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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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    Soroptimist projects
    are running as we speak!
    Every day, 35,000 Soroptimists across Europe, Africa and the Middle East
    work on concrete projects focused on education, empowerment,
    and the creation of enabling opportunities to improve the
    lives and status of women and girls.
    Since October 2012, the members of Soroptimist International of Europe
    have raised € 24,622,898 for 2,319 different projects that have directly
    benefitted 865,104 women and girls.
    This demonstrates that small scale projects, together, can have
    a huge impact on improving the lives of women and girls.
    Members of Soroptimist
    € 24,622,898
    Funds raised for projects
    Projects reported
    Women and girls helped
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Message from the President

Human Rights Day

As you know, December 10th, Human Rights Day, marks the end of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence. That the 16 Days campaign ends on Human Rights Day is, of course, no coincidence. It is a reminder that violence against women, in all its forms, is a serious and continuing violation of women’s human rights.

We know this from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we know it from the(...)


Soroptimist Calendar

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  • DECEMBER 10 2014

    Human Rights Day

    December 10th is Human Rights Day.

    Human Rights Day was introduced by the UN General Assembly in(...)

  • DECEMBER 02 2014

    International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

    December 2nd is International Day for the Abolition of Slavery.

    It marks the adoption by the UN(...)

  • DECEMBER 01 2014

    World AIDS Day

    December 1st is World AIDS Day.

    In the words of the UN, World AIDS Day" has become one of the(...)

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  • Friendship without borders

    “Open Heart – Open Door gives us great opportunities to meet other Soroptimists all over the world, to learn more about their culture, and open our minds.” Christa, member of SI Belgium, following(...)
  • Soroptimist International of Europe 2015 Photo Competiton

    Soroptimist International of Europe is organising its second Photo Competition entitled With your eyes only and all the members of your SI Union /Club are invited to participate! Last year, for the(...)
  • Soroptimist International of Europe at CSW 59

    This year is a big year for the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). Marking 20 years since the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA), the 59th session of CSW will be the occasion(...)
  • Philippine community rebuilds thanks to Soroptimist donations

    What does it take to get an entire community back on its feet following a natural disaster? Members of Soroptimist International of Europe generously covered the entire USD 25,000 Disaster Grant(...)
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