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Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions-SDG 16

Describing the  ways in which members are addressing SDG 16.

Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions – SDG16

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. ”

To find out more click here.


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.


The Criminal Justice System in Scotland:

The Criminal Justice System in Scotland consists of a complex set of legal processes based on principles of fairness, a respect for human rights and independent decision-making. It is adversarial in nature, which means that the two sides involved in a criminal case oppose each other in court.

To find out more click here

How does community justice work in Scotland?

Community Justice Scotland works with a broad range of statutory agencies and third sector organisations that are involved in the delivery of community justice related services throughout Scotland. With them Community Justice Scotland helps to develop effective local service delivery plans and report their outcomes to Scottish ministers.

To find out more 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?

FPAC Blog:

To view the FPAC Blog on SIGBI Conference Belfast 2020 click here.  This presentation is listed under Item 3. Europe. Scroll down page to reach it.

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.

2020 UNiTE Campaign Theme is “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!”

To find out more click here 

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.