Statement on police failings with regard to protecting women and girls

STATEMENT FROM SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND In the 21st century, how can a police officer continually abuse his power and simply go unchecked? David Carrick admitted 49 charges including 24 counts of rape. Any police officers who have been reported for domestic abuse or sexual misconduct must be suspended from duty as part

Soroptimist International’s Global Voice Newsletter

The latest issue of Global Voice includes a video message from SI President Maureen Maguire and a reminder that Early Bird registration for the SI Dublin Convention, 27-29 July 2023, closes shortly. Read Global Voice Remember that you can sign up to receive Global Voice directly on the Soroptimist International website, so you never miss

Human Rights for a Bright Future – SI Webinar 10 December 2022

In recognition of the progress and impact achieved as part of Opening Doors to a Bright Future over the last year, Soroptimist International would like to welcome as many Soroptimists as possible to join them on 10 December, 11AM (GMT) for a webinar event featuring guest speakers from each of the Appeal projects across our

Soroptimist International Statement: The Rights of Women and Girls

As the protests across Iran continue in response to the death of the young woman, Mahsa Amini, Soroptimist International (SI) is deeply concerned that this is just one example of the human rights of women and girls being suppressed in many countries across the globe. SI rigorously opposes such violations of human rights and calls

International Day of the Girl Child – 11 October 2022

11 October is the 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl Child. International days give us an opportunity to educate our members and the public on issues of concern. The existence of international days predates the establishment of the United Nations, but the UN has embraced them as a powerful advocacy tool, so let

Floods in Pakistan

Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) is very saddened and concerned about the devastating floods in Pakistan which have affected the lives of 33,000 people and killed over 1,400. We have sent a donation of £2,000 to one of our Members in Pakistan. Talat is involved with Connect, a not-for-profit organisation working in Pakistan,

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