The charity chosen by Present Claire Archbold to be supported during her 2023 term of office is AKT. In choosing this charity, the club is committed to fulfilling Sigbi’s Diversity Statement which reads as follows –
Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) Limited, is an organisation dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls. As such we welcome all women to join our organisation.
As a global organisation, SIGBI values the contributions of members of all backgrounds, regardless of age, ethnicity, race, colour, ability, religion, socio-economic status, culture, sexual orientation or gender identity. We believe that a diverse community of members is essential to our ability to achieve our mission to create a more equitable future.
In order to guide our behaviour and activities we will observe and apply the principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and, in particular, the Convention to End all forms of Discrimination Against Women.
In order to succeed in these endeavours we will:
- Treat all with dignity and respect
- Be non-sectarian
- Not have any party political affiliation
- Work with all who share our objectives