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 (www.greatsankey.org) 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 (www.sigbi.org/warrington), a women’s volunteer organisation that works in the community to transform the lives of women

SIGBI President’s August 2019 Blog

Hello Ladies, I hope everyone is enjoying the summer. For those members who have just returned from Kuala Lumpur, you certainly brought the sunshine back with you. From looking at the photos and reading the blogs I think the 21st International Convention can be declared a resounding success! Now it’s time for members to make

SIGBI Programme Director’s Blog August 2019

During the summer we can reflect on the past year and prepare for the next. There is much going on at present including preparation for the UN anniversaries[1] during 2020. Whilst we were at the SI Convention in Kuala Lumpur the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) was running at the UN in New York: The

What’s happening at Soroptimist International?

Blog by SIGBI President, Susan Biggs As the current President of Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland I often get asked questions about Soroptimist International and as much has been happening in Cambridge I thought I would bring you all up to speed with the developments and have them documented in one place. Firstly there

Educate, Empower, Enable – Student Blog

Blog posted on 18th January 2018 by Paul Crouch on AKS Lytham Independent School School Blogs Page. Fylde Soroptimists have been working with AKS Lytham Independent School and set up a Soroptimist School Club. Our first student blog of 2018 comes from some of the girls in our AKS Soroptimists Youth Group who meet on