SI Dunfermline give gifts to Ukrainian refugees

The Dunfermline Soroptimists have given bags of gifts to Ukrainian refugees living in Fife. Bags were filled with little gifts including perfume, shower gels and daffodils, to put a smile on the faces of the Ukrainian women who are seeking refuge in Fife. Read the full article

SI Harrogate International Women’s Day event at local 6th form

Rossett 6th form students have taken part in International Women’s Day, with a presentation during their morning assembly, put together by three students, Poppy Magill, Pinky Kornlup and Alice Loring. This morning was part of a partnership with the Harrogate & District Soroptimists. The presentation talked about the misunderstanding on what feminism is, gender equality, and played

SI Salisbury raise awareness for International Women’s Day

AN EVENT to raise awareness about gender inequality and domestic abuse as part of International Women’s Day took place in the city centre with the message that “it is not just women’s issues.” Soroptimist Liz Batten said: “This is not just women’s issues. It’s all part of a women’s safety campaign which we have been

SI Barnstaple put together anti-spiking kits

Hundreds of anti-spiking kits will be handed out at pubs, bars and clubs in north Devon. North Devon Council said 500 free kits will be distributed to licensed premises “at regular intervals” by police. The packs contain deterrents including fluorescent bottle stoppers and self-adhesive foil lids. Soroptimist International Barnstaple and District, which aims to improve

Chester Soroptimist donates lockdown hair to children’s wig charity

A CHESTER Soroptimist member has donated her hair, which she had been growing since lockdown, to charity in order to be made into wigs for those suffering with hair loss. Wendy Thompson had missed several hair appointments during the Covid pandemic and, after a chance meeting with a cancer specialist nurse, was encouraged to grow

SI Tunbridge Wells run the Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) survey

MORE than 90 per cent of female residents in Tunbridge Wells have experienced some form harassment in the town, a survey has found. The Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) survey was run this spring by the local branch of women’s movement Soroptimist International to coincide with International Women’s Day in March. The report ‘Spotlight

SI Llandudno give talk on supporting woman and girls to Rotary members

Llandudno Rotarians met on November 1 to hear about the vital work a community group carries out to support women and girls. Llandudno Soroptimists, Pat Kerfoot and Celia Blomeley, talked about their work in the community at Maesdu Golf Club. Founded 100-years-ago, the Soroptimists have had a presence in the UK for 80 years –

SI Esperance give students etiquette training

Soroptimist International Esperance held a graduation ceremony for participants of its Etiquette 101 programme recently. The first participants were 218 girls from Parvati Girls’ Hindu College in Debe. The programme was aimed at inspiring girls 11-19 years to enable them to be their personal best. Students were taught communication skills, appropriate behaviour and dress, manners

SI St Vincent and the Grenadines Girls on Fire Programme 2022

Soroptimist International SVG hosted Girls on Fire 2022 on Monday 25th July, 2022 for five daysunder the theme – “My Voice, Our Equal Future”. This programme was organised by the Programme Action (PAC) committee under the chairmanship of Sis. Shannon Durrant – Samuel. Read the full article