Can Soroptimists strengthen friendships abroad in covid times?
All around the world women are facing challenges because of the covid virus. With many people staying at home and air travel limited, it might seem strange to ask whether Soroptimists can strengthen friendships abroad during covid times. But Soroptimist Calcutta and Soroptimist East London have found a way.
What has international environmental law got to do with Soroptimists?
You might be wondering, what has international environmental law got to do with Soroptimists or women’s empowerment. Manashi Mohanti said that women are “last consulted, first affected” on issues affecting their environment. So, if we are to empower ourselves and other women, and leave a healthy planet for future generations, it’s important we know what’s going on with the environment and how environmental issues are regulated. Environmental protection and sustainability are also at the core of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which drive all of Soroptimist East London’s work. So we were very privileged to hear from eminent environmental law Professor Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Chair of Public International Law at Queen Mary University of London at our June 2020 speaker meeting. Are Soroptimists concerned about the environment? The answer is a big yes! Prof. Malgosia’s online talk hosted by Soroptimist East London garnered one of
How to Protect Our Environment?
How can we protect our environment & what does international law say about it? We’re delighted to welcome Professor Malgosia Fitzmaurice to speak about how to protect our environment. She’ll be speaking about the protection of the environment and international law. A renowned expert, Professor Fitzmaurice will be speaking to us as non-lawyers. The talk will be held on 16 June 2020 at 7.15pm online. If you’d like to join this free online event, please email us @SIELSecretary@gmail.com Professor Małgosia Fitzmaurice holds a chair of public international law at the Department of Law, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). She specialises in international environmental law; the law of treaties; and indigenous peoples. She publishes widely on these subjects. Her latest publications are a monograph on Whaling and International Law, Cambridge University Press, 2015 and (co-edited with Dai Tamada) Whaling in Antarctic: Significance and Implications
Covid Lockdown Quiz!
Fun, feisty, fabulous & female-focused online covid-lockdown quiz – open to Soroptimists! On 5 May 2020, East London Soroptimists host the second of their fun, feisty, fabulous and female focused online quizes. The first quiz was a real test of female-focused general knowledge. There were questions about which countries have the highest number of women representatives in parliament, questions about women in history and much more. It was huge fun for everyone no matter how many questions they got right. We’re looking forward to this second quiz on 5 May 2020. To join or learn more about East London Soroptimist club: use our contact page HERE: https://sigbi.org/east-london/contact-us/ OR contact us @ firstname.lastname@example.org