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Soroptimists Orange The World 25 Nov for 16 Days of Action to End Violence Against Women

Soroptimists support the global Orange the World Campaign – 16 days of activism to end gender based violence from 25 Nov, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day.

Hertfordshire County Hall lit up orange on 30 Nov. See the photo. The event was organised by SI Hertford and District. Cllr Terry Douris, Chair of Herts County Council welcomed everyone to the Orange the World Event with tea in the ballroom. There were speeches by Hertford Soroptimist Kate Belinis and St Albans Soroptimist Denise Powell. Members of both Clubs attended to support the event. Members of the Herts White Ribbon Steering Group were also active participants in the event because the goals are the same as for Orange The World – ending violence against women. There were Mayors in attendance from across Hertfordshire plus High Sheriff-Elect Annie Brewster. There were attendees from Herts CC focusing on  Domestic Abuse and Violence Against Women and Girls. Charities Safer Places and Mind were also represented. The photo shows attendees of the event on the steps outside County Hall with their hand outstretched to say “stop the violence”.

See the SI St Albans and District website for more events that were happening across Hertfordshire for the #OrangetheWorldHerts Campaign

Other Clubs in the Region also got involved with #OrangeTheWorld. The Region marked the end of the #16DaysofActivism with the Human Rights Day event – click here for more

The Hertfordshire County Hall  event was covered in the Hertfordshire Mercury – see below for more photos from the event.