The Road to Equality – Soroptimist International President’s Appeal 2019-2021
Soroptimist International is working with the highly influential Global Media Campaign (GMC) to End FGM. Together, they have created The Road to Equality campaign to support the Soroptimist Six. They have chosen six determined women activists who will work to put an end to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in their countries.
How does the Road to Equality campaign work?
In Africa, Global Media Campaign works with local activists who are best placed to mobilise people in their communities. That is how they will change norms and mindsets for the better. These six women will help communities to get funds to support their work to end FGM and violence against women and girls. A high media profile will be essential to this campaign.
GMC has academies to train and empower FGM advocates. After being trained to use the latest technologies, these advocates will be more effective in getting their message out, and increasing awareness of how FGM destroys lives.
GMC also holds national events for survivors, activists, leaders, and journalists. Together, they witness first-hand how FGM impacts the lives of women and girls. Graduates of the media programme go on to create their own powerful messages. Mesages that are relevant to specific regions and networks make it possible to open up space for real conversation.
What is the aim of the Road to Equality campaign?
The aim of this campaign is to bring real change and eliminate FGM for good.
What are Woking Soroptimists doing for the campaign?
In December 2020, we donated £225 to the campaign, We have donated £335 to the campaign so far.