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Friday 4 March – Tuesday 8 March UN Gift Box Project North East, City Library New Bridge Street West, Newcastle NE1 8AX

Friday 4 March – Tuesday 8 March UN Gift Box Project North East, City Library New Bridge Street West, Newcastle NE1 8AX

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Stop the Traffik unwrap the GIFT box   Partnership Project with SI Darlington, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, South Shields, Sunderland, Tynedale & Tynemouth, Whitley Bay & District DO YOU WANT TO SEE THE WORLD AND EARN GOOD MONEY? A better life, an education, a good job and a loving relationship are all enticing promises. But things aren’t always what they seem. STOP THE TRAFFIK and United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT) have teamed up and created the GIFT box. GIFT box is a unique way to raise awareness about human trafficking and gather knowledge on the issue. The large walk-in street sculptures invite you inside with promises and offers, but once inside you are presented with a different reality. The GIFT box Global journey The GIFT box is a unique project launched by STOP THE TRAFFIK and UN.GIFT during the London 2012 Olympics. Around

Letter to local press February 4th 2016

Letter to local press February 4th 2016

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Dear Editor, The people of Newcastle recently made clear their lack of welcome for Return of Kings / Roosh V and his proposed pro-rape assembly in our city. His advocacy of sexual exploitation of women was particularly repulsive and breathtaking. We think that local people would disapprove equally strongly of sexual exploitation through human trafficking, an activity sadly far more prevalent in our area than the views of these absurd extremists. Women members of Soroptimist International are joining the campaign to ‘Stop the Traffik’ and will be in Newcastle’s city library from Friday 4th to Tuesday 8th March with a vibrant piece of enormous street art. The U. N. Gift Box is a global project to campaign against Modern Day Slavery and this event is to raise awareness of sexual exploitation in our communities. Do come and see us and join the campaign to eradicate

UNITED NATIONS GIFT BOX

UNITED NATIONS GIFT BOX

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January 2016 Thirteen members met at Gosforth Golf Club to talk around future events including the United Nations Gift Box  event at Newcastle City Library on 4th – 8th March  across International Women’s Day. We looked at an update for the website though we intend to keep the section on the club’s amazing history and expand on the life stories of some of our notable former members. Delighted that our retired members group has decided to match fund the club’s donation to the Cumbria Flood Disaster fund especially to support women alone with children who are less likely to have been insured. FUNDING IS NOW CONFIRMED FOR TRANSPORT FOR THE UN BOX!  Thanks to the Police and Crime Commissioners for Durham and Cleveland for their support and swift decisions. The next meeting of the UN Gift Box Co-ordinating group is at The Quality Inn, East