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International Day of Education

Education is a human right, a public good and a public responsibility. January 24th 2019 was designated as the International Day of Education by the United Nations in celebration of the role education plays in promoting and supporting peace and development. The UN recognised that without inclusive and equitable high-quality education and lifelong opportunities for

Let’s have a Soroptimist Centenary Party

Everyone loves a celebration. Soroptimists love a reason for a party – after all fun, food and friendship are part of our lives. 2021 gives us a very special reason for celebrating for a whole year. I hope every Soroptimist by now knows that 2021 is the Centenary Year of Soroptimist International. Around the world

SI Statement to Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 2021

Soroptimist International has submitted the following statement to ECOSOC ahead of the sixty fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). Download SI’s Statement as a PDF You can see the list of Soroptimist International’s Where We Stand statements on our website: Our Projects page (scroll down to see the Where We

Creative Earth Art Competition for under 16’s

The UK Government have launched a Creative Earth Art Competition, in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Full details of the competition are at If you are 16 or younger and live in the UK, why not consider entering this competition? Soroptimists, do you know anyone artistic in this age group? Pass it

International Universal Health Coverage Day – 12 December

Figure 1 Building Back Better - what can we do? Now that there is hope on the horizon for ending the pandemic through the emergence of effective vaccines we must seek to ensure that everyone everywhere has access to them. The WHO is seeking to do this through COVAX - the vaccine pillar of

Human Rights Day – 10 December

On 10th December 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), to which all human beings are entitled regardless of race, colour, religion, sex language, political or other opinion, national or social original, property birth or other status. The document has been translated into more than 500 languages and

December 2020 issue of Soroptimist News out now

Soroptimist News is our in-house magazine. Published quarterly, and packed with information about Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland Projects and Club Projects, it is available as an App and a Page-Turner. Previous issues are available by following the links below:   The December 2020 issue of Soroptimist News is out now. You can view

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery – 2 December 2020

What is the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery? The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2 December, marks the date of the adoption, by the General Assembly, of the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others (resolution 317(IV) of 2

16 Days of Activism – see what our clubs are doing

The 16 Days of Activism to end Violence Against Women takes place from 25 November (International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women) to 10 December (Human Rights Day). See what our Clubs have been doing to "Orange the World". Go to our Flickr Album to see the photos in high resolution. Survival   The