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63rd. Session of Commission on the Status of Women 2019


 
Soroptimist International Republic Of Ireland to Host
Soroptimist International Convention in Dublin, July 2023
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UN Women



NWCI welcomed the International Women’s Day ratification of the Istanbul Convention, after a long campaign by women’s groups and organisations including Soroptimists working to end violence against women. 

Orla O’Connor, Director of NWCI


 

SIGBI Benevolent Fund:

Eligibility:

To receive help from the Benevolent Fund, an applicant must have been a member of a Soroptimist Club for at least 3 consecutive years. Assistance is given in the form of grants, either as a one-off payment for a specific need, or as a regular quarterly grant to supplement the beneficiary’s income. The fund does not make loans.

To apply

Application Forms for financial assistance from the Benevolent Fund may be obtained from your Regional Representative, Clare Comerford (Clare.comerford1@gmail.com) or from the Benevolent Fund Secretary (sigbi.benevolentfund@yahoo.co.uk). All information is treated in absolute confidence.  The only person with whom the applicant will discuss her circumstances is her Regional Representative, who will help her complete the form and ensure that the reasons for the application is made clear. The form is then sent to the Secretary of the Benevolent Fund.


United Nations building, New York.
COVID-19 might have silenced the city that never sleeps, but it hasn't stopped our team of UN Representatives in New York from advocating for women and girls.

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Welcome to SIGBI’s 87th Federation virtual Conference and 100th Celebratory Birthday Party on 29 - 30 October 2021 in Llandudno, Wales. (more…)
JOIN THE GLOBAL CELEBRATION
This October Soroptimist International is celebrating its 100th birthday! That’s a century of Soroptimists transforming the lives of women and girls around the world - and that is definitely something worth celebrating! (more…)

Sharon Fisher
SI President 2020-2021

Sharon Fisher
SI President 2020-2021

"The value of any social movement is having everyone moving in the same direction toward common goals. We can be the messenger that brings the complex global issues facing women and girls into focus and aligns them with the programme work of Soroptimist International (SI)." (more...)


View "Exploring the Road to Equality" webinar >>

View "trafficking Our Girls" webinar >>

Join "Ending Child Marriage on the Road to Equality" webinar >>
Date Time: Jan 21, 2021 09:00 AM Vancouver - Jan 21, 2021 17.00 PM Irish time.

Soroptimists Acting Against FMG >>

All seminars available on Youtube.


Through their  Programme Action, Soroptimists in Ireland are ‘on the road’ with International President, Sharon, on her journey to find and empower women and girls who are left behind. Full reports of our activities  can be discovered on Club  and Reports pages, but three of the current projects are shown below – considering action for Older People, to prevent FGM and to intervene in the pressing problem of climate change.


PROGRAMME ACTION in 2021

Environmental Protection:

Congratulations to the National Programme Action Committee on the award of Climate Action Ambassador to Soroptimist International ROI for our current National Project which focusses on environmental work.   

Each Club will decide for itself precisely what action to take, but all will support the Sustainable Development Goals.

Bray Club hosted an information meeting, facilitated by Sile O'Flaherty from Athlone and attended by Soroptimists, local politicians and members of Rotary.. The purpose of the evening was to stress how everyday actions and choices impact on Climate change.




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Mary Kerr
National President



Regina White
Winner of the 2021 Soroptimist Public Speaking Cometition.


Who Is She? – Showcasing Soroptimists for the Centenary
To celebrate the first centenary of Soroptimist International,
what better way to raise the profile of the Organisation, than to identify 100 Soroptimists past and present who have made a noteworthy contribution to society.

These amazing women will be ‘Celebrated’ by publishing their biographies on Wikipedia,  clearly noting prominently in the piece that they are/were members of Soroptimist International. 

Clubs from ROI have made suggestions for past and present members to join this elite group; Five have reached  the shortlist and we are delighted to show them below:

Mildred O'Brien, SI Bray.
We are very pleased to announce that Mildred O'Brien has been chosen as one of the first women to be nominated for the centenary list.

Judith Ironside, SI Ennis & District, is among the women selected for the second month of this promotion. 

Anne Kavanagh, SI Dublin, who is among the women selected for the third month of the centenary list.


Dr. Patricia McCaul-Collins
SI Drogheda has been selected for the fourth month of the centenary list.
Tess Hogan, SI Cork.

Tess Hogan
SI Cork

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It is my great pleasure to announce that President Tess Hogan SI Cork (above) has been invited as a VIP guest to a reception at the House of Lords in May 2021, as part of the Soroptimist Centenary celebrations. Tess's name has been drawn with one other from the names of Soroptimists who are being recognised by the #WhoIsShe? Campaign to celebrate our centenary.

Catherine Giblin, immediate past president. 


Link to History of Soroptimism.

How do I join Soroptimist International Republic of Ireland?

We welcome new members to all our clubs. If you're interested in joining please go to"Contact" at the top of the page.

We will forward your enquiry to the club nearest to you, who in turn will contact and meet you to inform you about soroptimism; our goals, our work, our meetings, as well as our many social activities.

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