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Elimination of violence against women and girls

Members of Soroptimist International of SI Northallerton along with Soroptimists from throughout Yorkshire wore something orange on 25th November at the start of the United Nations 16 Days of Action for the Elimination of violence against women and girls and its mission to ‘Orange the World’. The day coincided with the Regional Council Meeting held in Barnsley where newly elected Yorkshire President Chris Clark welcomed over 80 members from the 23 Yorkshire Clubs.
The Yorkshire President’s theme for this year is ‘Power of the Second Chance with Yorkshire Clubs raising awareness and supporting women and girls affected by violence. The Lord Mayor of Sheffield Anne Murphy joined members for lunch.
Soroptimist International is a worldwide women’s voluntary organisation working to Educate, Enable and Empower women and girls locally and globally. New members are welcome For more information call Ann Whitewick 01609 770209 or visit our website www.sigbi.org/northallerton