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Soroptimist International Trying To Be Global Voice

  Soroptimist International (SI) is trying to be the global voice, in an effort to address the challenges, holding females back from reaching their full potential. Soroptimist International Labasa club
26 Sep 2016 08:00
Soroptimist International Trying To Be Global Voice
Soroptimist International Labasa club president Puspha Singh (middle) with two new members Sarila Chand and Unaisi Naikoduva (right) at Hotel NorthPole in Labasa. Photo: SUPPLIED

 

Soroptimist International (SI) is trying to be the global voice, in an effort to address the challenges, holding females back from reaching their full potential.

Soroptimist International Labasa club president Puspha Singh said the club had and would continue to improve the lives and status of women and girls through education, empowerment and enabling opportunities.

“We are committed to a world where women and girls together can achieve their potential, realise aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communities worldwide,” Ms Singh said.

“We Soroptimists’ are business and professional women who work to maintain high ethical standards in their business and professional life and who use their talents and energy in the service of their local and global communities.

“Soroptimists form a global movement of women who have accepted the challenge to advance human rights and the status of women and girls.”

While inducting two new members Sarila Chand and Unaisi Naikoduva at Hotel NorthPole in Labasa on Saturday night, Ms Singh said that SI Labasa membership had increased as women and girls were now very much committed towards social activities besides their daily chores.

Altogether there are seven clubs in Fiji and they report to their Federation, Soroptimist International of the South West Pacific (SISWP) who then reports to the SI Headquarters in the United Kingdom.

“The positive influence created by Soroptimists makes it imminent to bring professional women together in social events to create awareness and showcase our achievements in order to reach out to the wider communities,” Ms Singh said.

“Soroptimists form a global movement of women who have accepted the challenge to advance human rights and the status of women and girls.

“The aim of SI is to be a global voice for increasing access to education and leadership for women and girls.

“Therefore, we urge women and girls to come forward and be part of this organisation to bring about a change.”

 

Edited by Paula Tuvuki

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