• CSW60
  • Educate to Lead: Nepal
  • Educating
  • Enabling
  • 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 the February 2016 edition of Global Voice.

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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.


The sixtieth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60) will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 14 to 24 March 2016. Around 80 Soroptimists from all Federations will be ensuring the Global Voice of Soroptimist International is heard as they advocate on behalf of women and girls. Read statements and view Advocacy resources on the SI CSW page and keep up to date with all the latest news and views from New York from 14 March 2016.

This year ‘Educate to Lead’ is the focus of SI’s main event at CSW60. In crisis situations education and the empowerment of women and girls is critical in transforming communities. Featuring guest speaker Bandana Rana, Women of Distinction Awardee and one of the key leaders of the women's movement in Nepal,  International President Yvonne Simpson will speak of the December 10 President's Appeal, and be joined by all four Federations Presidents, each presenting Soroptimist projects that showcase how education can prove influential in overcoming crisis across the globe. 

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