Welcome to Soroptimist International of Richmond and Dales
‘Women inspiring action, transforming lives’
Soroptimists focus on transforming the lives of women and girls, locally, nationally and globally, through education, empowerment and enabling initiatives across five areas:
- Access to learning opportunities
- Economic empowerment and employment
- Ending of violence and participation in conflict resolution
- Ensuring food security and access to health care
- Environmental sustainability
Soroptimist international has consultative status at the United Nations and is a recognised Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) representing women from all over the world.
This year, in our own club, we are focusing on developing our links with women and girls within our local community of Catterick Garrison, a mainly army base. One of our projects is a writing competition in partnership with Richmond Walking and Book Festival. Through this we hope to develop friendships and further projects along the way.
Nationally ,we will continue with our work against domestic violence and raising awareness of ovarian and teenage cancers,
Internationally, this year, we are focusing on improving maternal and child health worldwide through the ‘Maternal and Child Health Advocacy International’ (MCAI) project.
We always welcome new members to our committed and friendly club. The Soroptimists offer friendship and fun whilst making a difference to the lives of more than half a million women and girls worldwide.
President, SI Richmond and Dales
Photograph of Richmond, Yorkshire by courtesy of Richmond Online: www.richmond.org