Welcome to Soroptimist Internatioal Lira
Soroptimist International Lira is one of the Soroptimist clubs being established in Lango Sub-region and in Uganda at large. It is part of a global initiative of women working in partnership to advance the cause of women and girls in the communities. Soroptimist is the world’s leading women’s voluntary organization with current membership close to 90,000 members in more than 3,000 clubs in over 100 countries.
The main aim of Soroptimist International is to transform the lives of women and girls locally, nationally and globally through education, empowerment and enabling opportunities. Its main areas of focus include: access to learning opportunities; economic empowerment and employment; ending violence and participation in conflict resolution; ensuring food security and access to health care and environmental sustainability.
About Soroptimist Internatioal Lira
Soroptimist works through women volunteers who have subscribed to the club membership and to offer their skills, knowledge, expertise and resources to serve other women and girls who are less privileged in the communities. A soroptimist therefore is a woman who wants to give women and girls better access to learning opportunities; a woman who really cares about women’s rights and a woman who wants to help other women to have better health care and food security.
Soroptimist will work to inspire action and create opportunities to transform the lives of women and girls through a global network of members and international partnerships. The programme of action or projects will involve education, empowering and creating enabling opportunities. It will also include fund raising, awareness creation, service and lobbying. In doing this, the expected outputs will be improved lives and status of women and girls, hence a contribution to bridging the gender gaps that exist in our communities.
Soroptimist is therefore committed to a world where women and girls together achieve their individual and collective potential, realize aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communities worldwide.