Welcome to Soroptimist International Northern England Region

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WHY SHOULD I JOIN SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL?

You will become part of the world’s premier international women’s organisation, focused exclusively on building a better world for women and girls.

You will be able to:

  • Undertake local, national and international projects to benefit women and girls
  • Enjoy service, friendship and fun with like minded women in your area
  • Lobby, influence and make a difference for women at home and abroad
  • Expand your business and professional networks both locally and further afield
  • Meet women from different countries and cultures
  • Attend international and national conferences
  • Attend meetings in 125 countries when you travel for business or leisure
  • Benefit from home hospitality when you visit other countries

Your subscription will give you access to:

  • A worldwide network of business and professional women
  • Members only databases and websites
  • Two high quality magazines – both received regularly throughout the year
  • Reduced price travel, insurance and service offers
  • Residential club in London at highly competitive rates
  • Workshops and a range of opportunities to develop leadership and other personal skills

 
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Soroptimist Vision

  • Soroptimist International is committed to a world where women and girls together achieve their individual and collective potential, realise aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communities worldwide.

Soroptimist Mission

  • Soroptimists inspire action and create opportunities to transform the lives of women and girls through a global network of members and international partnerships.

Soroptimist Values

  • Human Rights for all
  • Global peace and international goodwill
  • Advancing women’s potential
  • Integrity and democratic decision making
  • Volunteering, diversity and friendship

Soroptimist Goals

  • Soroptimist International will improve the lives and status of women and girls through education, empowerment or enabling opportunities.
  • Soroptimist International will be a global voice for increasing access to education and leadership for women and girls.

Google Map of Soroptimist International Northern England 12 Club locations: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=z0uhH16QGQWE.kONVNVLdQheg&usp=sharing

Click here for Regional Information Booklet:  A5_Booklet Revised (006)

 Information on Regional Afternoon Tea 2018:  tea2018b

Sufferage Anniversary Events 2018

Suffrage events in Newcastle-1       The Women’s 100-1

Inspiring Women of the Tees Valley

To celebrate the centenary of the passing into law of Representation of the People Act on 6 February 1918, which gave women the right to vote for the first time, Preston Park Museum Stockton on tees is dedicating February 2018 to celebrating the inspirational women who have been born and lived in the Tees Valley.  http://www.prestonparkmuseum.co.uk/inspiring-women-tees-valley

The passing of the law came about as a result of many years of passionate campaigning by women’s rights groups such as the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU). Led by figures such as the Pankhurts (Emmeline, Christabel and Sylvia), these Suffragettes or Suffragists fought hard to gain what we clearly know now to be a basic freedom. We honour their memory and their struggles with this project.

   

Left: Hilda Dallas’ famous ‘Votes for Women ‘ poster, produced for the WSPU in 1909

Right: Suffragette Christabel Pankhurst voting in 1918

 

Inspiring the Tees Valley

From groundbreaking politicians to actresses and from award-winning authors to sporting superstars, Stockton-on-Tees and the surrounding regions of the Tees Valley have produced women who have changed the world. This project is dedicated to bringing their achievements more into the public eye and hopefully serving to inspire the next generation of girls and young women.

We’ll be sharing our inspiring women in a series of posts on our Facebook and Twitter pages throughout February. Why not share with us your own important individuals and join in the conversation by using the hashtag #inspiringteesvalleywomen.

SI Carlisle is participating in the Cumbrian celebration of the 100 years of women’s suffrage by taking part in a parade on 3 March in the morning in Carlisle, walking from Tullie House Museum to the city centre.  Together with other voluntary women’s groups we have been involved in making banners for the different museums in Cumbria and these form part of the parade and we shall also be showcasing the work done by Soroptimists in the city centre on that day.  Alison Jary

Representation of the People Act 1918 – key dates

6 February 1918 – The Representation of the People Act is passed giving women aged over 30 and “of property” the vote

21 November 1918 – The Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act is passed and allows women to stand for Parliament

14 December 1918 – Women vote in a general election for the first time

1928 – The Equal Franchise Act is passed and all women aged over 21 can now vote

30 May 1929 – Women aged between 21 and 29 vote for the first time

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Soroptimist International Northern England Meetup

 

 

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