Soroptimists around the world try to improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls. We do this by advocating/campaigning for equity and equality, increasing access to education, and helping women to develop businesses and develop leadership and practical skills for a sustainable future. The projects can be local, national and/or international – it’s good to have a mix. Project ideas can come from almost anywhere. Sometimes they come from the ‘top’ of Soroptimism, from our Regions, from members who have particular interests, or from hearing speakers who inspire us.
We can work on our own on projects, or join forces with other Soroptimists anywhere in the World.
AWARENESS, ADVOCACY AND ACTION
SI Poole’s projects thrive on members’ enthusiasm and their ability to pick up a project and run with it; action may include lobbying, fund-raising, raising awareness and providing practical solutions. For example, we raise awareness about human trafficking, and have campaigned to abolish landmines and cluster bombs. We have knitted, sewn, gardened and on occasion painted!
ELIMINATING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Purple Teardrop Campaign
Location: Dorset, national and international