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SI Sunderland Lights the City in Orange for 16 Days of Action

Members of SI Sunderland joined other Soroptimists across the world taking action and calling for the Elimination of Violence against Women.  From 25th November we posted on our social media platforms a message and images each day to raise awareness of this issue and signpost people to organisations that can help and support. Some very famous faces joined us in helping us get this very important message across.

SI Sunderland President Rosemary Jenkinson says, ‘Everyone deserves to live a life free from fear, abuse and violence and we were concerned that the pandemic has escalated abuse and closed down routes to safety for women. Our social media posts are designed to get the message out that you are not alone and there are organisations who are still able to help you as well and of course to raise awareness of the issue. We must not forget the struggle of victims and survivors of domestic violence in Sunderland, especially in these extraordinary times.’

Sunderland City Council has agreed to light landmarks such as Penshaw Monument, The Northernspire Bridge and the White Lighthouse in orange to show there is always hope.

The slides used in the campaign can be found below but for the full experience go to our Facebook page.

To view the show just click on the image and you can view the slides at your own pace. We hope you enjoy it.