportunity, lighting up County Hall.
were able to use the campaign in some sessions with clients and children staying at
the Refuge to explore why ending violence against women is so important.
The Club had so many great photos that they were able to produce a video – see the link above. The Club was delighted at the level of support and are already developing plans for OTW 2022.
Since the murders of Sarah Everard and Sabina Nessa the need to take action has never been more important.
Between 25 November – 10 December 2021, buildings all over Hertfordshire lit up Orange raising awareness of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence. It is a call to action and to raise awareness at a local, national, and international level about violence against women and girls.
Please click here to see the Information Pack produced for the campaign:
Orange the world Information Pack_ Soroptimist International St Albans and District 2021-low res
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Ending violence against women is everyone’s business!