Celebrate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights turning 70! Let’s stand up for equality, justice and human dignity.
December 10 (Human Rights Day), marks the start of the International President's Appeal, Women, Water and Leadership, which apart from the attendance at the Commission on the Status of Women, is the only occasion on which the 4 Federations are united in action. Soroptimists are asked to make some small personal sacrifice and donate the money saved to a project chosen by the President of Soroptimist International. Clubs are also encouraged to conduct special fund raising for the Appeal.

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Read an article from Dr Katherine Hunt trained in Psychology, Financial Planning, Commerce, Finance, Law and Economics, and is currently an academic with the Griffith Business School. Katherine writes about Financial Abuse and Women.

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The UN Sustainable Development Goals and Violence against Women

17 global goals were set by The United Nations General Assembly in 2015. The Goals are broad and interdependent, and each has a separate list of targets to achieve.

The primary Goal related to Violence against Women is Goal 5 “Gender Equality”.

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The UN states that at least 200 million women and girls alive today have undergone female genital mutilation. Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision, is the ritual cutting or removal of some or all of the external female genitalia.

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SISWP President’s Special Appeal: “Soroptimist Makmur Indonesia” Tsunami and Earthquakes Appeal has been created to assist women, girls and families to stay safe and begin to rebuild their lives after the devastating effects of the Tsunami and Earthquakes which affected Indonesia in September 2018. Read more about how this appeal is providing much needed support to these victims.

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1 in 3 women are killed by a partner, statistics which never seem to improve, a cultural shift in gender attitudes around the world will be required before we see a shift in these figures

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