Soroptimist News August 2022

The August 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. We have created an Easy Guide to installing and using the App. Download it now to get the most out of the App: Easy Guide to installing and using

SIGBI President’s August 2022 Message

Dear Members I am sure you will all want to join me in congratulating the Lionesses on their magnificent European Championship victory on 31 July. The England Women’s squad is now calling on Government to ensure all schoolgirls are given equal access to football training in PE lessons and for it to become part of

Programme Director’s August 2022 Message

We have all, wherever we live, experienced the effects of climate change in recent months. This, together with other global issues such as conflict (e.g. Ukraine, Syria, Yemen), Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) and other gender inequalities (e.g. widowhood) simply make our purpose of helping women and girls be the best they can be

United Kingdom ratifies the Istanbul Convention

The United Kingdom has ratified the Istanbul Convention (Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence), and it comes into force in the UK on 1 November 2022. The UK is the 37th state to ratify the convention but, sadly, has made a reservation limiting the rights of migrant

Nelson Mandela International Day

What – a blog on the Memorial Day of a man by a women’s organisation? Why, you may ask like me. I had read Nelson Mandela’s autobiography about his formidable and impressive fight for freedom of oppression, “The Long Walk to Freedom”, 751 pages worth reading, and I turned back to it for clues. No

Membership Director’s July 2022 Message

We are now halfway through the year! It seems like the time is just passing by so quickly. What a difference a year can make! Last year at this time, many of us were still struggling with high levels of uncertainty as well as continued lockdowns and increasing COVID numbers. Now, a year later, the

World Population Day

Should a woman have a right to an abortion? I bet a pound to a penny you have a view on abortion. Everyone does. The recent ruling in the USA has made it an issue for women everywhere to discuss. If we believe that governments have a responsibility to ensure everyone has access to safe

SIGBI Programme Director’s June 2022 Message

Awareness, Advocacy, Action In my blog for April I ended up reminding us of our awareness, advocacy, action mantra. It is still relevant today and on much the same themes.   Climate change Stockholm+50, an event to mark 50 years from the meeting in 1972, looked at the human environment and its effects on the