Soroptimist International Grenada

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    Soroptimist International Grenada (SIG), was founded on August 23, 1971, by a small group of women led by Louise Rowley, then Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Social Affairs. SIG set out to transform the lives and status of women and girls through education, empowerment and enabling opportunities.

    Raising awareness of Gender-Based Violence among young females and males in a rural community in Grenada, received the award for best Conflict resolution programme in (2014) during a Soroptimist International of Great Britain &Ireland (SIGBI) Conference and best advocacy project by the UN Economic Council ECOSOC (2014).

    Acquisitions of two awards at the SIGBI Conference in 2014 brought not only national recognition but international to the work of this local chapter.  The rationale for SI Grenada collaborating on this project with the Grenada National Organisation of Women/Ministry of Social Development is rooted in the struggle to decrease the high incidences of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Grenada.

    This milestone among other triggers propel the organisation forward in other projects and programmes pertinent to access to social and gender justice. The membership continues to work with women and girls over the years to achieve their individual and collective potential, realizing aspirations and having an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communities here in the State of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. SIG’s Programme Action, which is the lifeblood of the organization, is directional, impactful and transformative for our constituency of women and girls, in particular persons with a disability. 

    SIG’s recent call to action includes combating the pervasiveness of violence against women and girls and embracing activities to counter gender-based inequality in the experience and exposure of women and girls.  

    CONTACT  P.O. Box 3907, St.George’s, Grenada

    Ph. 459-3994 (mobile) / 410-7969