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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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    have raised € 23,433,006 for 1,851 different projects that have directly
    benefitted 799,503 women and girls.
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    a huge impact on improving the lives of women and girls.
    35,000
    Members of Soroptimist
    € 23,433,006
    Funds raised for projects
    1,851
    Projects reported
    799,503
    Women and girls helped
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Message from the President

Nordic Days 2014: Looking to the future of education

 

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure to participate in the Nordic Soroptimists’ biannual meeting that was hosted by Soroptimists from the Club of Grindsted-Billund in Denmark.

As Soroptimists we got together for an inspirational three days to discuss a key issue of concern to women, to exchange experiences, to be exposed to new ideas, and to have some fun(...)

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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 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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News

  • UNESCO recognises Soroptimists' important contribution to spreading literacy

    International Literacy Day 2014 “Literacy goes well beyond simply knowing how to read. It is something much broader. Literacy should allow women to be independent, to pursue knowledge, to(...)
  • 2014 Ohrid Leadership Academy for Women

    For two weeks this summer, Lake Ohrid, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the south of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), was home to the Ohrid Leadership Academy for Women. This year,(...)
  • Best Practice Awards 2014: Winners in the SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT category

    First prize awarded to the Soroptimist International Club of Antananarivo Mandrosoa (Madagascar) for the project “BOTANICAL GARDEN”  For many years, Soroptimists from Madagascar have been working(...)
  • Best Practice Awards 2014: Winners in the HEALTH category

    First prize awarded to the Soroptimist International Club of Lomé Aurore (Togo) for the project “SUPPORT FOR NEONATAL UNIT IN LOMÉ”  The neonatal unit of the Tokoin Hospital in Lomé, the only(...)
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