Group backs anti-bomb campaign

First published in News

SOROPTIMISTS in Darlington have backed efforts to reduce the devastating effect of cluster bombs in parts of the developing world.

At their recent meeting, members of Soroptimist International of Darlington and District watched a DVD on the issue.

The DVD was provided by Handicap International, which is aiming to raise awareness of the weapons.

Members of the group have all signed letters urging the Cambodian government to sign up to an international convention making such munitions illegal.

The letters were delivered on Monday (December 3), the international day of persons with disabilities.

Soroptimist Alma Bailey said: “Last year we supported the campaign against banks investing in companies producing cluster munitions. This has produced some good results.

“We are glad to have the chance to support Handicap International again in their current campaign”.

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3:08pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Homshaw1 says...

I agree cluster bombs are nasty and should be outlawed and it is the innocents that suffer but watching a video and signing a letter won't make any difference
I agree cluster bombs are nasty and should be outlawed and it is the innocents that suffer but watching a video and signing a letter won't make any difference Homshaw1
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10:48am Wed 5 Dec 12

stewart09 says...

Letter writing and petitions are exactly the kind of thing that led to the international ban on cluster bombs in the first place, and the ban on landmines. So it clearly does make a difference...
Letter writing and petitions are exactly the kind of thing that led to the international ban on cluster bombs in the first place, and the ban on landmines. So it clearly does make a difference... stewart09
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