Human Rights Day – 10 December

On 10th December 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), to which all human beings are entitled regardless of race, colour, religion, sex language, political or other opinion, national or social original, property birth or other status. The document has been translated into more than 500 languages and

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery – 2 December 2020

What is the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery? The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2 December, marks the date of the adoption, by the General Assembly, of the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others (resolution 317(IV) of 2

16 Days of Activism – see what our clubs are doing

The 16 Days of Activism to end Violence Against Women takes place from 25 November (International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women) to 10 December (Human Rights Day). See what our Clubs have been doing to "Orange the World". Go to our Flickr Album to see the photos in high resolution. Survival   The
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SI Webinar on the Road to Equality – 19 November 2020

An SI Webinar ‘Stronger Together on the Road to Equality, Uniting Federation Impact’ was held on Thursday, 19 November 2020.  The webinar included presentations from Federations which were to be given at CSW64 this year. You can watch this webinar on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIvUao7eC2I&feature=youtu.be

What Will The SIGBI Belfast Virtual Conference 2020 Look Like?

2020 has been a year of shocks and shifts for everyone, and it was perhaps inevitable that such seismic global turmoil would impact on the SIGBI Belfast Conference. Sadly, SIGBI’s annual federation conference – now due to take place this weekend, on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st October 2020 – has fallen victim to the

Centenary issue of Global Voice now available

A special celebratory issue of Global Voice is now available. October 2021 will be a huge milestone for Soroptimist International (SI), as we celebrate 100 years as a Global Voice for women and girls! As we begin the countdown, a year-long campaign will reflect on our past, celebrate our present, and look forward to the future. As part of the celebrations, SI is

International Day of Rural Women

International Day of Rural Women has been celebrated on 15th October every year since 2008. The day recognises “the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty.” Rural women make up 40% of the population and most work as farmers,

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2020

“Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all”   The theme for 2020 The theme for the Day this year addresses the challenge of achieving social and environmental justice for all. The growing recognition of the multi-dimensional aspect of poverty means that these two issues are inseparably linked and that social justice cannot

World Habitat Day

The United Nations (UN) World Habitat day is annually celebrated on the first Monday of October to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter. It is also intended to remind the world that we all have the power and the responsibility to shape