• Educate to Lead: Nepal
  • Enabling
  • Educating
  • Empowering
  • #16 Days

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

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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 ProgrammeProject 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 WagggsClick HERE to keep up with daily topics on gender violence. 





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