SI Road to Equality 2019-21

Awareness, Advocacy and Action on Violence Against Women and Girls

SI President Sharon Fisher’s The Road to Equality President’s Appeal – strategically focuses on taking Action and Advocating on topics affecting women and girls, including Child Marriage, Female Genital Mutilation, Domestic Violence, Rights of Older Women, Migration, and Human Trafficking.

The Appeal incorporates a mix of projects, alongside information, and education, to build awareness and engage Soroptimists and friends through discussion. A recent addition to the programme are the SI Voices Webinars, where you can hear from a range of experts and grassroots activists on the key subjects.

Through access to tools, facts and stories, we believe that each of us will be able to raise our capacity to be a global voice for women on our journey towards achieving gender equality. The topics and pages below will develop and expand over time, so please do revisit this page regularly.

Female Genital Mutilation

It is estimated that more than 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone

Domestic Violence

1 in 3 women throughout the world (35%) will experience physical and/or sexual violence by

Older Persons

Older women account for 54% of the global population aged 60 years and above, and


Recent figures from the International Office of Migration (IOM) estimate there to be 271.6 million

Child Marriage

Worldwide, more than 650 million women alive today were married as children. Child marriage, or

Human Trafficking

The crime of human trafficking is complex and dynamic, taking place in a wide variety

Beyond Football – Road to Equality Appeal

Lugari Youth Training on the Road to Equality

Past International President’s Appeals

Want to find out about Past International President’s Appeals? Visit HERE.


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