Sutton Coldfield groups united in international campaign

Town unites to support Orange project against gender violence.

Three local institutions have worked together to support an international campaign to support women and girl survivors of violence.

Sutton Coldfield Town Hall trustee Rosemary Walton is a member of Soroptimist International Sutton Coldfield, a group which has been running locally since 1945. They work together to highlight important causes and campaigns around the world and find solutions and support. The worldwide network of women is linked to the United Nations.

The Town Hall offered to support the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence by using orange lighting and displays to highlight the campaign, which started on 25th November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It runs until Human Rights Day on 10th December.

Local art and textile recycling organisation The UP Creative Community CIC, headed by Helen Waite, provided a display in the Box Office of the Town Hall and encouraged locals to ‘Orange the World’ by turning their windows, gardens and clothing orange for the 16 days.