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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 € 23,327,369 for 1,711 different projects that have directly
    benefitted 791,930 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
    € 23,327,369
    Funds raised for projects
    Projects reported
    Women and girls helped
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Message from the President

International Day of Peace – A call for action

For thirty years now, the world and the United Nations, which designated September 21st as International Day of Peace, have been marking this important day through thoughts, words, and deeds. It is a day “devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples”.[1]

We don’t need to look far to understand why this year this day(...)


Soroptimist Calendar

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  • SEPTEMBER 27 2014

    Chartering SI Club Szombathely (Hungary)

    SI Club Szombathely (Hungary) will be inaugurated on Saturday, 27 September 2014. The charter will(...)
  • SEPTEMBER 26 2014

    15th Anniversary of Club Varna (Bulgaria)

    The Club President Albena Bakalova, the President for the Union of Bulgaria Lyudmila Dimitrova and(...)
  • SEPTEMBER 26 2014

    25th Anniversary of SI Club Luxembourg-Melusina

    The Soroptimist International Club of Luxembourg-Melusina has the pleasure of inviting you to(...)
  • SEPTEMBER 20 2014

    Chartering SI Club Grand Quevilly-Val de Seine (France)

    SI Club Grand Quevilly-Val de Sine (France) will be inaugurated on Saturday 20 September 2014. The(...)
  • SEPTEMBER 15 2014

    67th session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child

    The 67th session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child is taking place in Geneva beween(...)

  • SEPTEMBER 12 2014

    German-speaking Friendship Meeting in Passau

    The German Union organises a German-speaking Friendship Meeting in Passau, on September 12-14.

  • SEPTEMBER 08 2014

    27th session of the Human Rights Council

    The Human Rights Council will be holding its 27th regular session at the United Nations in Geneva(...)

  • SEPTEMBER 08 2014

    International Literacy Day

    International Literacy Day has been celebrated for more than 40 years.

    This International Day,(...)

  • SEPTEMBER 06 2014

    25th Anniversary of Club Mendrisiotto

    Club Mendrisiotto in Switzerland has the pleasure to announce you their 25th Anniversary, which(...)
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  • 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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