February 2022 issue of Soroptimist News out now

The February 2022 issue of Soroptimist News is out now. You can view it as a Page-Turner for PCs or download the App for Mobile Devices. The main features in this issue include: What Soroptimists are doing towards achieving Peace throughout the world; How Prosperity is affected by an aging population; Interviews with “ordinary” Members;

Anne Ainsworth – past International and Federation Treasurer

It is with great sadness that I must announce that Anne Ainsworth passed away peacefully yesterday, 10 February 2022. Anne, a lifelong Soroptimist, was very much admired and respected and will be greatly missed by all who knew her, both as a friend and a colleague. Anne was born in Norfolk and at the age

World Day of Social Justice

Social justice is a political and philosophical theory which focuses on the concept of fairness in the relations of individuals in society and equal access to wealth, opportunities, social privileges and fruits of economic growth. As a concept, it arose in the early 19th century during the Industrial Revolution throughout Europe, which aimed to stop

Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland  would like to send our congratulations to HM The Queen on her Platinum Jubilee. Today marks 70 years since The Queen’s accession to the throne. We are delighted that Her Majesty’s Green Canopy project, to mark the Platinum Jubilee, mirrors our own Plant Trees project. To date we have

Programme Director February Message

The two great challenges of the last few years, and now, have been Climate Change and Covid. Do we want to ‘build BACK better’ or take the opportunities we have to ‘build FORWARD better’? Personally, I like forward, not a return to ‘normal’. Where and how can we do better? Both topics affect women and

President’s Message February 2022

Dear Members, As we enter the month of February, no doubt your thoughts will be turning towards planning your events to celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March 2022. However before then, there are several UN Days in February which resonate with Soroptimists; on the 6th – the all-important International Day of Zero Tolerance to

International Day of Human Fraternity

Coming shortly after the festive season and the pandemic which has made us make changes in the way we live; this International Day of Human Fraternity is very timely and has never been more relevant. A fraternity is a sisterhood or brotherhood of people, formed typically around common goals or aspirations, networking and supporting each

International Day of Education

Isn’t education a human right for everyone? The right to education is enshrined in article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The declaration calls for free and compulsory elementary education. Why is it then that 258 million children and youths still do not attend school; 617 million children and adolescents cannot read and

Comission for Social Development Statement – January 2022

In addition to the Convention to End all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), SIGBI has access to the Commission for Social Development (CSocD) through Soroptimist International (SI). SIGBI has co-signed a recent submission to CSocD from the NGO Committee on Social Development, which advocates for