Report by Zareena Bli - Federation Friendship Link convenor

During the first phase of the pandemic in 2020, the members of SI Lautoka were able to assist mothers and babies at the Lautoka Hospital.  The mothers and babies were stranded at the hospital and were unable to be discharged due to lock down precautions in Lautoka.  The club monitored the success of this original project and in 2021 due to the ongoing situtation caused by the 2nd wave of COVID and the Delta strain.  SI Lautoka wrote to President Suman seeking a donation from the SISWP Disaster fund. 

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The Communications Team has compiled a SISWP IWD2021 Toolkit for Clubs, Regions and Countries to use.

IWD 2021 Campaign Theme #ChooseToChallenge. We are calling on all members to Strike the #ChooseToChallenge Pose. 

President Suman Lal IWD2021Raise your hand assertively and show that you choose to challenge inequity.

Show your solidarity in choosing to challenge and call out aspects that are unhelpful to women.  

Will you raise your hand high and pledge to #ChooseToChallenge?

Send in your Club, Region or Individual #ChooseToChallenge images to and for us to share images of Soroptimists from SISWP on our social media and website in the lead up to International Women's Day and throughout 2021.

Download the SISWP IWD2021 Toolkit for more details and downloads. 

Soroptimist International Bayside member, Jacky Burkett, recently received the Florence Drury Award for Excellence as a Soroptimist. Initiated by SI Gold Coast, this award honours Florence Drury who turned 100 earlier this year and who has been an active Soroptimist since 1962.

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Commission on the Status of Women

Blogs, reports and stories regarding Soroptimists activities about CSW