SIGBI donations to help during the COVID-19 pandemic

SIGBI has donated £1,000 each to the National Emergencies Trust and the Trussell Trust, both of which provide aid to vulnerable people in the UK and are running fundraising appeals in relation to the COVID19 crisis. More information about both appeals can be found using the links below: National Emergencies Trust Trussell Trust These donations

SI President Elect 2020-2021

Congratulations to Maureen Maguire, a member of our Portadown Club, who has been elected as Soroptimist International President Elect, to take office on 1 July 2020. Maureen will be SI President from 1 January 2022 until 31 December 2023. President Isobel Smith says, “SIGBI is delighted to have elected Maureen Maguire as the next Soroptimist


Coronavirus – How to prevent the spread

We know that Soroptimists love to travel, so before you do spend a few minutes checking the WHO Website for the latest advice on how to protect yourselves and others from contracting COVID-19), and which travel destinations should be avoided: WHO Website

Zero Discrimination

Zero Discrimination Day – 1 March 2020

On Zero Discrimination Day, 1 March, we celebrate the right of everyone to live a full and productive life—and live it with dignity. Zero Discrimination Day highlights how people can become informed about and promote inclusion, compassion, peace and, above all, a movement for change. Zero Discrimination Day is helping to create a global movement

She Deserves Fairtrade

Fairtrade Fortnight – 24 February – 8 March 2020

She deserves a living income. This was the Fairtrade theme in 2019. Prosperity is often associated with thriving, flourishing, wealth and economic wellbeing. It is also associated with other factors like happiness and health. In 2020, the theme is ‘she deserves Fairtrade’, an income which will enable her to thrive and have economic wellbeing. The aim

IWD Equal Mailing

International Women’s Day – 8 March 2020

International Women’s Day (IWD) on Sunday 8 March in 2020 will focus on the theme: I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights, or put quite simply: ‘An equal world is an enabled world’. The theme is aligned with UN Women’s new multigenerational campaign, Generation Equality, which marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. The year 2020 is a pivotal year for advancing gender equality worldwide, as the global

World Day of Social Justice – 20 February 2020

World Day of Social Justice is an international day recognising the need to promote social justice, which includes efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, exclusion, gender equality, unemployment, human rights, and social protections. Any article on Social Justice could include so much, but would that help? Are we wiser to concentrate on a limited


SIGBI donation to combat bushfires in Australia

Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) Ltd has made a donation of £2,000 from the Emergency Relief Fund to SI Australia’s Bushfire Recovery Support Appeal. SI Australia have planned a 2nd level response, to the crisis that is currently being experienced as bushfires continue to rage. When the initial clean-up has been conducted projects