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World Braille Day

World Braille Day

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World Braille Day is celebrated on 4th January which is Louis Braille’s birthday. Opening up the world of books and reading to those affected by visual impairment and sight loss is truly a gift. Do we take this pleasure for granted Perhaps? It is hard to imagine a life without the ability to read. For

Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day

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As we approach the end of the year and start to reflect on the main issues the world has faced during the past twelve months, observing Human Rights Day gives us the opportunity to consider those which have had the greatest impact on us. The UN theme for Human Rights Day this year is ‘Equality

UN Day of Tolerance

UN Day of Tolerance

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“Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our being” – Mahatma Gandhi International Day of Tolerance on November 16th is a great opportunity for you to think back to the last time you had a different

President’s Message November 2021

President’s Message November 2021

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Dear Members, Over the last week we have had the pleasure of joining together for SIGBI’s 87th Annual Conference and what an inspiring experience we have had, a fitting end to Soroptimist International’s centenary year! My congratulations and sincere thanks to Conference Chair Anne and all her committee, for all they have achieved despite an

International Day of the Girl Child

International Day of the Girl Child

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International Day of the Girl Child celebrations take place on 11th October every year and this year’s theme is ‘Digital Generation. Our generation’. It is, perhaps, not surprising that this theme has been chosen this year, in light of the acceleration in digital platforms for learning, earning and connecting due to the Corona Virus pandemic. Sadly, some

President’s Message October 2021

President’s Message October 2021

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Dear members, I hope you have all had an enjoyable summer, although it seemed to pass all too quickly. Here we are already in October and rapidly approaching the end of the centennial year. The celebrations culminate this weekend, when Soroptimists from around the world will gather virtually, to celebrate 100 years of Soroptimist International