Members of SI ROI undertake project work at Club, Region, Federation and International level. All the projects are underpinned by our Mission and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). All club activities are reported on a Federation database – to be used by our Soroptimist representatives at the UN.

The national projects are usually proposed by members and selected on a biennial basis and supported by all clubs. The projects have far-reaching topics from highlighting ‘violence against women, the environment, to education and leadership. Essentially, our focus is on projects that improve the lives of women and girls.

In Ireland, we have undertaken various projects including our 2019/21 project to help the environment by asking members to carry out local environmental projects such as beach cleans, wildflower planting and a national programme of tree planting. In 2017/19 we delivered our ‘Safe Home, Safe Community’ project in partnership with Safe Ireland, which focused on highlighting the issues associated with violence against women in homes and communities. As part of this project, over 30,000 bookmarks titled ‘Loves Me / Loves Me Not’ were distributed in the community.

Each year we also support various international women-focused events including:

United Nations campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women. The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign starting on 25th November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10th December, Human Rights Day.

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global event celebrated annually on 8th March to commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women.

2022/23 Programme Action

We are currently in the process of selecting the 2022/23 Programme Action topic which will be announced in early May 22

Soroptimists transform the lives and status of women and girls through
education, empowerment and enabling opportunities.