Welcome to Soroptimist International Northern England Region

What do Soroptimists Do?  Watch these videos:  https://youtu.be/4bUsPifE_rE   https://www.facebook.com/NESoroptimist/videos/486961468311853/

WHY SHOULD I JOIN SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL?

You will become part of the world’s premier international women’s organisation, focused exclusively on building a better world for women and girls.

You will be able to:

  • Undertake local, national and international projects to benefit women and girls
  • Enjoy service, friendship and fun with like minded women in your area
  • Lobby, influence and make a difference for women at home and abroad
  • Expand your business and professional networks both locally and further afield
  • Meet women from different countries and cultures
  • Attend international and national conferences
  • Attend meetings in 125 countries when you travel for business or leisure
  • Benefit from home hospitality when you visit other countries

Your subscription will give you access to:

  • A worldwide network of business and professional women
  • Members only databases and websites
  • Two high quality magazines – both received regularly throughout the year
  • Reduced price travel, insurance and service offers
  • Residential club in London at highly competitive rates
  • Workshops and a range of opportunities to develop leadership and other personal skills

 
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Soroptimist Vision

  • Soroptimist International is committed to a world where women and girls together achieve their individual and collective potential, realise aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communities worldwide.

Soroptimist Mission

  • Soroptimists inspire action and create opportunities to transform the lives of women and girls through a global network of members and international partnerships.

Soroptimist Values

  • Human Rights for all
  • Global peace and international goodwill
  • Advancing women’s potential
  • Integrity and democratic decision making
  • Volunteering, diversity and friendship

Soroptimist Goals

  • Soroptimist International will improve the lives and status of women and girls through education, empowerment or enabling opportunities.
  • Soroptimist International will be a global voice for increasing access to education and leadership for women and girls.

Google Map of Soroptimist International Northern England 12 Club locations: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=z0uhH16QGQWE.kONVNVLdQheg&usp=sharing

Click here for Regional Information Booklet:  A5_Booklet Revised (006)

 CyGNe0AWQAEPl13CyCTdeJWEAAlMhjIstanbul Convention

Soroptimists and other women’s organisations have campaigned  for the government to ratify the Istanbul Convention.

Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill 2016-17

The Private members Bill has now gone through to the House of Lords 3rd reading on 6 April 2017 in Parliament for Royal Assent by the Queen to become law.

We have successfully lobbied the PMB through the stages in Parliament to become law –  Well done!

Please watch the video for an explanation and background information.  Thank you

Watch “The Istanbul Convention – A roadmap to end violence against women” on #Vimeo

https://vimeo.com/icchangeuk/changeherstory  Thank you to those who have already taken action.  The video explains the reasons why it is important.

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The Istanbul Convention is the most comprehensive legal framework that exists, outlining minimum standards for a State’s response to violence against women…

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