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SIGBI Programme Director’s June 2022 Message

Awareness, Advocacy, Action In my blog for April I ended up reminding us of our awareness, advocacy, action mantra. It is still relevant today and on much the same themes.   Climate change Stockholm+50, an event to mark 50 years from the meeting in 1972, looked at the human environment and its effects on the

SIGBI President’s June 2022 Message

Dear Members On 5 June, Soroptimists will be highlighting UN World Environment Day with the campaign theme of ‘Only One Earth’, as 2022 marks 50 years of UN environmental diplomacy. In 1972, acid rain was destroying trees, birds were dying from DDT poisoning and countries were contending with oil spills, and contamination from nuclear testing.

World Bee Day

On World Bee Day, we celebrate the marvel of this insect and its importance to our lives as humans and to the global ecological balance. There are many thousands of species of bee recorded, from the tiny stingless bee to a very large bee at approximately 2 inches long. With the exception of Antarctica, bees

Soroptimist International’s Global Voice Newsletter

The latest issue of Global Voice brings you some of the highlights from an action-packed Commission on the Status of Women. SI Advisor to Advocacy, Beverly Bucur, takes a closer look at women and the environment, and we begin the countdown to the SI Convention in Dublin, Ireland in 2023. Read Global Voice  

Soroptimist News May 2022 – out now!

The May 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

World Press Freedom Day

Proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of UNESCO’s General Conference, 3rd May is celebrated worldwide as World Press Freedom Day. This declaration has been widely influential as a crucial affirmation of the international community’s commitment to freedom of the press. Every year UNESCO floats a theme for this day

Membership Director’s Message May 2022

It’s Membership Month and for the first time in two years many clubs are finally getting back to “normal” with face-to-face meetings, physical AGM’s and many of the other elements which we all would have missed during the time of the pandemic. In many instances, we may be meeting new members for the first time

President’s Message May 2022

Dear Members Here we are already in the month of May, and although summer does not officially start until June, for many 1 May marks the beginning, with May Day celebrations that have been carried out in England for over two thousand years. In Roman times, May Day was celebrated with the festival of Flora,