Sustainable Development Goals – Margaret Clark

If we want to end poverty, combat inequalities and promote prosperity while protecting the environment we need to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) These are 17 Goals with 169 Targets which were formally adopted by all Member States at the United Nations Summit, New York, in September 2015. Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland

How do we encourage girls into STEM careers?

Encouraging girls to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects is a topic that seems to be regularly in the news. Looking at the statistics in the UK, there is little difference in the male and female subject choices at GCSE level, probably due to the requirement to have a balanced curriculum, but this

Stimulating the minds and hearts of our teenagers by Michelle Cave

  Stimulating the minds and hearts of our teenagers is work we must engage in, says President of Soroptimist International of Jamestown, Michelle Cave. It’s not enough to expect children to figure out their talents on their own, putting forward options for them to choose from is within our grasp, so as far as possible,

Girls’ Education: A lifeline to development – Jan Hemlin

Education is one of the most critical areas of empowerment for women. It is also an area that offers some of the clearest examples of the discrimination suffered by women. Among children not attending school there are twice as many girls as boys, whilst among illiterate adults there are twice as many women as men.

All the latest news from CSW61

CSW61 Why come to CSW? Margaret Clark – Assistant Programme Director for Advocacy The Commission for the Status of Women is the largest global intergovernmental forum on gender equality and the empowerment of women. It is so inspiring, knowing how women’s organizations are improving women’s rights in so many countries throughout the world. Women talk


Catch up with a Soroptimist – Aminatta L.R. Ngum

Member – Aminatta L.R. Ngum Founder Member of Soroptimist International of Banjul, The Gambia How did you first hear about Soroptimist International? Sometime in 1986 when I was Senior Magistrate, the late Mrs. Louise Njie, then Minister of Health and Women’s Affairs invited me to attend an inaugural meeting for the establishment of a Club in

Benefits of Volunteering

In an age when we all claim to be so short of time is there still a place for volunteering? Volunteering is about giving up your time for a good cause. You don’t get paid but you do get the chance to use your talents, develop new skills, and experience the pleasure that comes from