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Universal Health Coverage Day

Every year on 12 December, the world celebrates International Universal Health Coverage Day (UHC Day). This official UN-designated day aims to raise awareness of the need for strong, equitable, and resilient health systems and universal health coverage (UHC) while marking the anniversary of the UN’s historic and unanimous endorsement of UHC in 2012 as an

Programme Director’s December 2022 Message

As I sit and ponder about my first Programme Directors blog, I realise that I have more questions than answers, and I would very much welcome your help and input. What do you want to know about? How do I inspire and reignite your passion for Programme? What makes a person read something and not

SIGBI President’s December 2022 Message

Dear Members, It’s the time of year again when Soroptimists everywhere are putting into action their ‘Orange the World’ plans, raising awareness of UN Eliminate Violence Against Women Day on 25 November and the 16 Days of Activism leading up to Human Rights Day on 10 December – and not forgetting White Ribbon Day, also

Human Rights for a Bright Future – SI Webinar 10 December 2022

In recognition of the progress and impact achieved as part of Opening Doors to a Bright Future over the last year, Soroptimist International would like to welcome as many Soroptimists as possible to join them on 10 December, 11AM (GMT) for a webinar event featuring guest speakers from each of the Appeal projects across our

Soroptimist International’s Global Voice Newsletter

The latest issue of Global Voice focusses on the forthcoming Soroptimist International Convention to be held in Dublin, 27-29 July 2023. News of the keynote speakers, plus the poster competition and the full programme, including social events that you can book. The countdown has begun. Register now for the Convention. Read Global Voice Remember that

Soroptimist International Statement: The Rights of Women and Girls

As the protests across Iran continue in response to the death of the young woman, Mahsa Amini, Soroptimist International (SI) is deeply concerned that this is just one example of the human rights of women and girls being suppressed in many countries across the globe. SI rigorously opposes such violations of human rights and calls

Membership Director’s November 2022 Message

In her September blog, Chevonne Agana wrote about Mindset. She urged us to set a mindset of Growth. If we ALL believe in it, it will happen, As your new Membership team start the year, a mindset of growth is vital, but it will mean different things to different circumstances of membership. In the next

World Toilet Day

We face a global sanitation crisis According to the CDC, in 2021, an estimated 4.2 billion people do not have access to adequately managed sanitation facilities. This contributes to poor health conditions that greatly increase the risk of disease and malnutrition, especially in women and children. Each day, more than 800 children die of diarrhoea

World Science Day for Peace and Development

Education; Education; Education – not a cry from a politician but from Soroptimists all over the world. Through our commitment to educate, empower and enable women and girls, we recognise that without proper education we will never address the gender balance and without that we will never achieve peace and development. The UN states that