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International Woman’s Day 2019

International Woman’s Day 2019

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Members of SI Nottingham celebrated International Women’s Day 2019 with our friends at the local charity WeRhere.  WeRhere support children, young people, their families and carers who have experienced significant traumatic life events such as domestic violence, grief, loss and bereavement. Access to therapeutic support makes a significant difference to the sense of emotional well-being experienced after such life impacting events. Women’s empowerment was celebrated with poetry, readings, and choral music.     

Tie Collection for Purple Community fund

Tie Collection for Purple Community fund

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ALL TIED UP Here are just a few of men’s ties collected in one evening by Nottingham Soroptimists. These will be forwarded to the Purple Community Fund (www.p-c-f.org), based in Southampton. The PCF livelihood programmes provide women with sustainable incomes by training them how to make beautiful upcycled products and the opportunity to start their own business. In this case, ties are used to make items such as tote bags and mobile phone cases. The families they work with want to earn a decent income to leave the slums and support their children. The PCF work in particular in the Philippines, where these women acquiring these skills are less likely to be the victim of human trafficking.

WINNER OF THE STUDENT JOURNALIST AWARD 2017

WINNER OF THE STUDENT JOURNALIST AWARD 2017

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PICTURE PERFECT: THE TRUTH BEHIND THE IMAGE As part of her final year project, Nottingham Trent Broadcast Journalism graduate Jorjah Langthorp investigated media pressure on young women and their self-image in her project: Picture Perfect: the truth behind the images. On her choice of topic Jorjah said “I look at how my 13 year old younger sister reacts to social media, as compared to myself not too long ago.  The greater pressure is worrying Now the work has been selected by the members of Soroptimist International of Nottingham as their top piece of journalism created by students at the Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism at Nottingham Trent University. This is the fifth year SI of Nottingham has awarded a prize to a student journalist for a 3rd year project raising awareness of women’s issues in the media. This adds to the Soroptimist’s goal of enabling