International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace

As the war in the Ukraine continues to rage, countries across the globe are continuing to call for peace. Today, we mark the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace which is celebrated annually on 24 April and it seeks to reaffirm the UN Charter and its principles of resolving disputes among countries through

Kay Richmond, SIGBI Programme Director

Programme Director’s Message April 2022

Home – where is that? A key question for us as we move forward is ‘where is home’? As soroptimists we have been conscious of and advocated against the migration and trafficking of women for many years. Stimulae for this mass movement have been poverty, conflict, climate change, Covid and, currently, the war in Ukraine.

World Water Day

“Water is life and in order to save life on our planet, we need to first save water.”                  Warm wishes on the occasion of World Water Day to all World Water Day, held on March 22nd every year since 1993, celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2 billion people living without access to

International Women’s Day 8 March 2022 #BreakTheBias #IWD2022

International Women’s Day this year will be focusing on ‘Gender Equality today for a sustainable tomorrow’ with the theme of #BreakTheBias. International days are occasions to educate the general public on issues of concern, to mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity. International Women’s Day

President’s Message March 2022

Dear Members, As we celebrate International Women’s Day, our thoughts must turn to the terrifying situation in Ukraine. Tens of thousands of women and children have fled, separated from their men folk and leaving behind their homes, to seek shelter in neighbouring countries. So far, most of the Refugees have arrived in Poland, with the

Membership Director’s Message March 2022

For many countries within our Federation, the season of Spring will soon be upon us. Spring usually represents a period of new growth, hope and fresh possibilities. As we look around us, we can see what may appear to be gradual but still small bits of hope. We see the worldwide loosening of restrictions as

World Day of Social Justice

Social justice is a political and philosophical theory which focuses on the concept of fairness in the relations of individuals in society and equal access to wealth, opportunities, social privileges and fruits of economic growth. As a concept, it arose in the early 19th century during the Industrial Revolution throughout Europe, which aimed to stop

Programme Director February Message

The two great challenges of the last few years, and now, have been Climate Change and Covid. Do we want to ‘build BACK better’ or take the opportunities we have to ‘build FORWARD better’? Personally, I like forward, not a return to ‘normal’. Where and how can we do better? Both topics affect women and