Congratulations to all of the girls who took part in our Girls Public Speaking Competition yesterday at the Mansion House in Dublin. Well done to all of the girls who performed so well, they had very powerful speeches. We were delighted to have our Lord Mayor Daithí de Róiste come and speak before the competition, it was a great honour to have him there to encourage the girls & wish them well. We would like to thank the staff at the Mansion House who always look after us so well. We would like to thank our 3 adjudicators, Ena Norris CEO Daisyhouse, Maria McAlinden retired Deputy Principal and Breda Hayes SI Dublin Member. A very special thank you to our convenor, club member Margaret Murray for organising such an amazing event. Well done to our Club President Caroline for hosting & to all our club
To celebrate the club’s 85th anniversary, members met on the 13th May at the National Gallery for a tour on female artists with guide Liz Ward who was fantastic . They then went on a tour through the Government Buildings guided by Tristan Canning, who was also amazing.
Congratulations to Winner, Síofra Corrigan from Holy Faith Secondary School Clontarf. Supported by her teacher, Principal, family & SI Dublin members today in Wexford. Thank you to SI Wexford for hosting a fantastic competition for our 42nd Girls Public Speaking Competition in the Riverbank Hotel.
Congratulations to all of the girls who took part in our Regional Public Speaking Competition in the Mansion House Dublin today. Going through to the National Final in Wexford are Aimee Plunkett Coláiste Chiaráin, Athlone and Síofra Corrigan Holy Faith Secondary School, Clontarf. Our Reserve is Lauren Roca St Joseph’s Secondary School, Rochfortbridge. Thank you to our Adjudicators Aisling Nolan, Breda Hayes & Maria McAlinden. Our Club convenor Margaret Murray & Club Co-President Caroline Bidet.
We had a lovely afternoon in St Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre carol singing with the Rathfarham Church of Ireland Parish Choir and The Dublin County Choir. €783.32 was raised between the buckets and the justgiving page. Well done to everyone.
Thank you to Ambassador Palm and the staff of the Embassy of the Netherlands for the kind invitation to Soroptimist International members to attend Let’s Talk Human Rights, with the motto Orange the World: UNiTE! TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN! Sarah Benson, CEO of Women’s Aid and Noeleen Blackwell, CEO of Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, shared some startling statistics and information with us, in relation to gender based violence, femicide ,coercive control, services currently available and issues around consent. An open discussion included proposed legislation for paid leave for domestic abuse sufferers and the need for workplace domestic violence policies to create greater awareness and provide safe working environments. We must work towards gender equality in order to eradicate gender based violence. We all have a part to play in calling out unacceptable behaviour. If you say nothing, you are saying something.
PRESS RELEASE – SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL IRELAND November 2022 Soroptimists ORANGE the world! 25th November – 10th December The 25th November marks the UN International Day of the Elimination of Violence against Women and the start of 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence, ending on 10th December (Human Rights Day). During this time, Soroptimists across Ireland will be taking action and calling for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Eadaoin Lawlor, President of Soroptimist International Ireland, comments, “In Ireland, violence against women is a significant issue that has worsened since the pandemic. We have seen 244 women murdered since 1996 (Women’s Aid, 2022), and 87% of these women were killed by a man known to them. At least 26% of women in Ireland have experienced physical and/or sexual violence since the age of 15, and 41% of people in Ireland know a
Well done to all the girl’s who took part in our Public Speaking Competition yesterday in the Carmelite Community Centre in Aungier Street. Our 2 finalists will go through to the Regional Finals. Emma Whelan, St Mary’s Holy Faith, Glasnevin and Síofra Corrigan, Holy Faith Clontarf. Our reserve is Sarah Nolan, Lucan Community College. Thank you to our Convenor Margaret Murray, Club President Caroline and club members who helped organise and run the event.
SI Dublin members preparing for the Orange the World Shoe Campaign, digging into the first layers of colour for the Orange The World Shoe Campaign starting 25th November.
Well done to our Club President Birgit, who raised €500 in aid of Ruhama yesterday.