Education empowers women and girls to realise their potential and support themselves. It also enables women and children to pursue lifelong learning and is a means to eradicate and prevent violence against women.

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Soroptimists develop, finance and implement projects that give women better access to economic empowerment opportunities.

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For almost a century now, Soroptimists have been working to eliminate violence against women and girls and ensure women’s participation in conflict resolution.

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Soroptimists work hard to ensure women and girls have food security and access to the highest attainable standard of healthcare.

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Soroptimists are working to achieve greater environmental sustainability at local, national and international levels.

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What is the significance of February 6th?

An estimated 200 million women and girls world-wide are victims of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).


Despite FGM being classified as a human rights violation by the World Health Organization, it still happens to thousands of vulnerable women and girls every single day.
Most girls undergo FGM between infancy and 15 years of age.   FGM can cause severe pain, infertility, infection, and prolonged bleeding. It can also cause complications during childbirth and increases the ...

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