THE INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT’S APPEAL 2019 – 2021, SUPPORTS PROJECTS THAT EDUCATE, EMPOWER AND ENABLE WOMEN AND GIRLS. The Road to Equality will focus on the role Soroptimist International can play in achieving gender equality as we develop capacity and raise awareness on human rights challenges that prevent women and girls from reaching their full potential. Child Marriage, FGM, Domestic Violence, Trafficking, Migration and the rights of Older Women are some of the issues that our UN repre-sentatives and your SI team advocate for globally.
Women and girls will achieve their individual and collective potential, realize aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communities worldwide.
Soroptimist transform the lives and status of women and girls through education, empowerment and enabling opportunities.
The Principles of Soroptimism are to strive for:
- The advancement of the status of women
- High ethical standards
- Human rights for all
- Equality, development, and peace and
- The advancement understanding, goodwill and peace.
Soroptimist International Federations
Soroptimist International of the Americas
Soroptimist International of the Americas has about 1,300 clubs in 21 countries and territories who work to economically empower women and girls. Soroptimist clubs receive assistance in their volunteer efforts by participating locally in programs developed and sponsored by the Soroptimist organization. Headquarters are in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Soroptimist International of Europe (SI/E) is one of four federations of Soroptimist International (SI), a worldwide organisation of women in management and professions, working to build a better world for women and children through awareness, advocacy and action. SI/E is present in 58 countries with over 1'230 clubs and 35'000 members. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, SI of Europe is comprised of more than 1,250 clubs in 60 countries, including Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and the Caribbean.
Soroptimist International of
Great Britain & Ireland
Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) has 6000 Members in 270 Clubs in 18 countries including Great Britain, Ireland and countries in Asia, the Caribbean and Malta, who work at a local, national and international level to educate, empower and enable opportunities for women and girls. Headquartered in Stockport, Cheshire, England.
Soroptimist International of
SI of the South West Pacific is comprised of 138 clubs in 12 countries, including Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Mongolia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Combodia, Thailand, Samoa, Singapore, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Since its Charter as a Federation in its own right in 1978, the South West Pacific has grown from three member countries, Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, to include 12 countries - these include Mongolia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Cambodia, Thailand, Samoa, Singapore, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Headquarters is in Sydney, Australia
Soroptimist International of Africa
The African Federation currently comprises four regions: North Region, East Region, West and Central Region, and South Region. The North region includes Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and Niger. The East region includes Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Seychelles, Madagascar, Malawi and Mauritius. The West and Central region includes Nigeria, Togo, Benin, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Ghana, Mali, The Gambia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Burkina and Guinea. The South region includes South Africa and Zimbabwe.