Membership Director’s December 2022 Message

Re-ignite our Passion As we take a break in December from our club meetings, we turn our attention to other important aspects of our lives. We all have roles and responsibilities in many settings and this is the time of year that we meet, share, party and take a well earned break, unless you are

International Migrants Day

Abdul, the Afghan vegetable vendor, was a young man barely out of his teens. Seeing me as a regular customer at his stall on a street corner in East London, he smilingly befriended me and checked on my daily welfare. I reciprocated by warming up to him. His infectious boyish enthusiasm led me to indulge

Universal Health Coverage Day

Every year on 12 December, the world celebrates International Universal Health Coverage Day (UHC Day). This official UN-designated day aims to raise awareness of the need for strong, equitable, and resilient health systems and universal health coverage (UHC) while marking the anniversary of the UN’s historic and unanimous endorsement of UHC in 2012 as an

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