The February 2024 issue of Global Voice is now available. Articles this issue are International Day of Education Our Voice at the UN: UNESCO General Conference Visible and Vocal: public speaking competition Commission on the Status of Women Read Global Voice Global Voice is produced by Soroptimist International, of which Soroptimist International Great Britain and
The United Nations’ website describes International Days and weeks as occasions to educate the public on issues of concern and to mobilise political will, also to celebrate and reinforce the achievements of humanity. As I write, in October 2023, we have very little to celebrate. With war ongoing in several countries and with the media
We are delighted to welcome two new Clubs which have been chartered in October. SI Whitstable and District was chartered on 1 October 2023, and SI Northampton on 7 October 2023. President Cathy was delighted to charter both Clubs. Congratulations to the Clubs and their members.
We are delighted to announce the Charter of a new Club in Srinagar (Kashmir), India, on Saturday 19 August 2023. President Cathy travelled to India to charter the Club. Media interest was high and the charter featured in four local newspapers Rising Kashmir Daily Excelsior Greater Kashmir Kashmir Images Congratulations to SI Srinagar (Kashmir). Welcome
We are delighted to present the Soroptimist International Quadrennial Report 2020-2023, detailing the work done by the five Soroptimist Federations over the last four years. Details are also given of the Soroptimist International Foundation, which replaces the International Presidents’ Appeals. See the SI Website for full details. SI Quadrennial Report 2020-2023 SI Foundation page on
President Cathy Cottridge has signed the following statement for SIGBI Statement of Support for the Resistance of Iranian Women As we approach the first anniversary of the Iranian people’s uprising for freedom, we, the undersigned, express our solidarity and support for the uprising of the Iranian people, especially women. On September 16, 2022, a nationwide
In 2017 Dame Vera Baird KC, then the Police and Crime Commissioner for the area, initiated a unique partnership between SIGBI and criminal justice partners in Northumbria. She engaged local Soroptimists in an observation project in which they watched over 220 sessions of the Specialist Domestic Violence Courts (now Specialist Domestic Abuse Courts), answering a
On behalf of all members of Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland Limited, we would like to congratulate King Charles III and Queen Camilla on their coronation on 6 May 2023. Soroptimists will be participating in The Big Help Out initiative, a fantastic way to encourage volunteering and build community spirit. Why don’t you join