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World Day Against Trafficking in Persons – 30 July 2020 (Carol Infanti)

What is United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons? 30 July is United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons, established to raise awareness of the plight of human trafficking victims and promote and protect their rights. More than 20 million people living today around the world have been trafficked either for sexual exploitation

SIGBI Virtual Conference 2020 – Register Now

I am delighted to invite you to attend the 86th Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland Conference which will be broadcast from Belfast on the afternoons of 30th – 31st October 2020. For the first time, this will be a virtual conference, which you can view from your own home. We would be delighted to

Isobel Smith, SIGBI President 2019-2020

Soroptimist statue at National Memorial Arboretum Appeal

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated to our SIGBI Statue to be commissioned for the National Memorial Arboretum. We are delighted to announce that we have reached our £10,000 target and we look forward to sharing details of the unveiling ceremony later this year. Watch this space! Read this letter from President

SIGBI’s Response to Racism

Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) is a global organisation. Our membership is comprised of women from many nations, races and walks of life. Our work is carried out to help women and girls from a vast range of backgrounds and experiences. We work to fight prejudice wherever we find it and however it

Soroptimist International’s Response to Racism

SI have written an open letter in response to the Black Lives Matter campaign: Dear Friends and Colleagues, From our humble beginning in October 1921 until today, Soroptimist International (SI) was founded on the principles of human rights, social & economic justice, equality, peace, and international goodwill and to transform the lives of girls and

WHO Solidarity Response Fund

SIGBI donation to the WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund

SIGBI has donated £1,000 from the Emergency Relief Fund to the World Health Organisation COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. The COVID-19 situation is adversely impacting low-income countries such as Bangladesh and India where the lack of affordable PPE is desperate. By donating to the WHO Solidarity Fund SIGBI will be supporting a number of countries within

UN Environmental Days – June 2020

World Environment Day – 5 June 2020 5th June is designated by the United Nations as World Environment Day. Instituted in 1972 – when environment awareness was in its nascent stages and continues to be marked with more focus, and passion and certainly more concern. It is a challenging time for the whole world –

International Day for UN Peackeepers – 29 May 2020

May 29th is the International Day of UN Peace Keepers to honour and remember the Blue Helmet and Blue Berets symbols of hope and resolution for millions in conflict zones. Donning these the UN Peace Keepers place themselves in difficult often dangerous situations to give personnel help stabilise communities, protect civilians, promote the rule of

Global Voice May 2020

The May 2020 issue of Global Voice is now available. This issue features lots of messages and news from around the globe on how Soroptimists are coping with COVID-19, plus the announcement of the new SI President Elect, Maureen Maguire, and lots more. Global Voice is a publication by Soroptimist International.