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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 September Days

8 –  International Literacy Day – Did you know that in 2020

  • 773 million adults and young people lack basic literacy skills;
  • 617 million children and adolescents are not achieving minimum proficiency levels in reading and mathematics;
  • During the initial phase of the pandemic, the closing of schools disrupted the education of 62.3 per cent of students across the world;
  • Adult literacy and education were left out of the first plans to keep education going during the pandemic.  So many youths and adults with no or low literacy skills have had little access to life-saving information.

10 –   World Suicide Prevention Day  – The BBC has a recent article about young women and suicide here

We salute the great work the Samaritans do in preventing suicide

30 –  National Women’s Health and Fitness Day and National Sporting Heritage Day


National Conference in October 2020 – the virtual conference is open to non-members – more here


Purple Community Fund gift items on sale for a limited period. Go to our Club News page for more information


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


Girls and body image:  1) Cosmetic surgery and teenage girls – Advertising consultation –  Read Daily Telegraph article here  2) “A third of girls say they won’t post selfies without enhancement”  So says Girlguiding’s annual survey, reported in The Guardian on 27 August 2020.   More about girls and body image here


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


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 Work

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 do.

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.

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