Women’s progress group the Soroptimists of Guernsey were handing out reminders to the public today of the signs of an abusive relationship. 1 in 4 Women experience domestic abuse in their lifetime. 1 in 6 Men experience domestic abuse in their lifetime. 95% Domestic abuse survivors say they experienced coercive control. The campaign group took
The girls had six subject areas they could choose to speak on, tackling difficult issues such as domestic violence, sweatshops and challenges faced by women in the modern workplace. The judges agreed that all of the girls put on great performances and, after much debate, Anna Woodside from Wallace High School was crowned the winner,
A CAMPAIGN aimed at helping ensure communities in developing countries have access to safe, clean toilets is being launched with the help of Leicester’s Lord Mayor this week. Women’s voluntary organisation Soroptimist International Leicester are launching the Leicester Toilet Twinning Project, to help fund sanitation projects in poor communities across the world. Figures show that
A new sign on the bench on The Strand invites passers-by to ‘Have a seat if you want to chat’ and has been provided by Soroptimist International Barnstaple and District. Anyone walking, jogging or cycling past the seat is urged to chat to anyone sitting there on their own who may be a bit down.
A fun mental wellness event will be held in Cockermouth to coincide with World Mental Health Day. Cockermouth Soroptimists are holding the ‘Be Kind to Yourself’ event in United Reformed Church on October 12, from 10am to 3pm. President Katherine Eilbeck said that the theme this year is for all UK Soroptimist clubs to focus
Cardigan Soroptimists are to host a charity lunch in aid of Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital, Cardiff on Sunday, October 13, at The Cliff Hotel. Acclaimed Cardigan poet Ceri Wyn Jones, who has twice won the Eisteddfod chair, is the day’s guest speaker. Tickets for the event are still available. To book a place, contact Avril
Faced with millions of dollars in damages incurred in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Karen, president of Soroptimist International of San Fernando Bebe Ajodha says the club will meet soon to discuss what kind of assistance will be given to flood victims. In an interview, Ajodha said an executive meeting will be held on Thursday.
HANDMADE Twiddlemuffs have been delivered to care home residents living with dementia. Members of Soroptimist International (SI) of Salisbury, and their friends and family, have been busy creating the gifts, which were presented to the Order of St John team at Bemerton Lodge last Tuesday. Twiddlemuffs are knitted, crocheted and sewn items with tactile attachments,
PUNE: Citizens came together on Sunday morning to plant trees at Hanuman Tekdi in Shivajinagar. The plantation drive was conducted by environmentalists and the international women’s volunteer, NGO Soroptimist International (Pune Metro East), along with the tree plantation NGO, Nelda Foundation. The activity started at 8am and went on till around 9.30am. The group planted