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Choose to challenge – Climate change

Choose to challenge – Climate change

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We have launched our ‘Trees for Life’ Project which will provide global benefits for women in association with Treesisters who fund a ‘Reforestation Revolution’ to restore tropical rainforests. Together this network of empowered women across the globe aim to plant 1 million to 1 billion trees a year. This puts women in the driving seat of change and economically active. #choosetochallenge #IWWD2021 @soroptimists @SIGBI1 @internationalwomensday_global @women__empowering__women #eveningchronicle #treesisters #askmewhyiamasoroptimist @womensday      

Choose to challenge – Food poverty

Choose to challenge – Food poverty

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S.I. Newcastle upon Tyne continues to support and connect with projects; local, national and international. We support local foodbanks by donations of food, toilet rolls, sanitary products and money. #choosetochallenge #IWWD2021 @womensday @soroptimists @SIGBI1 @women_empowering_women #askmewhyiamasoroptimist #eveningchronicle #westendfoodbank

Choose to Challenge -Trafficking

Choose to Challenge -Trafficking

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  As we journey on the Road to Equality, Soroptimists International work’s globally to End Human Trafficking, recognising it as as a heinous violation of fundamental human rights.  #choosetochallenge #IWWD2021 @womensday @soroptimists @soroptimistgbi @women__empowering__women #askmewhyiamasoroptimist #traffickinghub #stopthetraffik #eastendwomen #eveningchronicle

A very positive evening!!!!

A very positive evening!!!!

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Positivity ! Motivational! Emotional Well-being ! All served in a fun package by Jenny from Rainbow End’s Coaching tonight . Check them out at www.rainbowsendcoaching.com @soroptimists @SIGBI1 #askmewhyiamasoroptimist @women__empowering__women @advocating.mentalhealth

The Clewer Initiative – ‘Women in the Shadows,’ the new Lent Course

The Clewer Initiative – ‘Women in the Shadows,’ the new Lent Course

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For many years, Soroptimists have raised awareness about Modern Day Slavery and trafficking, so we are pleased to share this online course prepared by The Clewer Initiative – Women in the Shadows.  Please see the following message from Bishop Alastair Redfern, The Clewer Initiative. The above course is now ready to download on The Clewer Initiative website – www.theclewerinitiative.org /womenintheshadows Everything you will need  is online and is a resource to use during Lent. The focus of the course is how women and girls can become trapped in sexual exploitation, forced labour and county lines drug smuggling and what life is like for them beyond slavery. It also explores how we can support victims as they recover from the trauma and build resilient communities where modern slavery is noticed and cannot thrive. It is so important that we raise awareness of the suffering of marginalised

Ask for ANI scheme for those at risk of domestic abuse

Ask for ANI scheme for those at risk of domestic abuse

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“It is incredibly important that victims and survivors know there are safe spaces and lifelines within their own communities,” says Dame Vera Baird*, as she welcomes the launch of the codeword scheme. Ask For ANI campaign website. From 14 January victims of domestic abuse will be able to access much-needed support from thousands of pharmacies across the UK, backed by the Government. The Ask for ANI scheme allows those at risk or suffering from abuse to discreetly signal that they need help and access to support. By asking for ANI, a trained pharmacy worker will offer a private space where they can understand if the victim needs to speak to the police or would like help to access support services such as national or local domestic abuse helplines. As an essential retailer based on high streets across the country, and with specifically trained staff, pharmacies can provide a safe space for victims to sound an alarm if they are isolated at home with their abuser and unable to get help in another way.