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St Albans Soroptimists Oranged the world

SI St Albans Orange the WorldSt 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!.
St Albans Soroptimists Orange The World at the MuseumThe 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. St Albans Soroptimists Orange The World at the Museum 251121
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 SISTA OTW SAHWR Refugethe 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.
If you would like to be involved in 2022 please email 
For more detail please see the Club’s website

The Club had coverage in the Herts Advertiser at the start of the campaign

Since the murders of Sarah Everard and Sabina Nessa the need to take action has never been more important.

OTW16 days imageBetween 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

If you need further information please contact

Ending violence against women is everyone’s business!