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Soroptimists Orange The World 25 Nov for 16 Days of Action to End Gender Based Violence

Soroptimist International St Albans and District Oranging the World and saying NO! to violence against women in 2022 #OrangeTheWorldHerts

The Global Orange the World Campaign is 16 days of activism to end gender based violence from 25 Nov, the International Day to end Violence Against Women to 10 Dec, Human Rights Day

This year Soroptimist International St Albans and District has engaged with even more schools, places of worship and businesses across the area than last year. Organisations and individuals are challenged to do something orange and send photos to the Soroptimists between 25 Nov and 10 Dec as part of the call to action, with the Museum and Gallery lighting up orange  for the launch of the campaign. See the photos here from Fri 25 Nov.

The outstretched hands in the photos means “Say No! Unite to end violence against women.”


Mayor Councillor Geoff Harrison participated in the launch (pictured here centre next to Soroptimist Denise Powell). Geoff delivered a speech thanking the Soroptimists for the work they do to improve the lives of women and girls locally and globally.

Annie Brewster (pictured here left of Soroptimist Denise Powell in the centre), Chair of Herts County Council and supporter of the Soroptimists for many years is part of the Orange the World Herts Campaign. Annie gave an inspirational speech and looks forward to welcoming Soroptimists to County Hall on Tue 29 Nov when it will also turn orange.

Afterwards the group retired to the Great Northern pub on London Road – which was bedecked in orange!

As we mark the annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence campaign in 2022, this is your opportunity to join hands with survivors, activists, decision-makers and people from every walk of life, to shine a light on the need for funding, essential services, prevention and data that shapes better-informed responses. Ending violence against women is everyone’s business!

Publicity – see page 14 of Radlett News about Radlett Reform Synagogue turning orange
Hear the interview with Soroptimist Denise Powell by Elly O’Meara on Mix92.6FM
Denise is on from from 1:09 for 1 min in, from 1:25 for 6 mins and from 2.06 for 10 mins.

If you want to join in please click here to download your information pack:

SISTA Orange the world 2022 Information Pack

There are also two posters here that venues who are ‘oranging’ can put up, to explain why they are orange. One has an orange background and one has a white background to provide different print options: Orange the World_Posters 2022

If you need further information please contact

During the campaign we are supporting two local organisations in our district working to support victims of gender-based violence and domestic abuse:

Herts Domestic Abuse Helpline and  St Albans and Hertsmere Women’s Refuge

Herts Domestic Abuse HelplineSt Albans and Hertsmere Womens Refuge




Follow the campaign with the hashtag #OrangeTheWorldHerts

Please share any actions on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @sistalbans and/or email to 

Below are our Soroptimist Club’s Programme of activities for Orange the World – please email to join in!

Tue 29 Nov – St Albans and Hertford Soroptimists #OrangeTheWorldHerts – County Hall Hertford will turn orange – we will be served tea at 4pm – photos outside after that. Please email for more info. 
Sat 3 Dec – Soroptimist Big Orange Party Hatfield! – Fundraiser at Hatfield Social Club 7pm to midnight. Ticketed event – £12 – Book now on Eventbrite
Mon 5 Dec – from 5.30pm  “Shake Rattle and Sing – Soroptimists and friends (2 and 4 legged!) will be singing carols and festive songs at St Albans City Station from 5.30pm to 7pm in aid of the local Women’s Refuge marking Human Rights Day. We will then retire to the White Hart Tap for a well-earned supper. Come and join in the fun – wear orange if you can – exercise your vocal cords, shake a bucket or just come and socialise with us in the pub! For more details email:  and see

Ending violence against women is everyone’s business! #OrangeTheWorldHerts