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International Day of Families

International Day of Families

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Families and New Technologies “Family is the basic and most important institution of society.” The United Nations General Assembly in 1993 recognised the importance of having a basic family system within the role of social development globally, and has, since 1994 observed the 15th May as International Family Day. Who is in your family? I

SIGBI Donates £1,000 to the Red Cross for the crisis in India

SIGBI Donates £1,000 to the Red Cross for the crisis in India

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Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) Ltd has donated £1,000 to the Red Cross to help with the Coronavirus crisis. In response to the latest wave, over 46,000 Red Cross staff and volunteers across 550 districts in India are supporting Covid-19 response efforts. They are providing vital oxygen supplies, ambulance services, first aid, medical

President’s May 2021 Message

President’s May 2021 Message

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  Blog written by Ruth Healey, Director of Finance.   ‘Every mention of Soroptimism brings the inevitable question from the uninitiated …..”Yes, but what does Soroptimism do?” It can be said with confidence that wherever help is needed in the future the service of Soroptimism will follow just as surely.’   These are the opening

Earth Day 2021

Earth Day 2021

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“I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree”                                                                                                Joyce Kilmer 22nd April, Earth Day! The very name conjures up a picture of serenity. Tall, robust trees, luxuriant undergrowth, streams, rivers and lakes and thriving native biodiversity…birds and animals creating an orchestra of forest music. Restore Our Earth

SI Position on withdrawal of countries from the Istanbul Convention

SI Position on withdrawal of countries from the Istanbul Convention

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Since 1921, Soroptimist International (SI) has been founded on the principles of human rights, social and economic justice, equality, peace, and international goodwill to transform the lives of girls and women of all ages, through our international partnerships, and our global network of members. SI is a worldwide volunteer organisation for women, in 3000 communities