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Programme Director’s September 2020 Message – Prosperity

What does ‘Eat out to help out in August’ have in common with Sustainable Development Goals? It has never been more important to focus on the Prosperity Sustainable Development Goals Affordable and clean energy (SDG7) Good jobs and economic growth (SDG8) Innovation and infrastructure (SDG9) Reduced in equalities (SDG10) and Sustainable cities and communities (SDG11)

Soroptimist Day of Action – 18 July 2020

See what our Members got up to on our annual Soroptimist Day of Action, which this year was on 18 July 2020, by watching the short video below. If this whet’s your appetite, and you are interested in finding out more, then email sally@sigbi.org. Check the Club Finder to see if there is a Club

August 2020 Soroptimist News out now

The August 2020 issue of Soroptimist News is out now. You can view it as a Page-Turner for PCs or download the App for Mobile Devices. This issue focusses on the planet and partnerships. How can we help the planet recover and build back better? Is the COVID-19 pandemic a result of our neglect of

World Humanitarian Day – 19 August 2020

World Humanitarian Day is marked by the UN to “celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity”. The UN asks members states and the global community at large to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world. In 2009, the United

SIGBI Belfast Virtual Conference 2020

Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to hold our usual Federation Conference, which would have seen over 1,000 Members from all over the world meeting up in Belfast in October 2020. Instead, we are holding a Virtual Conference over two days, 30-31 October 2020 13.30-17.00 GMT both days. This is an exciting development

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President Isobel’s August 2020 Message

I attended the 4 days of the Soroptimist International Board Meeting from Monday 27th July to Thursday the 30th July. Or rather the 4 nights as BST meant I started at 19.00 and the earliest finish was 00.30 the next day! Bette Levy, our UN Representative in New York, presented on a number of issues

Programme Director’s August 2020 Message

Gender Balance/Equity Gender balance refers to “an equitable distribution of life’s opportunities and resources between women and men, and/or the equal representation of women and men.” Given the differences between men and women, equal treatment may not always result in equal outcomes and so the concept of gender equity, referring to fairness of treatment for

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons – 30 July 2020 (Carol Infanti)

What is United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons? 30 July is United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons, established to raise awareness of the plight of human trafficking victims and promote and protect their rights. More than 20 million people living today around the world have been trafficked either for sexual exploitation