Our next Soroptimist International (SI) President’s Appeal, was announced by President-Elect Sharon Fisher as she invited Soroptimists around the world to join her on a two-year road trip to find and empower women and girls who have been left behind.  The Appeal will raise awareness of human rights challenges that prevent women and girls from reaching their full potential.

Sharon explains: “The Road to Equality Appeal, 2019-2021, will focus on issues already the focus of much of the SI advocacy work, such as child marriage, FGM/C, the rights of older women, human trafficking, migration, and domestic violence.  A grassroots project for each topic will bring stories from the field that we can share, allowing Soroptimists to turn up the volume of our global voice.  Webinars and seminars will unite our membership, and host important conversations that bring to life the stories, issues and challenges that matter to women and girls.  On the road we will renew relationships and make new ones as we join together with other organisations travelling together to increase our presence and our impact – none of us can do the job alone.


The adoption of the 2030 Agenda pledged to ensure ‘no one will be left behind’ and to ‘endeavour to reach the furthest behind first’.


Please join us from 1 October, 2019 through to 30 September, 2021 on The Road to Equality as we transform the lives of women and girls through innovative projects and activities, with your valued financial support, your voice and your commitment.


The coordinators joining us on ‘The Road to Equality’ are Ayushi Kundu and Olga Sidenko, who will work within a team that will include a representative from each Federation, to ensure that this appeal is brought to life.


More information, projects plans, stories and resource materials will be available on the SI website and through social media, to empower you with the tools and knowledge you need to support and maximise the impact of the Appeal.


Good luck to you all and thank you in advance for your support”.


Sharon Fisher, President-Elect 2020-2021

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