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Welcome to our two newest Clubs

We are delighted to welcome our two new Clubs in Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI). In August, President Cathy was privileged to travel to Northern India to charter SI Srinagar (Kashmir), a part of the world justifiably known as ‘Paradise on Earth’, with its incredibly beautiful mountains and lakes. Cathy said, "I was

International Day of Peace – 21 September 2023

Each year the International Day of Peace (IDP) is observed around the world on 21 September. This year’s theme is Actions for Peace: Our Ambition for the #GlobalGoals. It is a call to action that recognizes our individual and collective responsibility to foster peace. Achieving peace worldwide is a complex and challenging endeavour that requires the

Global Voice Newsletter – September 2023

The September 2023 issue of Global Voice is now available. This issue contains a round up of the Dublin 2023 Convention, details of the webinar explaining SI’s brand transformation, news on International Literacy Day, SI Youth Forum and the launch of the Soroptimist International Foundation. Global Voice is produced by Soroptimist International, of which Soroptimist

International Literacy Day – Sept 8

In 1966, UNESCO declared International Literacy Day to raise awareness about the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and fundamental human right, and to move the literacy agenda towards a more literate and sustainable society. Challenges It is estimated that around 14 per cent of the global population is illiterate. Though levels of illiteracy have fallen

Charter of new Club, SI Srinagar (Kashmir), India

We are delighted to announce the Charter of a new Club in Srinagar (Kashmir), India, on Saturday 19 August 2023. President Cathy travelled to India to charter the Club. Media interest was high and the charter featured in four local newspapers Rising Kashmir Daily Excelsior Greater Kashmir Kashmir Images Congratulations to SI Srinagar (Kashmir). Welcome

Soroptimist International Quadrennial Report 2020-2023

We are delighted to present the Soroptimist International Quadrennial Report 2020-2023, detailing the work done by the five Soroptimist Federations over the last four years. Details are also given of the Soroptimist International Foundation, which replaces the International Presidents’ Appeals. See the SI Website for full details. SI Quadrennial Report 2020-2023 SI Foundation page on

Statement of Support for the Resistance of Iranian Women

President Cathy Cottridge has signed the following statement for SIGBI Statement of Support for the Resistance of Iranian Women As we approach the first anniversary of the Iranian people’s uprising for freedom, we, the undersigned, express our solidarity and support for the uprising of the Iranian people, especially women. On September 16, 2022, a nationwide

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 30 July

Blog by Carol Infanti, SI Medway and Maidstone In line with the aim of the Sustainable Development Goals to ‘leave no one behind’, the theme for World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2023 is “Reach every victim of trafficking, leave no one behind” In the context of trafficking in persons, leaving people behind means: failing

President’s Message about the Report on Specialist Domestic Abuse Courts

After nearly 5 years and over 4,000 hours of volunteering time the Report on the Special Domestic Abuse Courts has been completed. The report, with recommendations, covers the final tranche of court observations (earlier reports covered our work in Northumbria, Wiltshire, and the Midlands). Specialist Domestic Abuse Courts – How special were they in 2022 (PDF)