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How we’re working towards SI’s Sustainable Development Goals …

Celebrating 100 Years of Soroptimism 1921-2021



STOP PRESS! – The first two sets of  Healthy Hampers have been sent out to Snowdrop clients – July 2021!

The Veggie Pasties look amazing!








  • Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning
  • Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls


– We are now in our 4th year of the Share our Skills project with local Sixth Former students.  They have assisted in the organisation our Fashion Show, taken a very active part in the successful Toilet Twinning project, and we are now working together to produce recipe cards and food boxes which will be donated to the Snowdrop Project – a local charity which supports refugees.  The girls are also working within their school to raise awareness of Period Poverty.

SI Karachi


– We continue to offer support to SI Karachi, enabling them to give women the skills and funding to become independent.  Fundraising for this project includes an annual Curry Night and we are currently looking at ways of holding this event, under the Covid restrictions.  Watch this space!

Sustainable Environment and Health


  • Working towards a world where there is no poverty, zero hunger, good health and wellbeing.
  • Living with clean water and sanitation in sustainable cities and communities and recognising the need for climate action.

We organsied a successful Speaker Meeting –  Sylvia from the Dianne Oxberry Trust encouraged SI Sheffield members and their guests, which included the Yorkshire Region’s President Linda, to spread the word about the symptoms of ovarian cancer.  The Trust was formed in memory of Dianne Oxberry, a BBC presenter, who died in 2019 only ten weeks after her diagnosis with this disease.  By raising awareness of the symptoms, it is hoped that women will have an earlier diagnosis, thus saving lives.  You can find out more on


– Health awareness particularly working with Breast Cancer Now to run a pink party raising awareness of the issues particularly in response to the covid pandemic. We ran an online auction to raise much needed money for the charity.

– Tree planting –to support SIGBI`s project to plant trees in celebration of our centenary and a talk from the community forestry officer.

-We plan to work with ECOSIA and to research a project about sustainable toilet paper and support for women’s communities in Africa.


Action against Gender Based Violence


  • Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls


-Supporting two of Sheffield women’s refuges by regular donations of toiletries, house-hold items, non-perishable food items, children’s clothing,  toys and gift parcels at Christmas and Easter.

– Supporting the Snowdrop Project, which supports survivors of human trafficking through regular donations of children’s toys and clothes, furniture and house hold items.

-Campaigning against the sexual exploitation of women through actions such as organising a successful campaign against the relicensing of a sexual “entertainment” venue in the city or by collecting signatures for the “Stop Sex for Sale” Action, initiated by the Purple Teardrop Campaign.