Celebrate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights turning 70! Let’s stand up for equality, justice and human dignity.
December 10 (Human Rights Day), marks the start of the International President's Appeal, Women, Water and Leadership, which apart from the attendance at the Commission on the Status of Women, is the only occasion on which the 4 Federations are united in action. Soroptimists are asked to make some small personal sacrifice and donate the money saved to a project chosen by the President of Soroptimist International. Clubs are also encouraged to conduct special fund raising for the Appeal.
2017-2019 Women Water & Leadership Appeal
The Soroptimist International President's Appeal 2017-2019, supports projects that EDUCATE, EMPOWER AND ENABLE WOMEN AND GIRLS, ensuring they have the capacity, experience and education to manage water resources and gain careers in water related professions.
EDUCATION, FOOD SECURITY AND HEALTH IN LONG TANYIT, SARAWAK
Women and girls living in the rural village of Long Tanyit in the Belaga District of Sarawak in Malaysia have been identified as being particularly vulnerable, facing threats from climate change to their way of life in particular pollution to valuable drinking water.
Soroptimist International with SI Region of Malaysia have teamed up to support this community with funding from SI President’s Appeal – Women, Water and Leadership Appeal to implement safe drinking water systems through rain water harvesting, and other water projects to assist the villages women and girls.
Read more about this project here on the Soroptimist International Website
WE ARE ALMOST HALF WAY TO OUR TARGET OF £350,000 – KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!