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SI Brisbane

SoroptimistInternational of Brisbane became the third Soroptimist Club to be chartered inAustralia in 1949, and the first in the State.  The introduction into Queensland of this worldwide organisation for women, has enabled the formation of many more clubs, which in turn have given members who care passionately about human rights and the status of women an opportunity to affect much needed changes for women in society.          

Brisbane club members, were then, and are now, drawn from a wide cross section of the Brisbane business and professional communities.  In the past 60 years, these members have undertaken an extensive range of projects whose objectives have been to give service to community identified needs, or active participation in decision-making at all levels of local, national and international communities.

The Brisbane Club meets monthly on the second Monday in the month at the CWA Ruth Fairfax House on Gregory Terrace.  Meetings are combined dinner and business meetings that commence at 6.30pm.

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Latest News From Brisbane Inc

Rosie Battie RoadshowPrintE-mail
Written by Miryam Sepulveda  
Saturday, 16 July 2016

brisbane_invite_600.jpg The Rosie Batty Roadshow is about "Ending violence against women - a national approach to the eradication of domestic violence" SI Brisbane are the organisers of the Brisbane event and the SI South Qld Region has adopted our Club’s annual “Answer the Call” breakfast to enable us to continue to support Women’s Legal Service Queensland in maintaining the new Helpline of which SI Brisbane are founding supporters. Rosie’s theme is “Orange the World” which follows the United Nations Secretary-General’s Campaign “UNITE to End Violence against Women”. This campaign has proclaimed the 25th of each month as “Orange Day”, a day to raise awareness and take action to end violence against women and girls. As a bright optimistic colour, orange represents a future free of violence against women and girls, for the UNITE Campaign. Orange day calls upon activists, governments and UN partners to mobilise people and highlight issues relevant to preventing and ending violence against women and girls, not only once a year, on November 25th (the International Day of Elimination of Against Women), but every month.

Speakers Shaun Callum and Dr Sarah Woodland at last meetingPrintE-mail
Written by Miryam Sepulveda  
Monday, 19 September 2016



Shaun Callum is an activities officer as well as a correctional officer. He has written a play for the indigenous women prisoners, and they have performed this to a group of elders amongst others. The play is about the “tree of life” which has many areas soils glued to it, this is in the prison chapel. It is about prior to white settlement and also afterwards missionaries not understanding their culture. The play was performed by 12 women. Dr Sarah Woodland helped with the production and is trying now to make a partnership with the aboriginal centre for performing arts at Kangaroo Point, she would also like to take it to schools.

Guest Speakers from Sakina spoke at the Club meeting on Monday, 11th July.clePrintE-mail
Written by Miryam Sepulveda  
Saturday, 16 July 2016

Photo (L to R) Helen Atkinson, Susan Almani, Nora Amath & Norah Blunden Two years ago, Nora Amath and Susan Almani decided that a solution must be found to cater for the needs of members of cultural and linguistically diverse families in the community who were suffering domestic violence. So they founded and are directors of ‘Sakina’(tranquility) the first domestic violence refuge in Queensland to meet this need. SI Brisbane members were privileged to meet Nora and Susan when they attended our July meeting to tell us more of this fully community funded crises centre which is run entirely by volunteers.



The Photo Voice ProjectPrintE-mail
Written by Miryam Sepulveda  
Monday, 21 March 2016


International Women's Day at the MCS Romero CentrePrintE-mail
Written by Miryam Sepulveda  
Sunday, 06 March 2016

Members of SI Brisbane with family and friends supported and celebrated at the International Women's Day Event presented by Mercy Community Services’ Romero Centre in the evening of Wednesday 2nd March 2016 at the State Library of Queensland. Activities included a panel discussion with inspiring women guest speakers, a lively fashion parade of traditional fashions from across the world and refreshments.  (Photography courtesy of Caitlin Boag)

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