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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

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