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Floods in Europe

Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) is horrified to see the devastation caused by the floods in Europe, particularly in Germany and Belgium. We send our thoughts and best wishes to our Soroptimist sisters living in the affected areas. If any SIGBI Members wish to offer their support to the rebuilding operation, they should

Launch of Soroptimist International’s HLPF 2021 Report

Soroptimist International is delighted to announce the launch of its 2021 High-level Political Forum report, “Confronting Inequalities: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals During the COVID-19 Pandemic”. This year, the report focuses on how to sustainably respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic while addressing the inequalities which create fundamental barriers to realising sustainable development. Crucially,

SIGBI Day of Action – 17 July 2021

This year action, awareness raising and advocacy are of great significance. We need to raise our own profile but, more importantly, the issues around addressing climate change for succeeding generations as well as ourselves. Although climate change is often on the news at present there seems to be little awareness that we, as individuals, can

Can WOMEN ENGINEER the WORLD?

International Women in Engineering Day is celebrated annually on 23rd June. This year’s theme is Engineering Heroes (#IWED21), enabling us to celebrate the amazing achievements of women globally and demonstrate that WOMEN can indeed ENGINEER the WORLD. So, let’s have a brief look at the accomplishments of some of these women engineering heroes, both in

SIGBI President Johanna M Raffan MBE

It is with great sadness that we announce that President Johanna M Raffan MBE passed away on 15 June 2021. Our thoughts are with Johanna’s family at this very sad time. If anyone wishes to send a card, then please send it to SIGBI HQ who will collate them to forward to Johanna’s family at

World Environment Day

Restoring ecosystems means protecting their biodiversity and helping them to deliver benefits for people and nature. It means using ecosystems on land and in the oceans in ways that strengthen their natural resources and processes. Actions for restoration can also mean preventing degradation or reducing its extent. “The world is reaching the tipping point beyond

International Day of UN Peacekeepers

The “International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers“, May 29, is an international day to pay tribute to all the men and women who have served and continue to serve in United Nations peacekeeping operations for their high level of professionalism, dedication, and courage and to honour the memory of those who have lost their lives in the cause of peace The theme

Soroptimist International’s 100 Year Birthday Event

SI President Sharon Fisher personally invites you to the Soroptimist International 100th Birthday Event. “This October, Soroptimist International turns 100, and I would like to invite you all to a virtual global birthday celebration!  This year we have the once in a lifetime opportunity to join together to celebrate – reflecting on our Bright Past as a Global Voice for Women whilst

Donation to WHO COVID 19 Response Fund

Last year, our Emergency Relief Fund made a donation of £1,000 to the WHO Covid 19 Solidarity Response Fund and has now chosen to continue its support of the Fund by donating a further $3,000, which was made on 20 May 2021. The Covid 19 Solidarity Response Fund is the most appropriate organisation to determine