Club Programme Action

PROGRAMME ACTION

Programme Action is at the heart of what we do as Soroptimists. Soroptimist International (SI) and Soroptimist International Great Britain & Ireland (SIGBI) both have consultative status at the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at the United Nations (UN), which gives us a voice on important discussion papers, and allows us to attend the Commission on the Status of Women in New York each March, and contribute to the “Agreed Conclusions”.

The mission statement of Soroptimist International is to transform the lives and status of women and girls through education, empowerment and enabling opportunities.

Soroptimist International is the umbrella organization covering four Federations worldwide including SIGBI. It is through working with ECOSOC that areas of focus are identified and goals are defined.

These goals are currently in the following areas.

1. Education
2. Elimination of violence
3. Economic empowerment
4. Food security
5. Healthcare
6. Environmental sustainability/water and sanitation
7. Conflict resolution/peace promotion
Disaster mitigation and relief

The charities we support as a club, and our fundraising and awareness raising projects are as far as possible aligned with one or more of these goals. (See table below)

For more information on any of these projects please see separate listings on the side bar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROJECT
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS  (SDG)

Education
Elimination

of Violence
Economic

Empowerment
Food

Security
Healthcare
Environmental

Sustainability

Water and

Sanitation
Conflict

Resolution

Peace

Promotion

Disaster

Mitigation

& Relief
Skirting Science
Yes

Yes

FITP
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes

Solihull Schools

Speaking Comp.
Yes

Yes

Health & Green Group
Yes

Yes
Yes

Lobbying
Yes

Yes

Yes

Handicap International
Yes
Yes

Yes

Yes
Meru Garden Project
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Cherished Girls”

Conference
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes

Bags for Bravery

Birmingham & Solihull Women’s’ Aid

Yes
Yes

Look Good Feel Better
Yes

Yes

Food Bank

Yes

Crafts & Laughs

Dress a Girl around the World

Twiddle Muffs

Look Good Feel Better
Yes
Yes

Yes

Anawim &

(Prison Reform Trust)
Yes

Yes

Yes