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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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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:


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 ( or from the Benevolent Fund Secretary ( 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.

Miriam Murphy Wood National President with SI Dublin President Mary Troy and Yaron Oppenheimer Deputy Head of Mission at The Dutch Embassy at Dublin s City Hall for Orange the World Day on 25th November 2021.

Celebrating 100 years of Soroptimists - banner.

Welcome to SIGBI’s 87th Federation virtual Conference and 100th Celebratory Birthday Party on 29 - 30 October 2021 in Llandudno, Wales. (more…)
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…)

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.


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.


Miriam Murphy Wood
National President

Regina's Speech >>

Who Is She? – Showcasing Soroptimists for the Centenary
To celebrate the first centenary of Soroptimist International,

Tess Hogan, President SI Cork, who was selected as one of the "1 in a 100" Soroptimists of the last 100 years.

October marks the 100th birthday of Soroptimists International. It’s a significant milestone for the worldwide organisation for women who want to improve the lives of other women and girls.

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. Please follow the link below:


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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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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UN Women

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