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World Water Day

World Water Day

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“Water is life and in order to save life on our planet, we need to first save water.”                  Warm wishes on the occasion of World Water Day to all World Water Day, held on March 22nd every year since 1993, celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2 billion people living without access to

International Women’s Day 8 March 2022 #BreakTheBias #IWD2022

International Women’s Day 8 March 2022 #BreakTheBias #IWD2022

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International Women’s Day this year will be focusing on ‘Gender Equality today for a sustainable tomorrow’ with the theme of #BreakTheBias. International days are occasions to educate the general public on issues of concern, to mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity. International Women’s Day

President’s Message March 2022

President’s Message March 2022

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Dear Members, As we celebrate International Women’s Day, our thoughts must turn to the terrifying situation in Ukraine. Tens of thousands of women and children have fled, separated from their men folk and leaving behind their homes, to seek shelter in neighbouring countries. So far, most of the Refugees have arrived in Poland, with the

World Day of Social Justice

World Day of Social Justice

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Social justice is a political and philosophical theory which focuses on the concept of fairness in the relations of individuals in society and equal access to wealth, opportunities, social privileges and fruits of economic growth. As a concept, it arose in the early 19th century during the Industrial Revolution throughout Europe, which aimed to stop

President’s Message February 2022

President’s Message February 2022

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Dear Members, As we enter the month of February, no doubt your thoughts will be turning towards planning your events to celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March 2022. However before then, there are several UN Days in February which resonate with Soroptimists; on the 6th – the all-important International Day of Zero Tolerance to

International Day of Education

International Day of Education

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Isn’t education a human right for everyone? The right to education is enshrined in article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The declaration calls for free and compulsory elementary education. Why is it then that 258 million children and youths still do not attend school; 617 million children and adolescents cannot read and