Her Majesty The Queen

Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland is deeply saddened to learn that Her Majesty the Queen has passed away this afternoon. Her Majesty has reigned for 70 years and has been a part of all our lives. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this sad time. Please note that SIGBI HQ will be

Soroptimist News August 2022

The August 2022 issue of Soroptimist News is out now. You can view it as a Page-Turner for PCs or download the App for Mobile Devices. We have created an Easy Guide to installing and using the App. Download it now to get the most out of the App: Easy Guide to installing and using

United Kingdom ratifies the Istanbul Convention

The United Kingdom has ratified the Istanbul Convention (Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence), and it comes into force in the UK on 1 November 2022. The UK is the 37th state to ratify the convention but, sadly, has made a reservation limiting the rights of migrant

Soroptimist News May 2022 – out now!

The May 2022 issue of Soroptimist News is out now. You can view it as a Page-Turner for PCs or download the App for Mobile Devices. We have created an Easy Guide to installing and using the App. Download it now to get the most out of the App: Easy Guide to installing and using

Crisis in Ukraine

Update 6 September 2022 We have received the following update on the work that the British Red Cross is doing to help Ukrainian refugees, with a particular focus on those arriving in the UK. Ukraine Crisis Update: Six Months On It has now been six months since the escalation of the conflict in Ukraine and

Commission on the Status of Women – 14-25 March 2022

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 66 - https://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw66-2022 - begins on 14 March. Again, this year it is a virtual event, but Soroptimist International (SI) and Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) will have the opportunity to influence UN Policy and contribute to the Agreed Conclusions. Priority theme: Achieving gender equality and

February 2022 issue of Soroptimist News out now

The February 2022 issue of Soroptimist News is out now. You can view it as a Page-Turner for PCs or download the App for Mobile Devices. The main features in this issue include: What Soroptimists are doing towards achieving Peace throughout the world; How Prosperity is affected by an aging population; Interviews with “ordinary” Members;

Anne Ainsworth – past International and Federation Treasurer

It is with great sadness that I must announce that Anne Ainsworth passed away peacefully yesterday, 10 February 2022. Anne, a lifelong Soroptimist, was very much admired and respected and will be greatly missed by all who knew her, both as a friend and a colleague. Anne was born in Norfolk and at the age

Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland¬† would like to send our congratulations to HM The Queen on her Platinum Jubilee. Today marks 70 years since The Queen’s accession to the throne. We are delighted that Her Majesty’s Green Canopy project, to mark the Platinum Jubilee, mirrors our own Plant Trees project. To date we have