Walk the Talk - End Domestic Violence
The theme for 2016 Walk the Talk is "Community Against Violence 2016"
Violence against women and girls is a global epidemic, women and girls
suffer sexually, economically, physically and at times pay the ultimate –
death. Women and girls are denied equality and security. Violence
against women and girls is not confined to a single country or social
group of people, violence occurs in all fabrics of society across the
globe. Soroptimists world wide continue to advocate to governments and
raise awareness to these issues. Calling on governments to stop the
perceived tolerance towards gender violence, create awareness campaigns
to promote non violence and gender equality, increase budgets to
domestic violence service delivery organisations. Champion male leaders
to demonstrate that the new norm is Zero tolerance level to domestic
The theme for 2016 is "Community Against Violence 2016"
Activities, Advocacy and Awareness functions are being planned through out the Federation, keep watching the website and the events page for more information.
Become a friend of the SISWP facebook page, and promote the WTT events
by participating in the SISWP Facebook campaign. The challenge is how
many facebook pages can we change to the SISWP Walk the Talk banner.
Spread the word, about Soroptimist International and Walk the Talk, you
can obtain the image by two ways, download the one from the facebook
site or download the banner -
Soroptimists should undertake advocacy to support the Elimination of
Violence against Women, Soroptimists are urged to speak with their
Government Ministers. In Australia Soroptimists should advocate for zero
tolerance, increased funds and their committment to the National Action
Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children, this would
also apply to Soroptimists from the 13 Federation Countries.