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SI Webinar on the Road to Equality – 19 November 2020

The next SI Webinar ‘Stronger Together on the Road to Equality, Uniting Federation Impact’ will be held this Thursday, 19 November 2020 at 18:00 GMT.  This webinar includes presentations from Federations which were to be given at CSW64 this year. Local time zones for the webinar can be found at https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html. If you would like

What Will The SIGBI Belfast Virtual Conference 2020 Look Like?

2020 has been a year of shocks and shifts for everyone, and it was perhaps inevitable that such seismic global turmoil would impact on the SIGBI Belfast Conference. Sadly, SIGBI’s annual federation conference – now due to take place this weekend, on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st October 2020 – has fallen victim to the

Centenary issue of Global Voice now available

A special celebratory issue of Global Voice is now available. October 2021 will be a huge milestone for Soroptimist International (SI), as we celebrate 100 years as a Global Voice for women and girls! As we begin the countdown, a year-long campaign will reflect on our past, celebrate our present, and look forward to the future. As part of the celebrations, SI is

International Day of Rural Women

International Day of Rural Women has been celebrated on 15th October every year since 2008. The day recognises “the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty.” Rural women make up 40% of the population and most work as farmers,

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2020

“Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all”   The theme for 2020 The theme for the Day this year addresses the challenge of achieving social and environmental justice for all. The growing recognition of the multi-dimensional aspect of poverty means that these two issues are inseparably linked and that social justice cannot

World Habitat Day

The United Nations (UN) World Habitat day is annually celebrated on the first Monday of October to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter. It is also intended to remind the world that we all have the power and the responsibility to shape

Why Does World Contraception Day Matter To Women?

Did you know that Saturday 26th September marks World Contraception Day? Despite the fact that contraception has been around for as long as humans have been having sex, it’s unfortunately still seen as a controversial and contentious subject. Even in 2020, simply talking about contraception can be regarded as a subversive act in some cultures,

International Literacy Day – 8 September 2020

What is International Literacy Day? Every year, September 8th marks UNESCO’s International Literacy day (ILD), which aims to raise awareness globally on the issues surrounding adult and child literacy. Unfortunately, despite progress made, literacy challenges persist with an estimated 750 million youth and adults worldwide who have still not achieved basic literacy; two-thirds of them are

New Soroptimist Club – SI Purba Bardhaman

On the 5th of September 2020, Soroptimists from different parts of the globe came together on the Zoom platform to witness the Chartering of the 15th SI Club in India. The new club called Soroptimist International of Purba Bardhaman was chartered by SIGBI President Isobel Smith. SIGBI Board members Kay Richmond, Shirley Jones and Janine