Let me congratulate all of you on the Orange the World campaign.
One could have expected it to be on a much smaller scale than usual, but NO. All countries were involved, so many more people were made aware that violence against women is everywhere and must be fought at every moment, every place. Many new partnerships were built throughout this campaign, so many women and men from outside Soroptimism were involved, with many buildings lit orange. Local and central authorities acted and partnered with us. It is amazing how wonderful the ideas of SIE Clubs were. Our social media were unified with the color orange and the poster. We worked together, well, efficiently, with a clear message as one global voice for women!
For more details, go to our website, FB, and Instagram. It has been inspiring to see an increase in followers and be sure to refer to the article below.
On another topic, I would like to thank Governors who voted on extending the Scholarship Fund deadlines. Recipients are grateful to Governors as now they can use their grants despite pandemic restrictions and keep reporting within the required timeline.