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Soroptimist International - Tynemouth, Whitley Bay and District

Soroptimist International of Tynemouth, Whitley Bay and District is part of a worldwide organisation of women, which is linked to the United Nations.

Welcome to SI Tynemouth, Whitley Bay & District

Do you want to create a better world for women and girls? Yes? Then Soroptimism could be for you!

Members of Tynemouth, Whitley Bay & District Soroptimists are “Women inspiring action, transforming lives”. We educate, empower and enable half a million women and girls around the world.

80 000 Soroptimists Worldwide

There are nearly 80,000 Soroptimists worldwide, the majority of whom belong to their local Club, where they can make friends with like-minded women, have fun and work on projects that help improve the lives of women and girls locally, nationally and internationally.

Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) also offers Associate Membership, for busy women who believe in what we do but do not have the time to get involved in Club activities.

Soroptimist International (SI) and SIGBI both have consultative status at the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at the United Nations (UN), which gives us a voice on important discussion papers, and allows us to attend the Commission on the Status of Women in New York each March, and contribute to the “Agreed Conclusions”. This status would not be possible without the fantastic work being done by our Members.

Join Us and help us to Make That Difference to Women and Girls worldwide.


Our work

Clubs choose projects to work on that tackle one of the five Programme Areas identified by Soroptimist International:

  • Economic Empowerment
  • Education
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Food Security and Healthcare
  • Violence and Conflict Resolution

All our work is linked to the Sustainable Development Goals whether it’s local, national or international. All projects work towards ending poverty, eradicating hunger, providing education for all and preserving the environment.

If you’d like to know more about what we do and how you can help make a positive contribution to the work of SI Tynemouth, Whitley Bay & District please complete the contact us form

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