Join Soroptimist International in recognising Human Rights Day – December 10th

On December 10th we celebrate International Human Rights Day, and every year Soroptimists engage in different ways to use human rights to improve the lives and status of women and girls worldwide.  This year, the Soroptimist focus is using education and leadership to improve maternal health by increasing access to skilled birth attendants.  You can be a part of this worldwide movement by supporting the December 10th Appeal, locally taking part in our Day of Action on the 10th through a virtual or actual flash mob, or by using SI materials and recommended readings to raise awareness.  SI is also using some fun social media tools so don’t forget to engage in our global conversation.  Use the links below to learn more!

ACTION:

Click HERE to read SI President Alice Wells’s message for December 10th

Click HERE to learn more about SI’s work in Papua New Guinea with Birthing in the Pacific

ADVOCACY:

Click HERE to take part in the 2011 Soroptimist Day of Action/Advocacy Campaign, where you can organise an actual or virtual flash mob for mums.

AWARENESS:

Click HERE to download a toolkit of information sheets on maternal health and human rights.

Click HERE to learn more about the importance of skilled birth attendants in SI’s December Monthly Focus.

Click HERE to read our special series of SoroptiVoice blog stories from Papua New Guinea, the site of the 2011 President’s December 10th
Appeal, Birthing in the Pacific.

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Click HERE to take part in our Facebook and Twitter photo competition to choose your favourite image to be the ‘face’ of the Birthing in the Pacific project (opening after 12pm UK time 9th December)

Click below to add a Twibbon to your Twitter profile to show your support.

 

And, finally, tell us about what you’ve done!  We’d love to hear about your activities marking this important day for Soroptimists all over the world.

 

SoroptimistInternational

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