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The February 2024 issue of Global Voice is now available. Articles this issue are International Day of Education Our Voice at the UN: UNESCO General Conference Visible and Vocal: public speaking competition Commission on the Status of Women Read Global Voice Global Voice is produced by Soroptimist International, of which Soroptimist International Great Britain and

Introducing our new President, Ruth Healey

We are pleased to announce that Ruth Healey, SI Surrey Hills, was installed as the new President of Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) on Saturday 4 November 2023 at our Conference in London. The Change of Insignia ceremony was a glittering occasion, where all the incoming Region/National Association and Network Presidents were also

Two new Clubs for SIGBI

We are delighted to welcome two new Clubs which have been chartered in October. SI Whitstable and District was chartered on 1 October 2023, and SI Northampton on 7 October 2023. President Cathy was delighted to charter both Clubs. Congratulations to the Clubs and their members.  

Welcome to our two newest Clubs

We are delighted to welcome our two new Clubs in Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI). In August, President Cathy was privileged to travel to Northern India to charter SI Srinagar (Kashmir), a part of the world justifiably known as ‘Paradise on Earth’, with its incredibly beautiful mountains and lakes. Cathy said, "I was

Charter of new Club, SI Srinagar (Kashmir), India

We are delighted to announce the Charter of a new Club in Srinagar (Kashmir), India, on Saturday 19 August 2023. President Cathy travelled to India to charter the Club. Media interest was high and the charter featured in four local newspapers Rising Kashmir Daily Excelsior Greater Kashmir Kashmir Images Congratulations to SI Srinagar (Kashmir). Welcome

Soroptimist International Quadrennial Report 2020-2023

We are delighted to present the Soroptimist International Quadrennial Report 2020-2023, detailing the work done by the five Soroptimist Federations over the last four years. Details are also given of the Soroptimist International Foundation, which replaces the International Presidents’ Appeals. See the SI Website for full details. SI Quadrennial Report 2020-2023 SI Foundation page on

Statement of Support for the Resistance of Iranian Women

President Cathy Cottridge has signed the following statement for SIGBI Statement of Support for the Resistance of Iranian Women As we approach the first anniversary of the Iranian people’s uprising for freedom, we, the undersigned, express our solidarity and support for the uprising of the Iranian people, especially women. On September 16, 2022, a nationwide

Specialist Domestic Abuse Courts – How Special Are They?

In 2017 Dame Vera Baird KC, then the Police and Crime Commissioner for the area, initiated a unique partnership between SIGBI and criminal justice partners in Northumbria. She engaged local Soroptimists in an observation project in which they watched over 220 sessions of the Specialist Domestic Violence Courts (now Specialist Domestic Abuse Courts), answering a