Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. convened its Annual “Delta Day” March 18, 2016 in the ECOSOC Chamber at the United Nations. With the theme “Gender Motivated Violence: Empowering Women and Girls with Solutions,” the convention focused on issues that affect women and children in the world. Jamaica served as host country for the event.

The speakers at the event addressed the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and how some cultural traditions are a contributing factor in the violence against women and girls.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a service sorority comprising of more than 200,000 initiated members in 900 chapters in 45 states, the District of Columbia and international countries and territories. The sorority provides an extensive array of public service programs and projects through its Five-Point Programmatic Thrust: Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health and Political Awareness and Involvement.

Since its inception in 1913, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has been committed to serving as a catalyst for positive policy changes and social action advancements at all levels of government and in international bodies. Established in March 2003, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. became a non-governmental organization at the United Nations. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was granted Special Consultative Status as an NGO to Economic and Social Council of the UN as a result of its volunteer services and humanitarian efforts performed to address issues throughout the world.