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International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste

When I was given this topic for my blog about 7 -8 months ago, I had no idea that this will become so meaningful and important for me and my country. It was always an important topic, and awareness about it was needed internationally – but that it will play in front of my eyes

International Day of Democracy

On 15th September, International Day of Democracy is observed across the world. Ever since it was introduced by Cleisthenes in 5th century BC in Athens, Greece, common citizens, and kratos: power, rule) has always meant a system of government where the citizens exercise power by voting. We always assume that all of us know what Democracy stands

Floods in Pakistan

Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) is very saddened and concerned about the devastating floods in Pakistan which have affected the lives of 33,000 people and killed over 1,400. We have sent a donation of £2,000 to one of our Members in Pakistan. Talat is involved with Connect, a not-for-profit organisation working in Pakistan,

Membership Director’s September 2022 Message

Mindset is defined as the established set of attitudes held by someone and has become an area of great discussion in recent times. There is a lot of literature on not only defining mindset, but also on the concept of having a mindset of growth and ways in which this can be developed. The idea

Her Majesty The Queen

Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland is deeply saddened to learn that Her Majesty the Queen has passed away this afternoon. Her Majesty has reigned for 70 years and has been a part of all our lives. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this sad time. Please note that SIGBI HQ will be

SIGBI President’s September 2022 Message

Dear Members I hope you have all enjoyed your summer break and remained safe and well. The weather has been glorious but brought its own problems with the shortage of water, closely followed by thunderstorms which caused flash flooding. Now as we approach the autumn equinox on 23 September, there is an autumnal feel in

World Humanitarian Day

This day was designated in memory of the 19 August 2003 bomb attack on the Canal Hotel in Baghdad, Iraq, which killed  twenty-two people, including the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, in Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello. In 2009, the UN General Assembly formalised the day as ‘World Humanitarian Day’ to raise awareness of

Soroptimist News August 2022

The August 2022 issue of Soroptimist News is out now. You can view it as a Page-Turner for PCs or download the App for Mobile Devices. We have created an Easy Guide to installing and using the App. Download it now to get the most out of the App: Easy Guide to installing and using

SIGBI President’s August 2022 Message

Dear Members I am sure you will all want to join me in congratulating the Lionesses on their magnificent European Championship victory on 31 July. The England Women’s squad is now calling on Government to ensure all schoolgirls are given equal access to football training in PE lessons and for it to become part of