Soroptimist International HLPF Report: Empowerment & Education

We’re excited to announce the release of Soroptimist International’s High-Level Political Forum 2022 report, which reviews progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.  This report focuses on Sustainable Development Goal 4: Education, Goal 5: Gender Equality, and Goal 17: Partnerships for Development. This year, the High-Level Political Forum will be held in New York from 5 to 15 July. It is the annual event which supports states, civil society organisations like Soroptimist International, academics and others to share knowledge and information about achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

The report features seven projects, the current and Immediate Past International President’s Appeals and one project from each of the five Soroptimist International Federations. These projects help highlight some of the approaches taken by Soroptimists in their communities to educate, empower and enable women and girls. From improving education in Cambodia and India, to leadership training in Kenya, supporting sexual health in Malaysia, improving gender equality with the Philippine Police, and working with refugees and displaced women and girls in Ukraine and surrounding countries, and Cameroon, all the work that Soroptimists do to contribute to realising the ambitions of the SDGs.

Those ambitions have been made harder with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, the High-Level Political Forum is examining how the COVID-19 has set back sustainable development progress, and what can be done to “build forward better”. With rates of gender-based violence soaring, schools and educational institutions closed or working online, health facilities increasingly inaccessible, and rates of poverty rising, women and girls worldwide have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. Women and girls have experienced unique, gender-based challenges and discrimination, including having to take on more household and caring responsibilities in comparison to men. With hard won progress on gender equality moving backwards, these discussions are more than timely, they are critical and urgent.

Follow the links to access Soroptimist International’s report, which includes recommendations for future action:

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Soroptimist International HLPF Para 89 Report 2022 I PDF



  1. Bev Bucur 2 years ago 4 July 2022

    I hope everyone reads this excellent report that highlights work being done in local communities by Soroptimists!

    • Agathe Nanga 2 years ago 1 August 2022

      Très beau travail fait par le Soroptimist International pour un Monde meilleur

  2. Chris Knight 2 years ago 5 July 2022

    This is another excellent example of why I am so proud to be a member of Soroptimist International. Thank you for this excellent report. Namaste Chris Knight President SI Moreton North Inc. Australia SISEAP

  3. Shirley Clarke 2 years ago 18 July 2022

    When I read these reports I am reminded of how lucky I am to live in New Zealand and to have such an easy life in comparison with so many courageous women in other countries. I feel blessed that I became a Soroptimist and all the opportunities that this wonderful organisation has provide for me and of all the wonderful women I have met during my Soroptimist Journey. I wish I had become a member earlier and then I could have done so much
    Shirley Clarke (formerly Jan Reid)

  4. Agathe Nanga 2 years ago 7 September 2022

    Merci infiniment pour ce brillant rapport qui met en exergue le travail abbatu les sœurs Soroptimist du Monde entier. Trop fière d’appartenir à cette merveilleuse organisation.
    Nous allons continuer ce beau travail pour un Monde équitable.

    Agathe Nanga depuis le Cameroun


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