Eradicating poverty through education is crucial for Global Change worldwide.

Having this in mind, the UN General Assembly adopted Resolution 73/25 on 3rd December 2018, recognizing that education should be proclaimed every 24 January.


Inclusive and equitable quality education shall be promoted at all levels, either at early childhood or at primary, secondary, tertiary and/or distance education, including technical and vocational training, as it builds sustainable and resilient societies.


Thanks to a long-time effort, where all Soroptimists play an important role, education of women and girls is a “non-negotiable” target promulgated by the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


Soroptimist International of Europe’s President, Anna Wszelaczyńska, is committed to highlighting education in the Soroptimist performance across our Federation, encouraging education projects ran by Soroptimist Unions and Clubs.


When acknowledged, prepared and skilled women and girls are themselves playing as actors of sustainable progress, conducting improvement, reducing gender inequality and leveraging gender equality.


The UNESCO 2020 theme ‘Learning for people, planet, prosperity and peace’ emphasizes the integrated nature of education, its humanistic aims, as well as its centrality to our collective development ambitions.


As Soroptimists, we should see Education as an equitable support of personal development, shaping values urgently concerned with our planet and environment, ensuring inclusive growth not leaving anyone behind, catalysing peace.


Rita Nogueira Ramos

SIE 1st Vice President

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