Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) is a global organisation. Our membership is comprised of women from many nations, races and walks of life. Our work is carried out to help women and girls from a vast range of backgrounds and experiences.
We work to fight prejudice wherever we find it and however it appears.
In recent days, SIGBI has been acutely aware of the issues raised by the Black Lives Matters campaign.
Naturally, SIGBI stands with all our sisters fighting for equality.
However, at this time, we believe it is more important to listen to the experiences and viewpoints of our diverse membership and act in accordance with this, rather than issue a hollow, albeit it expedient, PR statement.
We will therefore be taking the time to consult our membership and will issue a statement about our findings and actions going forwards once we have done this.
In the meantime, we will continue our work to combat inequality and prejudice around the world.
Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) supports Soroptimist International, who have also released a statement.