In 2019, The Road to Equality SI President's Appeal 2019-2021, launched its first project on the theme of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), in collaboration with Global Media Campaign to End FGM and the "Soroptimist Six".
The Global Media Campaign is a web of 375 media activists across nine countries in Africa, broadcasting directly to communities where girls are forced to undergo genital mutilation.
This new generation of grassroots, digitally literate young campaigners are best-placed to end FGM in their communities, and bring about significant change. GMC trains activists, religious leaders and journalists, teaching them to use the media effectively, providing support and education, to empower them to broadcast directly to their own communities, in their own language, using their own words. GMC brings the most influential religious and political leaders to radio, TV and social media, calling for an end to the culture of cutting girls.
By directly funding the "Soroptimist Six" through this ongoing project, the SI Road to Equality aims to progress SI's contribution towards the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, and reaffirm our commitment to ending the harmful practice.
Masks for Equality
SI President's Appeal Road to Equality has added a new program during the Covid19 pandemic. We are asking anyone or group who is involved with making cloth masks to please fill out the form for Masks for Equality on the Soroptimist International Website
Donate directly President's Appeal Fund
Live Your Dreams
Soroptimist's annual Live Your Dream (LYD) scholarship awards are a cash award for women who are the head of their household, and have overcome adversity in their life, to pursue higher education. Beyond the cash, we provide continual mentoring, financial, and/or educational support for LYD winners so that they know there is a community of women there with them through every step of their journey.
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Dream It Be It
Soroptimist's Dream It, Be It (DIBI) career support for girls program helps girls grow up to be strong, successful, happy adults. It targets girls in secondary school who face obstacles to their future success, providing them access to professional role models, career education and the resources to live their dreams. We partner with Minneapolis Cristo Rey High school for a 4 month long class teaching girls to make goals, identify obstacles develop supports, manage stress, and put plans into action to achieve their dreams.
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