Soroptimist International is a global volunteer movement working together to transform the lives of women and girls. Our network of around 80,000 club members in 132 countries and territories works at a local, national and international level to educate, empower and enable opportunities for women and girls. Click here to read a Global Voice 16 Days of Activism Special
The December 10th President's Appeal 2015-2017 is 'Educate to Lead: Nepal', which seeks to Educate, Empower and Enable women & girls in Nepal to overcome adversity, and develop leadership skills that will in turn benefit entire communities. Calling on the collective power of Soroptimist International, the Appeal is launched with the announcement of the first three inspiring projects.
The first project supported is The Australian Himalayan Foundation and its Teacher Training & Quality Education Programme. Project Two is a Soroptimist project proposed by SI Truckee Meadows, which works to remove the barriers to education for women and girls in Nepal. The Tharu Women's Project is the third project to be supported by the Appeal. Developed by SI Oita-Midori, Japan it aims to provide literacy opportunities to 200 women. Click here to read more.
International President Yvonne Simpson called on all Soroptimists to renew their efforts to eliminate violence against women through education, empowerment and enabling opportunities."When we unite we increase the impact of our call for action".
From November 25 through to December 10, Soroptimist International took a look at different aspects of gender-based violence, including Female Genital Mutilation, the role of Men and Boys, Human Trafficking and the Role of Youth. The 16 day campaign coverage Included interviews with Michael Kaufman, co-founder of White Ribbon; Sonyanga Ole Ngais,the force behind the Maasai Men Against FGM and star of the documentary 'Warriors' and we found out more about the Voices Against Violence programme delivered by Wagggs. Click HERE to keep up with daily topics on gender violence.
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13 January 2016
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17 December 2015
- Announcing Mariet Verhoef-Cohen as new SI President Elect
3 December 2015
- How to Achieve Universal Social Development - Statement Release
19 November 2015
- SI welcomes Sharon Fisher as Assistant International Director of Advocacy
17 November 2015
- UN Rep Bette Levy on what makes the SI global network so powerful
2 February 2016
- A Visit to Kathmandu
13 January 2016
- CHOGM Malta 2015
5 January 2016
- Women have to be Involved in the Fight against Climate Change
17 December 2015
- FGM - A blog by UN Rep Dora Vrdlovec
9 December 2015
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