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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

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

Global Media and Information Literacy Week

A Global Media and Information Literacy Week from 24 to 31 October is due shortly. Nigeria will host and commemorate eleventh Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2022. That there is a week of discussion ahead is surprising and I flash back to my young days. When I was a young girl we sat very quietly

Programme Director’s October 2022 Message

Reflections and Reactions As I prepare to leave office, after 4 years, looking back helps to move forward – advice from Churchill and Queen Elizabeth II. During my first year we were looking at projects through the lenses of Advocacy, Economic Empowerment, Education, Environment, Healthcare and Violence Against Women (VAW). At the same time the

International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste

When I was given this topic for my blog about 7 -8 months ago, I had no idea that this will become so meaningful and important for me and my country. It was always an important topic, and awareness about it was needed internationally – but that it will play in front of my eyes

International Day of Democracy

On 15th September, International Day of Democracy is observed across the world. Ever since it was introduced by Cleisthenes in 5th century BC in Athens, Greece, common citizens, and kratos: power, rule) has always meant a system of government where the citizens exercise power by voting. We always assume that all of us know what Democracy stands