GMIT and Soroptimists support international campaign to eliminate violence against women

Thursday, December 02, 2021 Press Office
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GMIT President Dr Orla Flynn, staff, students and members of the local Soroptimists Club (Castlebar) attended a flag raising ceremony on campus on 25 November marking International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the commencement of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign which concludes on Human Rights Day (10 December). Soroptimist International runs the “Orange the World” campaign using the unifying colour throughout its activities to symbolise a brighter future, free from violence against women and girls. 

Pictured at the raising of the Orange flag at GMIT Mayo,  L to R (front row) Noreen Walsh, Co-President of Soroptimists Castlebar, Ann Caulfield, GMIT lecturer and Co-President of Soroptimists Castlebar, Dr Orla Flynn, President of GMIT, Mary Nestor (in white), Equality, Diversity, Inclusion (EDI) Manager, GMIT, and members of the Soroptimists Club and GMIT staff and students