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International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women.

International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women.

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Soroptimists Believe to Achieve a collective global effort on International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women. This is the first day of #16DaysofActivism.Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis, violence against women has intensified. A Shadow Pandemic of domestic violence is growing and we need to stem the tide. Everyone has a role to play in this -What’s Yours?   We will #OrangetheWorld: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect in support of #GenerationEquality. Soroptimists Believe to Achieve Zero Tolerance against Gender Based Violence.

Soroptimists from Newcastle upon Tyne ORANGE the world!

Soroptimists from Newcastle upon Tyne ORANGE the world!

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https://sigbi.org/newcastle-upon-tyne/ www.sigbi.org/.uk             Soroptimists from Newcastle upon Tyne ORANGE the world!   25th November marks the UN International Day of the Elimination of Violence against Women, and the start of 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence which ends on 10th December (Human Rights Day). Members of Soroptimist International Newcastle upon Tyne will join other Soroptimists across the world taking action and calling for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The 16 Days of Activism against Gender based Violence takes place between 25 November and 10 December each year. The theme for 2020 is “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!” On each of the 16 days of activism, Soroptimists from around the world will be tweeting, posting on Facebook and Instagram to raise awareness of campaigns to support women in violent situations. Please engage with our campaign. As the

COMING SOON – ACTIVISM AGAINST GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

COMING SOON – ACTIVISM AGAINST GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

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  The 16 Days of Activism against Gender based Violence takes place between 25 November and 10 December each year. The theme for 2020 is “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!” As the world retreated inside homes due to the lockdown measures introduced to curb the COVID-19 pandemic, reports showed an alarming increase in the already existing pandemic of violence against women.   “Accompanying the crisis has been a spike in domestic violence reporting, at exactly the time that services, including rule of law, health and shelters, are being diverted to address the pandemic,” stated the UN Secretary-General’s report, “Shared Responsibility, Global Solidarity: Responding to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19“.   In the lead up to the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence, we are pleased to share the following videos : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llNP__bW-o0&feature=emb_title- The Shadow Pandemic narrated by Kate Winslet – 1 minute long

A Charter Lunch with a difference!

A Charter Lunch with a difference!

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Yesterday was S.I. Newcastle’s 83rd Charter celebration but in a different format. We were joined by a number of representatives from Northern Region clubs and our friendship club S.I. Glasgow Central. Participants were asked to donate to our local food banks so that we could share a ‘virtual’ Christmas Dinner with a family. @SIGBI1 @newcastlesoroptimists

Congratulations to Christine!!!

Congratulations to Christine!!!

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It’s been a very strange year when we have had so many changes.  This weekend should have been the Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland Conference in Belfast., but instead it was our first digital conference.  Under normal circumstances our President of SI Northern England would have handed over the Presidential Chain to Christine Lumsdon, a long serving and greatly respected member of SI Newcastle upon Tyne, in the Change of Insignia ceremony. Although we do not have any photographs to welcome Christine to her new post, all at Newcastle S.I. are delighted to congratulate her and to wish her well in her presidential year. Christine  has generously agreed   to share the Presidency with her  predecessor, Joyce Chesney, until March 2021.  In these extraordinary times, President Joyce has done  a magnificent job in leading soroptimists across Northern England and has made great use of

Celebrating 100 years of Soroptimism -planting for 2021

Celebrating 100 years of Soroptimism -planting for 2021

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S.I. Newcastle members have added a new challenge to their list to celebrate 💯 years of Soroptimists: planting 💯bulbs each. So far 3 members have achieved this. It promises to be a beautiful spring. #askmewhyiamasoroptimist #soroptimists @SIGBI1 @soroptimists For more information about how we are celebrating 100 years, please see our 100 for 100 page

Update on Domestic Violence champions (2)

Update on Domestic Violence champions (2)

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In September, we were fortunate enough to be shortlisted for the Northern Region’s ‘Reach for the Skies’ award.  While we did not win, we received a certificate  (Please see below) .   A copy of the presentation given by our Programme Officer, Christine, is available on our Women’s Safety and Security page. This gives more information about the project and the Domestic Violence Champions.