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Soroptimist International - Surrey Hills

Soroptimist International of Surrey Hills is part of a worldwide organisation of women, which is linked to the United Nations.

Welcome to SI Surrey Hills

The Coronavirus outbreak has impacted us all. But that didn’t stop the members of SI Surrey Hills continuing to support women and girls locally and abroad. Although we weren’t able to meet as usual, we continued to hold our regular meetings virtually, via Zoom. We are delighted that we are now able to meet again in person once a month, with our second monthly meeting being held virtually. Please do contact us if you would like to join us.

At SI Surrey Hills we’re busy working on our projects – collecting bras and new knickers for Smalls for All, writing letters to cancer sufferers in hospital, filling handbags as gifts for Surrey Women’s refuges, making little fabric hearts to support Covid patients and their families and knitting blankets for Bliss. Locally we are supporting Surrey County Council’s new initiative to promote “period dignity” by making sanitary products freely available at certain locations in our towns.

We also lobby government on matters of interest to women and girls, such as supporting the inclusion of the offence of non-fatal strangulation in the recent Domestic Violence Act 2021 and challenging current proposals to oblige alleged victims of rape to give the police unfettered access to their mobile phones.

These are just a few of our current projects. And we want to do more!  That’s where you come in…..

What do you get out of it??  A sense of helping others; working on projects which directly help women and girls both locally and throughout the world; talks which educate you on issues; Regional meetings where you meet other like-minded women and our annual Conference, where over 1,000 women gather to debate and learn.

If you would like to find out more about us in particular and Soroptimism in general, we would be delighted to see you at one of our meetings.  Please contact us through this website and our Membership Co-ordinator will be in touch.

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SI Surrey Hills supports women and girls in Afghanistan

We have all been shocked and saddened by recent events in Afghanistan. And we are particularly concerned about the impact they may have on the lives of women and girls there. So we have been writing to our local MPs asking them to do all they can to ensure to the UK continues to support Afghan women and girls in whatever way it can. To see the message of support from the President of Soroptimist International and read more about what Soroptimists around the world are doing to support women and girls in Afghanistan, please click here.