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Soroptimist International of Europe

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

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    Soroptimist projects
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    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 € 11,012,479 for 4,427 different projects that have directly
    benefitted 1,495,209 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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    € 11,012,479
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Message from the President

Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

Every year on February 6, Soroptimists show their solidarity with women around the world by marking the UN International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). According to the latest figures compiled by UNICEF, at least 200 million women worldwide are living with the consequences of FGM.

This ritual procedure, which is particularly widespread in(...)


Soroptimist Calendar

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  • FEBRUARY 14 2016

    SI Club Cortina D'Ampezzo (Italy) invites you to its "Week on the Snow"

    SI Club Cortina d'Ampezzo is happy to invite you to the 35th edition of its "Week on the snow"(...)

  • FEBRUARY 09 2016

    Save the date! 25th anniversary of Club Batumi (Georgia)

    Club Batumi (Georgia) is organizing an event from the 16 to 23 September 2016 dedicated to the(...)
  • FEBRUARY 08 2016

    Save the date! 25th anniversary of Club Budapest (Hungary)

    SI Club Budapest would like to invite you to celebrate its 25th anniversary from Friday 30(...)
  • FEBRUARY 08 2016

    Save the date! 50th Anniversary of Club Wien Donau

    SI Club Wien Donau, one of the oldest clubs in Autria, will celebrate it 50th anniversary on 22-24(...)
  • FEBRUARY 06 2016

    International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

    February 6th is the World Health Organisation's International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female(...)

  • FEBRUARY 04 2016

    World Cancer Day

    Hundreds of events will take place February 4 to mark the World Cancer Day.

    For more information,(...)

  • FEBRUARY 02 2016

    SI Vichy offers a scholarship to learn French

    Every year the Soroptimist Club of Vichy in France offers a scholarship for the benefit of(...)

  • FEBRUARY 02 2016

    50th Anniversary of SI Club Örebro (Sweden)

    SI Club Örebro (Union of Sweden) will celebrate its 50th anniversary on 2 February 2016.
  • FEBRUARY 01 2016

    Save the date! 60th Anniversary of the Union of Luxemburg

    The Union of Luxemburg you will celebrate its 60th anniversary from 15 to 17 April 2016.

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  • Taking one step further toward the Soroptimist African Federation!

    The Soroptimist International Future Africa Federation (SIFAF) Conference will take place on 17 - 19 March 2016 in Madagascar. The Union of Madagascar and the Organizing Committee are delighted to(...)
  • ANNOUNCEMENT! Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60)

    Within the context of its ECOSOC status granted by the UN to SIE, President Maria Elisabetta De Franciscis will lead a delegation at the annual session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)(...)
  • Best Practice Awards 2016 - Celebrating your work !

    This year again, your Federation wants to reward the best projects and thus pay tribute to your work and your commitment to improving the lives of women and girls. We will be giving out 11 awards:(...)
  • Soroptimists Invest in Education

    Applications for Scholarships for Soroptimists and non-Soroptimists are open for 2016-2017! As practiced for numerous decades, Soroptimist International of Europe (SIE) continues to empower women(...)
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