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Global Advocacy

Soroptimist International South East Asia Pacific, is a global voice for women, advocating for human rights and gender equality. Soroptimists seek not only to advocate on behalf of the victims of social inequalities and human rights abuses but also to address the social, environmental and economic factors that are root causes. They research, discuss and have carefully considered positions on major issues of global concern.

The current priority of Soroptimists is to work towards the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's).  

Soroptimist International South East Asia Pacific has special consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ESCOC)  has recognised status as a Non-Government Organisation (NGO) with a broad range of expertise and a comprehensive agenda. This allows our collective efforts and opinions to be shared with a wider community and makes us an effective advocacy voice as a global voice for women.

Where we Stand

Soroptimist International have a series of position papers "Where we Stand", these papers explain the organisations' stance on various issues that affect the lives of women and girls. See below the list of Soroptimist International Position Papers:

  • Women in the Urban Environment
  • Access to Education and Training
  • Access to Life Long Learning Continuing Education
  • Climate change
  • Criminal Justice System
  • COVID-19 and Gender Inequality
  • Cyberbullying
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Food Security
  • Gender Based Violence
  • Girl Child
  • Harmful Traditional Practices
  • Human Rights Defenders
  • Human Trafficking

  • Leadership
  • Maternal Health
  • Refugees and Migration
  • The Role of Men and Boys
  • Poverty
  • Rural Women
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Social Protection Systems
  • Terrorism
  • Women and Drugs
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Women’s Economic Empowerment
  • Women Peacekeepers
  • Women Peace, and Security 

SISEAP Membership

Soroptimist International is a global movement of women, with members belonging to more than 3,000 clubs in 126 countries/territories, spread over 5 Federations