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SI- President’s Appeal- The Road to Equality
December 10th Appeal
Every SI president proposes a “President’s Appeal”: a project to which Soroptimists worldwide contribute during the SI president’s two-year tenure. SI President Mariet’s appeal is Women, Water & Leadership. At least five projects will be supported on five continents with a vision to empower women to become active leaders in water management.
THE ROAD TO EQUALITY, 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 organizations travelling together to increase our presence and our impact – none of us can do the job alone