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Soroptimist International of Europe

Soroptimists inspire action and create opportunities to improve the lives of women and children through our global network of members and international partnerships.

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    Since October 2012, the members of Soroptimist International of Europe
    have raised € 23,668,009 for 1,998 different projects that have directly
    benefitted 832,611 women and girls.
    This demonstrates that small scale projects, together, can have
    a huge impact on improving the lives of women and girls.
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Message from the President

International Day of Rural Women

October 15th, International Day of Rural Women, aims to raise awareness about the situation of rural women and about the crucial role they play in ensuring food security in their communities and on a global scale.  As you know, this year and next, the guiding theme of Soroptimist International of Europe is Let’s Go Green: Working to a healthy environment.  This is why, on October(...)

Soroptimist Calendar

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  • OCTOBER 20 2014

    59th session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)

    The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) will be holding its 59th(...)

  • OCTOBER 20 2014

    20th session of the Universal Periodic Review

    The 20th session of the Universal Periodic Review, a mechanism of the Human Rights Council, is(...)

  • OCTOBER 18 2014

    Let's Go Green - ExpoVerde

    The Soroptimist International Union of Portugal has the pleasure to invite you to participate in(...)

  • OCTOBER 15 2014

    International day of rural women

    October 15th is the International day of rural women.

    It was introduced by resolution of the UN(...)

  • OCTOBER 13 2014

    112th session of the Human Rights Committee

    The 112th session of the Human Rights Committee will be taking place at the United Nations in(...)

  • OCTOBER 11 2014

    International Day of the Girl Child

    The International Day of the Girl Child is marked on October 11th.

    It was introduced by a(...)

  • OCTOBER 11 2014

    Chartering of Club Graz Rubin (Austria)

    SI Club Graz Rubin, the 55th Club in the Union of Austria, will be inaugurated on Saturday, 11(...)
  • OCTOBER 11 2014

    Chartering of new Club Valchiavenna (Italy)

    SI Club Valchiavenna, the 151th Club of the Union of Italy, will be inaugurated between 10-12(...)
  • OCTOBER 10 2014

    10th European Meeting and Friendship Days

    The members of the seven SI Clubs of West Flanders are proud to invite you to the 10th European(...)
  • OCTOBER 06 2014

    World Habitat Day

    World Habitat Day is celebrated on the 1st Monday of October. This year it's marked on October(...)

  • OCTOBER 05 2014

    World Teachers' Day

    World Teachers' Day is celebrated each year on October 5th in more than 100 countries around the(...)

  • OCTOBER 03 2014

    Grant of Friendship - South East England Region SIGBI

    From Angela Howe, GoF Co-ordinator, SISEE

    I would be grateful if you could publicise the(...)

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  • Soroptimist participates in EWL review of Beijing+20

    Renate Smith Kubat, Soroptimist International of Europe representative to the European Women’s Lobby, recently attended the launch of EWL’s report “1995-2015: From Words to Action”. She sent us this(...)
  • Study Trip Grant to Norway

    The Union of Norway is offering a Study trip Grant to one or two Soroptimists from different countries within the European Federation, travelling together.The grant is offered over the period of ten(...)
  • The Beijing Platform for Action turns 20

    In recent months, you might have come across the term “Beijing+20”, shorthand for “The 20th anniversary of the 4th World Conference on Women which took place in Beijing in 1995”. This historic(...)
  • 35,000 Soroptimists condemn trafficking in human beings

    The 35,000 professional women members of Soroptimists International of Europe second the joint statement issued today by the UN Special Rapporteurs on trafficking, contemporary forms of slavery,(...)
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