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Programme Director’s April 2023 Message

Hi everyone, I cannot believe just how much has happened since my last blog, time truly does not stand still. Visit to Asia You will be aware that President Cathy and I spent February visiting clubs and members across the Asia Cluster.  It was a visit which will stay with me for a very long

World Water Day

Soroptimist International Supports a Gender Approach to Water Management Everything alive needs water! According to NASA, places with water are of the greatest interest when looking for life beyond Earth. Planets with ample water to support all human activities are desirable. However, back on Earth, some regions and people are deprived of water. The story

CSW 67 – Session on “Widows Rights”

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 67 – – is currently taking place in New York, and Soroptimists from all five Federations are taking part. Blog by Helen Porter, SI Winchester and District on “Widows Rights” This was a fascinating side event of CSW67. I learnt about the intersectionality of widowhood and

Why do we celebrate International Women’s Day?

There is a wonderful image that comes to mind when we imagine women all over the world supporting each other and celebrating each other’s achievements, not only on this special day, but throughout the year. Imagine… just imagine how much more we can achieve when we join forces with other women and become a powerful influence

Membership Director’s March 2023 Message

Did You Know…? As we visit women’s groups across the UK, we are aware many women do not know about the work of Soroptimists in our Federation and across the globe! Here we talk about just one area of our work. This is about our flagship project, Stop Violence against Women and Girls… We gathered

World Day of Social Justice

The commitment to writing a blog provides the opportunity to read around topics which in the normal course of our lives we just take for granted. As a Soroptimist, I have learned the benefit of working with others for social development and, in particular, for the benefit of women and girls. That is, Social Justice

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

I first became aware that women were underrepresented in science-based careers back in the 1980s. My Dad worked for the Engineering Industry Training Board and I was proud of the role he played in setting up an organisation called Women into Science and Engineering (WISE).  It still works with employers to help them attract, retain

Programme Director’s February 2023 Message

I cannot believe that it is my turn to write to you all again! You should all have now received your invitation to sign in and set your own password for the HUB. Have you looked yet? I am so excited about it, and its potential to revolutionise our communication with you all. The Programme area is

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week is almost upon us, and so Soroptimists everywhere are urging anyone with a cervix to take action now, to help prevent any more people succumbing to this dreadful disease. According to the NHS website, cervical cancer is a cancer that’s found anywhere in the cervix. This means that anyone with a