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SI Webinar on the Road to Equality – 19 November 2020

The next SI Webinar ‘Stronger Together on the Road to Equality, Uniting Federation Impact’ will be held this Thursday, 19 November 2020 at 18:00 GMT.  This webinar includes presentations from Federations which were to be given at CSW64 this year. Local time zones for the webinar can be found at https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html. If you would like

President’s Message November 2020

I am the new President of Soroptimist International of Great Britain & Ireland Federation. What a privilege and honour it is to be the President especially in our 100th year. Who is 100 years old in 2021? Soroptimist International is celebrating its Centennial in 2021 “Bright Past Brilliant Future”. Having been founded in October 1921

Programme Director’s November 2020 Message

Health and Wealth – close relatives? It has been a truism for a long time that wealth distribution equals health status – the more prosperous you are, the better your health. This applies both between and within local to global communities. What can we do about this? In 2008 WHO published a report from the

What Will The SIGBI Belfast Virtual Conference 2020 Look Like?

2020 has been a year of shocks and shifts for everyone, and it was perhaps inevitable that such seismic global turmoil would impact on the SIGBI Belfast Conference. Sadly, SIGBI’s annual federation conference – now due to take place this weekend, on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st October 2020 – has fallen victim to the

Centenary issue of Global Voice now available

A special celebratory issue of Global Voice is now available. October 2021 will be a huge milestone for Soroptimist International (SI), as we celebrate 100 years as a Global Voice for women and girls! As we begin the countdown, a year-long campaign will reflect on our past, celebrate our present, and look forward to the future. As part of the celebrations, SI is

International Day of Rural Women

International Day of Rural Women has been celebrated on 15th October every year since 2008. The day recognises “the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty.” Rural women make up 40% of the population and most work as farmers,

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2020

“Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all”   The theme for 2020 The theme for the Day this year addresses the challenge of achieving social and environmental justice for all. The growing recognition of the multi-dimensional aspect of poverty means that these two issues are inseparably linked and that social justice cannot

International Day of the Girl Child – 11 October 2020

International Day of the Girl Child is on Sunday 11 October 2020. Soroptimist International is working to improve the lives of girls worldwide, the video below shows just some of the work that our members in all five Federations have been doing in this area, from Trafficking and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) to Education and

World Habitat Day

The United Nations (UN) World Habitat day is annually celebrated on the first Monday of October to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter. It is also intended to remind the world that we all have the power and the responsibility to shape