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Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions-SDG 16

Members addressing SDG 16:

Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions – SDG 16

The UN explains Goal 16 as follows:

“Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals is dedicated to the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, the provision of access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable institutions at all levels.”

25 11 2021 -10 12 2021 UN’s 16 Days of Action Against Gender Based Violence.

Photos below:

Row 1: Photos 1&2, SI Paisley~ Orange Food for Foodbank; photo 3, SI Edinburgh~ overprinted orange scenery.

Row 2: Photo 4, SI Kirkintilloch ~ members outside library lit up orange; photos 5&6, SI Falkirk ~ Falkirk Wheel & Kelpies lit up orange.

Row 3: 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.

Row 4: Photo 10, SI Falkirk ~ Orange Ribbons on bandstand; photo 11, SI Falkirk ~ Orange Lit Church; photo 12, SI Dunfermline ~ members holding overprinted Orange Cards.

Row 5: Photos 13 & 14 SI Kirkcaldy ~ Esplanade Lights Orange; photo 15, SI Kirkcaldy ~ photo & article in Fife Free Press.

Row 6: 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.

Well done SI Falkirk!

1-3 October 2021 SI 100 Years!

Clubs have been celebrating!

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.

2 10 2020 SIGBI Best Practice Awards announced today!

Congratulations to SI Kirkintilloch who won the SIGBI Peace Best Practice Award for their project “Jasmine and Thistle”.

This project brings together Syrian and Scottish women to share experiences, skills and form friendships.

To find out more about SI Kirkintilloch click here.


Photos below were part of their presentation at SIGBI’s first ever Virtual Conference Belfast 31 10 2020.



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.”

To view the whole range of leaflets click here.

Tomorrow’s Women Glasgow:

Tomorrow’s Women is a Community Justice Centre for women who have been involved in offending behaviour.

To find out more about Tomorrow’s Women click here.

SI Glasgow City members are involved in the Tomorrow’s Women, Glasgow, project.

Recognition by FPAC!

SI Glasgow City members presented their work on this project at the on-line Federation Programme Action Committee, (FPAC), on 29 10 2020. Did you know that Programme Action is what we call our work, it’s what we do?

6 12 2019 SI Glasgow City Annual delivery of Xmas presents to Tomorrow's Women.
6 12 2019 SI Glasgow City Annual delivery of Xmas presents to Tomorrow’s Women.


UK Programme Action Committee (UKPAC)

The work of UKPAC is focused on taking steps necessary to Reduce Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG).

The main areas of concern are  as follows:

  • Domestic Abuse and Coercion:  to find out more click here
  • Elder Abuse: to find out more click here .
  • FGM: to find out more click here.
  • 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.


25 11 2020-10 12 2020 The UN’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence Against Women.

Orange the World Photos 2020:

First row SI Glasgow City; second row SI Hamilton; third row SI Falkirk; fourth row SI Dunfermline; 5th row SI Dunfermline, SI Kirkintilloch, SI Kirkintilloch; 6th row SI Edinburgh, SI Kirkcaldy, SI West Lothian; 7th row SI Paisley.

25 11 2019 – 10 12 2019 Orange the World Campaign Against Gender Based Violence:

Why the colour orange, you are asking?

The colour orange symbolises a brighter future and a world free from violence against women and girls.

27 11 2019 Debate in Scottish Parliament on Violence Against Women!

As part of the UN Orange the World Campaign against gender based violence Soroptimists in Scotland South Region gave each member of the Scottish Parliament a flyer on gender based violence.  They also gave an orange knitted bow tie or knitted brooch to wear during the debate on Violence Against Women,  on Wednesday 27 11 2019.  Several Soroptimists attended the debate.

Rally outside The Scottish Parliament before the debate!

They also took part in the rally held at 4.30pm outside the Scottish Parliament before the debate from 17.00 – 18.00.

To find out more about the Scottish Parliament click here .

Lighting up Scotland Orange!

During the 16 Days of Activism members of Scotland South Region worked with Councils and others to have various buildings and sculptures lit up orange.

 Interview on Radio!

The then Joint Presidents of SI Glasgow City were interviewed on radio on 25 11 2019.


See selection of the photos taken below.