On this page, examples of how members are addressing Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions SDG 16 are described.
The UN explains Goal 16 as follows:
“Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) is dedicated to the promotion of peaceful & inclusive societies for sustainable development, the provision of access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable institutions at all levels.”
9 03 2023 SI New York City Centenary celebration!
Pat Black, SI Advocacy Advisor; SI President Maureen Maguire present, while in New York for CSW 67.
Challenging Violence Against Women 25 01 2023:
16 Days of Activism 25 11 2022 – 10 12 2022:
Campaigning to “Orange the World” and stop violence against women!
See photos below to learn about the activities of the members of SI SS Region:
First Row: SIGBI Graphic for 16 Days 2022; SI Falkirk members Collage photo; SI Glasgow City members taking action in Cafe at Royal Concert Hall.
Second Row: First & Second photos SI Dunfermline members; Third photo Edinburgh Castle lit up orange!
Third Row: First & Second photos: SI Paisley Reclaim the Night March organised by Barnardo’s with help from SI Paisley; Third photo SI Paisley orange wrapped food for Foodbank.
Fourth Row: SI Dunfermline Coffee Meeting included orange wrapped chocolates; Orange balloons at Club Meeting; Presentation on Human Rights.
Fifth Row: First photo: SI Kirkcaldy members campaigning in Cafe; Second & Third photos SI Hamilton members Orange themed Christmas Function.
The photos below show some of the work done to support “Orange Day” 25 09 2022:
First, second & third photos show efforts made by SI Dunfermline members.
Fourth photo shows a poster, one of a series of National Rail UK posters outlining what is unacceptable behaviour. Confidential Helpline 0800 7830137. Poster was noted by a member SI Edinburgh
25 08 2022 “Orange Day”
The UNite campaign has proclaimed the 25th of each month as “Orange Day”. A day to increase awareness and take action to end Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG).
Poster below was produced for 25 08 2022. Also in pdf format Forced marriage.
25 11 2021 -10 12 2021 UN’s 16 Days of Action Against Gender Based Violence.
First Row: Photos 1&2, SI Paisley~ Orange Food for Foodbank; photo 3, SI Edinburgh~ overprinted orange scenery.
Second Row: Photo 4, SI Kirkintilloch ~ members outside library lit up orange; photos 5&6, SI Falkirk ~ Falkirk Wheel & Kelpies lit up orange.
Third Row: Photo 7, SI Falkirk ~ Orange Ribbons; photo 8, SI Falkirk~ members holding Orange Cards to faces, having tied Orange Ribbons to bandstand posts; photo 9, SI Falkirk ~ members having tied Orange Ribbons to bandstand posts.
Fourth Row: Photo 10, SI Falkirk ~ Orange Ribbons on bandstand; photo 11, SI Falkirk ~ Orange Lit Church; photo 12, SI Dunfermline ~ members holding overprinted Orange Cards.
Fifth Row: Photos 13 & 14 SI Kirkcaldy ~ Esplanade Lights Orange; photo 15, SI Kirkcaldy ~ photo & article in Fife Free Press.
Sixth Row: Photo 16 SI Kirkcaldy Orange decorated Tree. Photo 17, SI Glasgow City members with banner and Lord Provost, City Chambers, marking 16 Days of Activism 2021.
Soroptimists News December 2021 Issue
SI Falkirk’s Orange Work achieved mention on back page December issue 2021; photo of Orange lit Falkirk Wheel included.
First photo below shows SI Dunfermline members; 2nd and 3rd show SI Edinburgh members; 4th shows SI Glasgow City members; 5th shows SI Hamilton members; 6th shows SI Hamilton’s lit candles and congratulations messages; 7th shows SI Kirkintilloch members.
October 2020 New Resources:
Have you seen our new publicity leaflets for use at your events? To see an example click on soroptimistsJOINUS3. Why choose this leaflet? How will it help to publicise our aims and tell others who we are?
Theme for this leaflet:
“Women and girls continue to experience multiple forms of violence at home and in public.”
Forced Marriage and Honour based Violence: to find out more click here.
Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking: to find out more click here
Reducing Women’s Imprisonment: to find out more click here. Did you know that UKPAC works with the Prison Reform Trust to help women caught up in the Criminal Justice System? To find out more click here.