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


Future Africa Federation Newsletter January 2020

Please read the latest newsletter from the SI Future Africa Federation, which gives details of the process to be followed in the creation of the new Federation, and how to register for the Africa Federation Conference to be held in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire on 16-19 April 2020. SI Future Africa Federation newsletter


International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM

The first project of SI President Sharon’s Appeal is a partnership with the ‘Global Media Campaign to End FGM.’ Global Media Campaign is a web of 375 media activists, who have been trained in advocacy work and how to use social media platforms to increase the visibility to their work, across 7 countries broadcasting directly


International Day of Education – 24 January 2020

Education is a human right, a public good and a public responsibility. The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 24 January 2019 as the first International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education for peace and development. The 2020 celebration will position education and the learning it enables as humanity’s greatest renewable resource


SI submits statement on Homelessness to ECOSOC

Soroptimist International has General Consultative Status to ECOSOC, and can therefore submit statements relevant to the issues being discussed at forthcoming ECOSOC meetings. SI, in conjunction with other partner Organisations, have released a statement on Homelessness, focusing specifically on how this affects women and girls. This is in preparation for the 58th session of the


New Soroptimist School Club at Great Sankey High School

On 11th December 2019, girls from Great Sankey High School ( attended a ceremony to charter their newly-formed SOROPTISTARS School Club. This initiative grew out of the ongoing collaboration between the Warrington-based High School and Soroptimist International of Warrington (, a women’s volunteer organisation that works in the community to transform the lives of women