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SIGBI President’s March 2020 Blog

Well March has arrived and we are a quarter of the way into our Federation year, 2019 to 2020, and the implementation of our plans to increase our voice and visibility. There are some key activities that we have been planning for many months, one of which is our attendance at the sixty-fourth session of

SIGBI Programme Director – March 2020

Building resilience and sustainability We are seeing the signs of climate change; the availability of essential resources like drinking water, energy and agricultural production and more natural disasters. Women and girls are 14 time more likely to die in a disaster than men, according to a leaflet by ActionAid. If resilience is about coping with

SIGBI President’s August 2019 Blog

Hello Ladies, I hope everyone is enjoying the summer. For those members who have just returned from Kuala Lumpur, you certainly brought the sunshine back with you. From looking at the photos and reading the blogs I think the 21st International Convention can be declared a resounding success! Now it’s time for members to make

SIGBI Programme Director’s Blog August 2019

During the summer we can reflect on the past year and prepare for the next. There is much going on at present including preparation for the UN anniversaries[1] during 2020. Whilst we were at the SI Convention in Kuala Lumpur the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) was running at the UN in New York: The

What’s happening at Soroptimist International?

Blog by SIGBI President, Susan Biggs As the current President of Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland I often get asked questions about Soroptimist International and as much has been happening in Cambridge I thought I would bring you all up to speed with the developments and have them documented in one place. Firstly there

Educate, Empower, Enable – Student Blog

Blog posted on 18th January 2018 by Paul Crouch on AKS Lytham Independent School School Blogs Page. Fylde Soroptimists have been working with AKS Lytham Independent School and set up a Soroptimist School Club. Our first student blog of 2018 comes from some of the girls in our AKS Soroptimists Youth Group who meet on

Sustainable Development Goals – Margaret Clark

If we want to end poverty, combat inequalities and promote prosperity while protecting the environment we need to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) These are 17 Goals with 169 Targets which were formally adopted by all Member States at the United Nations Summit, New York, in September 2015. Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland

How do we encourage girls into STEM careers?

Encouraging girls to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects is a topic that seems to be regularly in the news. Looking at the statistics in the UK, there is little difference in the male and female subject choices at GCSE level, probably due to the requirement to have a balanced curriculum, but this