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Day 16 - 16 Days of Activism. Human Rights Day

10 December 2018

Celebrate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights turning 70! Let’s stand up for equality, justice and human dignity.
December 10 (Human Rights Day), marks the start of the International President's Appeal, Women, Water and Leadership, which apart from the attendance at the Commission on the Status of Women, is the only occasion on which the 4 Federations are united in action. Soroptimists are asked to make some small personal sacrifice and donate the money saved to a project chosen by the President of Soroptimist International. Clubs are also encouraged to conduct special fund raising for the Appeal.

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Day 14 - 16 Days of Activism. Aged Gender Violence.

08 December 2018

Read an article from Dr Katherine Hunt trained in Psychology, Financial Planning, Commerce, Finance, Law and Economics, and is currently an academic with the Griffith Business School. Katherine writes about Financial Abuse and Women.

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Day 13 - 16 Days of Activism. UN SDG’s and Violence Against Women.

05 December 2018

The UN Sustainable Development Goals and Violence against Women

17 global goals were set by The United Nations General Assembly in 2015. The Goals are broad and interdependent, and each has a separate list of targets to achieve.

The primary Goal related to Violence against Women is Goal 5 “Gender Equality”.

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Day 12 - 16 Days of Activism. Raise awareness and STOP harmful traditions – FGM

06 December 2018

The UN states that at least 200 million women and girls alive today have undergone female genital mutilation. Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision, is the ritual cutting or removal of some or all of the external female genitalia.

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Day 11- 16 Days of Activism. Sanctuary:Shelter for Women Project Fiji

05 December 2018

This report on Domestic Violence and the importance of shelters by Immediate Past President of the South West Pacific – Theresa Lyford.
Theresa is the Project Liaison for the Federation Project – Sanctuary: Shelter for Women, Fiji.

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Day 10 - 16 Days of Activism. Keeping The Conversation Going

04 December 2018

To break the cycle of violence against women we must understand how it is linked to disrespect and gender inequality.

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Soroptimist International is a global movement of women, with members belonging to more than 3,000 clubs in 126 countries/territories, spread over 4 federations.

Members of Clubs represent a wide range of occupations, talents and interests. The theme "Soroptimists - Educate to Lead" with a focus to Education, Enable and Empower provides opportunities for members to improve the lives of women and girls world wide.

Through international partnerships and a global network of members, Soroptimists inspire action and create opportunities to transform the lives of women and girls by: advocating for equity and equality; creating safe and healthy environments; increasing access to education; and developing leadership and practical skills for a sustainable future.


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