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Soroptimist Day of Action – 18 July 2020

See what our Members got up to on our annual Soroptimist Day of Action, which this year was on 18 July 2020, by watching the short video below. If this whet’s your appetite, and you are interested in finding out more, then email sally@sigbi.org. Check the Club Finder to see if there is a Club

August 2020 Soroptimist News out now

The August 2020 issue of Soroptimist News is out now. You can view it as a Page-Turner for PCs or download the App for Mobile Devices. This issue focusses on the planet and partnerships. How can we help the planet recover and build back better? Is the COVID-19 pandemic a result of our neglect of

World Humanitarian Day – 19 August 2020

World Humanitarian Day is marked by the UN to “celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity”. The UN asks members states and the global community at large to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world. In 2009, the United

SIGBI Belfast Virtual Conference 2020

Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to hold our usual Federation Conference, which would have seen over 1,000 Members from all over the world meeting up in Belfast in October 2020. Instead, we are holding a Virtual Conference over two days, 30-31 October 2020 13.30-17.00 GMT both days. This is an exciting development

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