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2018/19 – Catherine Milhench

 Welcome to the Soroptimist International of Northern Ireland website.My name is Catherine Milhench and I am the current present of Soroptimist International of Northern Ireland. I am a member of my local club SI Downpatrick and District.Northern Ireland is a member of the Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland and within our region we have 12 clubs – Bangor, Ballymena, Ballymoney, Belfast, Derry/Londonderry, Downpatrick and District, Dungannon, Enniskillen, Lisburn, Lurgan, Newry and Mourne and Portadown.

Each club is very unique and active In their own community with an amazing array of service projects, environmental projects, fundraising, awareness projects and lobbying projects. Each club works to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and each club is making a huge difference to women and girls locally, nationally and internationally.

As Soroptimists we aim to educate, enable and empower women and girls worldwide. Currently in our lifetime, women are still sold in the sex trade, there still exists a gender pay gap. FGM still is practiced, women are still having to fight in campaigns such as #metoo and #thisisnotconsent.

We are seeking to build our power in Northern Ireland, to make a bigger difference and to a be a voice for our women and girls. If you are interested please reach out to us and we will direct you to your nearest club.

In Friendship

Catherine Milhench