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World Environment Day – 5 June 2019

World Environment Day on 5 June is the biggest annual event for positive environmental action. This year World Environment Day brings ‘Air Pollution’ centre stage. China will host the global celebrations on this theme in the city of Hangzhou, as well as multiple cities in the country.

Dame Vera Baird appointed as Victims’ Commissioner

Congratulations to Dame Vera Baird, a Soroptimist in Newcastle upon Tyne, who has been appointed the new Victims’ Commissioner.   She will take over the role from Baroness Newlove in mid-June 2019. We wish her every success in her new appointment.

Mental Health Awareness Week – 13-19 May

  Mental Health Awareness Week is Monday 13 to Sunday 19 May 2019, the theme for the week is “Body Image – how we see ourselves and how that makes us feel”. Body image issues can directly impact our mental health and affect all of us

Helen Clark in Conversation with Keshini Navaratnam

Assistant Programme Director for Food Security and Healthcare, Rita Beaumont, has written a blog on the Soroptimist International Website, about an interview conducted by Keshini Navaratnam, BBC World television news presenter, and the Rt Hon Helen Clark. Helen was the 37th Prime Minister of New

World Health Day – 7 April 2019

The focus of this year’s World Health Day is universal health coverage. Universal health coverage is WHO’s number one goal. Key to achieving it is ensuring that everyone can obtain the care they need, when they need it, right in the heart of the community.

Donation made to aid victims of Cyclone Idai

Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) has donated £2,000 from the Emergency Relief Fund to UNICEF, to aid the victims of Cyclone Idai. Cyclone Idai has triggered a massive disaster in southern Africa. Houses, roads and bridges have been ripped apart and agricultural land

Soroptimist International 2019 Annual General Meeting

Soroptimist International are pleased to invite all members to attend the 2019 Annual General Meeting of Soroptimist International. The meeting is being held on Thursday 18 July 2019 at the Impiana Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  The meeting will commence with formal matters, moving onto

New SI Post – President’s Appeal Coordinator

Soroptimist International have created a new post for SI President’s Appeal Coordinator, and the first post holder elected will commence May 2019 through to December 2022, responsible for coordinating the 2019-2022 appeal. Please see the application pack below, which shows all timescales for the application

Commission on the Status of Women 2019 – CSW63 Blogs

The Agreed Conclusions document is on the UN Women’s Website. New Blog – Ayushi Kundu on her session on 15 March The chance to speak as a panellist at the parallel event titled ‘What is True Justice: Intersection of Education and Entrepreneurship in assisting Women and

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