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May 2021 issue of Soroptimist News out now

The May 2021 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

International Day of Families

Families and New Technologies “Family is the basic and most important institution of society.” The United Nations General Assembly in 1993 recognised the importance of having a basic family system within the role of social development globally, and has, since 1994 observed the 15th May as International Family Day. Who is in your family? I

SIGBI Donates £1,000 to the Red Cross for the crisis in India

Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) Ltd has donated £1,000 to the Red Cross to help with the Coronavirus crisis. In response to the latest wave, over 46,000 Red Cross staff and volunteers across 550 districts in India are supporting Covid-19 response efforts. They are providing vital oxygen supplies, ambulance services, first aid, medical

Membership Director’s May 2021 message

It’s the start of Membership Month! This is the month in the Soroptimist Calendar where we usually turn our attention inward to focus on improving our current membership, and also outward to create opportunities for recruiting new members. While it’s important for us to do this every single month, Membership Month truly gives us a

President’s May 2021 Message

  Blog written by Ruth Healey, Director of Finance.   ‘Every mention of Soroptimism brings the inevitable question from the uninitiated …..”Yes, but what does Soroptimism do?” It can be said with confidence that wherever help is needed in the future the service of Soroptimism will follow just as surely.’   These are the opening

New SIGBI statue at the National Memorial Arboretum

We are delighted to let you know that our new statue at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, UK has now been installed. The COVID-19 pandemic meant that the original event, planned for November 2020, could not go ahead, so a low-key installation attended by 4 members took place. However, when restrictions in the UK

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Anticipate, Prepare and Respond If the Covid-19 Pandemic has taught us anything it should have taught us to ‘Anticipate, prepare and respond to crises’. This is the theme for the 2021 World Day for Safety and Health at Work. Investing time, whether at home or at work, preparing for a crisis is never wasted. The

Earth Day 2021

“I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree”                                                                                                Joyce Kilmer 22nd April, Earth Day! The very name conjures up a picture of serenity. Tall, robust trees, luxuriant undergrowth, streams, rivers and lakes and thriving native biodiversity…birds and animals creating an orchestra of forest music. Restore Our Earth

SI Position on withdrawal of countries from the Istanbul Convention

Since 1921, Soroptimist International (SI) has been founded on the principles of human rights, social and economic justice, equality, peace, and international goodwill to transform the lives of girls and women of all ages, through our international partnerships, and our global network of members. SI is a worldwide volunteer organisation for women, in 3000 communities