• Spreading festive cheer, tackling gender-violence and more: Soroptimists in Action - December

    19/12/13

    As many people around the world celebrate Christmas and New Year, lots of Soroptimist clubs have been helping to spread some seasonal cheer, particularly among women and children who might otherwise miss out. You can see and read some examples in this month's round-up.  Violence against women and girls has also continued as a theme for many SI clubs -…

  • President Ann Honoured at Civic Reception on Human Rights Day

    18/12/13

      Image: President Ann (right) with Deacon Hamish Brodie and Mrs Brodie Civic leaders in Glasgow (Scotland, UK) honoured Soroptimist International President Ann Garvie with a reception at the City Chambers on 10 December, Human Rights Day.  The Lord Provost Sadie Docherty congratulated Ann on her Presidency, saying: “Wherever there are strong women, there is hope. It’s a privilege to…

  • Remembering Damini/Nirbhaya - one year on from the Delhi Gang Rape

    18/12/13

    “The flames ignited by Nirbhaya/Damini will continue to blaze till every woman attains justice, equality and respect” Annette Mascarenhas, President, National Association of Soroptimist International of India SI South Kolkata take part in a silent protest march in memory of Nirbhaya/Damini. One year ago, a 23 year-old student in New Delhi, India, was attacked by a group of men while…

  • Soroptimist International President 2015-2017 Announced

    09/12/13

      Soroptimist International is delighted to announce that  Yvonne Simpson from the Federation of South West Pacific has been elected as International President 2015-2017.  Yvonne will take up her post as President-Elect on 1st January 2014 and will succeed President Ann Garvie at the SI Convention in Istanbul in July 2015. Yvonne  has been a member of SI Westland, New…

  • Birthing in the Pacific - Celebrating SI's 2011-2013 President's Appeal!

    09/12/13

    Everyday in PNG 3 women die due to complications of pregnancy/childbirth. For every woman who dies, about 30 sustain significant disability. 45 out of every 1000 babies born will not live to see their first birthday. Two years ago Past President Alice Wells of Soroptimist International read these statistics and believed that it didn’t have to be this way. These…

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