SI PA Logo Vertical ColorThe International President's Appeal 2019-2021 supports projects that educate, empower and enable women and girls, to ensure no one is left behind.

An Introduction

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.

UN Secretary General, Mr. Antonio Guterres has stated that achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls is the “unfinished business of our time, and the greatest human rights challenge in our world.” The adoption of the 2030 Agenda pledged to ensure “no one will be left behind” and to “endeavour to reach the furthest behind first”.

The Road to Equality will focus on the role Soroptimist International can play in achieving gender equality as we develop capacity and raise awareness on human rights challenges that prevent women and girls from reaching their full potential. Child Marriage, FGM, Domestic Violence, Trafficking, Migration and the rights of Older Women are some of the issues that our UN representatives and your SI team advocate for globally. We ask for your financial support, your
voice and your commitment to impact these human rights issues on the Road to Equality through the following actions:

• Support best practice projects that create change in grassroots communities.

• Soroptimist regional forums & webinars to create awareness while increasing our profile. We will bring people together around our Soroptimist Mission, including identifying lived experiences and knowledge within our membership in finding our advocacy voices.

• Networking with other organisations to increase our collective Global Advocacy Voice.

To read more information about the SI President's Appeal visit the Soroptimist International website.