What we do
Members join their local Club, make friends with like-minded women, have fun and work on projects that help improve the lives of women and girls.
Members select local, national and international projects to work on as a Club.
These projects fit into one of our key Programme Areas:
- Economic Empowerment
- Environmental Sustainability
- Food Security and Healthcare
- Learning Opportunities
- Violence and Conflict Resolution
Some of our activities at SI Glamorgan . . .
Smalls for All is a charity which helps women and children in Africa meet their most basic hygiene and security needs. Because many women and children in Africa can’t afford underwear, they fall victim to disease and attack. And girls who are lucky enough to have a place in school often miss 3 or 4 days a month due to their lack of underwear. Smalls for All donates underwear in many ways – through links with established charities; through hospitals that treat women with conditions like fistula; through IDP camps and children’s homes and orphanages.
Since September 2015 SI Glamorgan Gwent Marshes has been collecting used bras and new knickers for Smalls for All – more than 3000 bras and 200 pairs of knickers have been handed over so far, with more to come! They have been donated not only by Club members and their friends, but also by church groups, a Slimming World group, a market trader, and Soroptimists throughout the Wales South region. By the time the project came to an end in September 2018 we had sent off over 9,500 new and gently used bras and 500 pairs of new pants!