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International President’s Appeal – December 10th

International President’s Appeal

Every two years, on Human Rights Day (December 10) the incoming President of Soroptimist International selects a project that provides direct assistance to women in extreme need.

This appeal is called the SI President’s Appeal (also International President’s Appeal), and is supported by Clubs in all five Federations. Details of the current SI President’s Appeal are below.

2021-2023 Appeal: Opening Doors to a Bright Future

SI President Elect Maureen Maguire

Soroptimist International President Elect, Maureen Maguire, who will become SI President in January 2022, is delighted to launch her International President’s Appeal, “Opening Doors to a Bright Future”.

The objectives of this appeal are to:

  • Provide access to education in all its forms for disadvantaged and marginalised women and girls.
  • Provide education to women and girls in a safe, friendly, and stimulating environment where there is equality of opportunity and support for all.
  • Develop mentoring programmes that encourage confidence, self-esteem and increase the participation of women and girls in society and in decision-making.
  • Increase access to information, educational resources, and services, to empower women and girls to make informed life-choices.

Projects will be established in all five Soroptimist Federations, with the launch project being in Cambodia, SI South West Pacific.

Read full details of the Appeal below:

You can read further information on the appeal here https://www.soroptimistinternational.org/openingdoors/ Member donations to Opening Doors to a Brighter Future will be transferred to Soroptimist International Foundation (registered in England and Wales 1194895) which has been set up to maximise opportunities for SI’s work around the world.

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