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Soroptimist International - Woking and District

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

We are Woking Soroptimists

Special November Days

25 November to 16 December 8 – More about this campaign here

Days of Action against Domestic Violence, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.   The importance of this campaign was highlighted on 26 November 2020 by two items in BBC News:  Covid-19 and gender equality  Women murdered by partner

25 – Day of Elimination of Violence against Women – The 2020 theme is: Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect! 

28 – Small Business Day

29 – International Women Human Rights Defenders Day

30 – Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women

 

Latest

Our National Conference report – more here

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Local Breast Cancer charity ‘ Walk the Walk’ is holding a virtual balloon race to raise funds. Look out for our ‘Soroptimist Woking’ balloons flying high over the Serengeti. And get your balloon here

 

 

 

 

 

Read the latest about Your Sanctuary here.

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Body image and self image: 1) Radio 4, Woman’s Hour on 23 September 2020 spoke to Caroline Noakes, Chair of the Women’s And Equalities Committee of the House of Commons. Hear what she said here 2) Cosmetic surgery and teenage girls – Advertising consultation – Read Daily Telegraph article here More about self image and body image here

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29 – International Women Human Rights Defenders Day

 

Latest

Our National Conference report – more here

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Local Breast Cancer charity ‘ Walk the Walk’ is holding a virtual balloon race to raise funds. Look out for our ‘Soroptimist Woking’ balloons flying high over the Serengeti. And get your balloon here

 

 

 

 

 

Read the latest about Your Sanctuary here.

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Body image and self image: 1) Radio 4, Woman’s Hour on 23 September 2020 spoke to Caroline Noakes, Chair of the Women’s And Equalities Committee of the House of Commons. Hear what she said here 2) Cosmetic surgery and teenage girls – Advertising consultation – Read Daily Telegraph article here More about self image and body image here

 

Latest

Our National Conference report – more here

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Local Breast Cancer charity ‘ Walk the Walk’ is holding a virtual balloon race to raise funds. Look out for our ‘Soroptimist Woking’ balloons flying high over the Serengeti. And get your balloon here

 

 

 

 

 

Read the latest about Your Sanctuary here.

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Body image and self image: 1) Radio 4, Woman’s Hour on 23 September 2020 spoke to Caroline Noakes, Chair of the Women’s And Equalities Committee of the House of Commons. Hear what she said here 2) Cosmetic surgery and teenage girls – Advertising consultation – Read Daily Telegraph article here More about self image and body image here

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28 – Small Business Day

29 – International Women Human Rights Defenders Day

 

Latest

Our National Conference report – more here

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Local Breast Cancer charity ‘ Walk the Walk’ is holding a virtual balloon race to raise funds. Look out for our ‘Soroptimist Woking’ balloons flying high over the Serengeti. And get your balloon here

 

 

 

 

 

Read the latest about Your Sanctuary here.

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Body image and self image: 1) Radio 4, Woman’s Hour on 23 September 2020 spoke to Caroline Noakes, Chair of the Women’s And Equalities Committee of the House of Commons. Hear what she said here 2) Cosmetic surgery and teenage girls – Advertising consultation – Read Daily Telegraph article here More about self image and body image here

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How can we better protect domestic abuse survivors? Your Sanctuary’s new campaign – more here

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You can help to stop the spread of Covid-19. The Covid Symptoms Study is using population data as a tool. More on this BBC article here

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Our awareness and fund-raising events have been postponed for the moment, but we are still supporting the charities we care about.

Our Club

Welcome to our Club. Please use the menu in the sidebar to navigate our site and find out more about who we are and what we do.

“I found women with a social conscience and open hearts for friendship.

Being a Soroptimist gives me such a sense of purpose.”

Soroptimist Action

Our members act to make the lives of women and girls better – locally, nationally and internationally. Each member’s contribution to our goal is welcomed and appreciated – no matter how great or small.

Take a look at the Club News page to see what we have been doing recently and to Soroptimists action for more about our projects.

To speak to us, go to Contact us.

Global Club Links

Our Club is part of the worldwide network of Soroptimist International. This non-political organisation takes a firm stance on a number of subjects relating to women and girls (more at National Federation, SIGBI).

SI Woking & District cooperates with the other clubs in the Southern Region of Soroptimist International of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, and has Friendship Links with the Soroptimist Clubs of SI Durban and SI Pretoria Tshwane in South Africa.

Recent Club News

November News – Remembrance Day, breast cancer, Woking Debates, modern slavery, domestic abuse

November 2020 news Remembrance Day  BBC Asian Network marked #RemebranceDay with  a look at the…

October 2020 news : endometriosis, domestic violence, feminism, town twinning

In the news in October 2020 Endometriosis is a miserable disease that only affects women. ...

What are Woking Soroptimists doing now?

What are Woking Soroptimists doing now? We’re reaching out to the community, learning more about…