Soroptimist International is a world -wide service organisation which provides dynamic opportunities to transform the lives and status of women and girls. We work on projects to EDUCATE, EMPOWER & ENABLE women and girls, observing these five objectives – PEOPLE – PLANET – PROSPERITY – PARTNERSHIPS – PEACE.
This is Programme Action. Each Soroptimist Club identifies the needs of local, national and international communities and establishes projects to address these needs. Clubs are able to network globally and form international partnerships.
Programme Action is the most important aspect of the organisation as without it there would be no excitement, no action and no fulfilment of our aims and objectives. Our projects link to one or more of the Programme Focus areas which are:
- Food Security and Health
- Learning Opportunities
- Economic Empowerment
- Environmental Sustainability
- Violence and Conflict Resolution
Every four years, an International Programme is developed which
concentrates more directly on one of the above areas. For the 2019-2021 project, SI President Sharon Fisher has selected The Road to Equality, which aims to advance the human rights and equality of women and girls through empowerment and education. Gender Equality is a cross cutting issue and women and girls are at the centre.
The projects listed in this section include some of the local, national and international projects in which SI Southport are currently involved.
Soroptimist International Southport is actively participating in the following projects:
Don McMath Foundation School – sponsorship of four girls at the school
‘Smalls for All’ – recycling key items of underwear to women
Supporting Sefton Women’s and Children’s Aid (SWACA)
Plus our Federation Appeal 2019 – 2021: THE ROAD TO EQUALITY