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Our Projects (Programme Action)

What do Soroptimists do?

Each Soroptimist International club identifies the needs of its community, then establishes specific projects to address these needs. This service we call Programme Action.

As a volunteer service organisation, programme work is our prime function.

Our work is linked to the women-centred goals set by our ‘parent’ organisation, Soroptimist International.

Soroptimists work on grassroots projects that help women and girls achieve their individual and collective potential, realise aspirations and have an equal voice in communities worldwide.

Soroptimists aim to transform the lives and status of women and girls through education, empowerment and enabling opportunities.

Many of our club projects relate to specific objectives such as Learning Opportunities, Economic Empowerment, Violence and Conflict Resolution, Food Security and Healthcare, and Environmental Sustainability.

Have a look at our various projects featured in this section. Our latest news articles tell you more about Crosby’s members in action. Plus, you can also find out about about Soroptimists elsewhere in Great Britain and Ireland – and beyond.

On the global stage, Soroptimist International (SI) has a network of around 72,000 club members in 121 countries.

SI advocates for human rights and gender equality. At the heart of this advocacy is work across eight United Nations’ Centres, where our UN representatives ensure that the voices of women and girls are heard.

Soroptimists’ projects link with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals – a framework that is led by the needs of ‘people and planet’.