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14 April 2018
Building Bridges: Uniting Communities 

SOPA was pleased to contribute to the Soroptimist’s International Scottish Conference at the University of Stirling on Saturday 14 April. 

Speakers: SI President Mariet Verhoef-Cohen: Women, Water and Leadership
and Maggie Lennon, Director, The Bridges Project
Interactive Workshops:
Scottish Older People's Assembly - Glenda Watt
Our work at the United Nations - Angela Sauvage, SI UN Representative
Generations Working Together - Maureen O'Reilly
Philippines Community Fund - Jane Walker

48 Soroptimists took part in two SOPA workshops at which older people’s concerns were discussed. The issues raised will be delivered to the Assembly in the Scottish Parliament on 23 April.

Founded in 1921, Soroptimist International is a global volunteer movement with a network of over 75,000 club members in 122 countries. Advocating for human rights and gender equality, at the heart of Soroptimist International’s advocacy is its work across six UN Centres, where our UN representatives ensure that the voices of women and girls are heard. Our membership work on grassroots projects that help women and girls achieve their individual and collective potential, realise aspirations and have an equal voice in communities worldwide.

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