a global voice
for women

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 € 23,297,998 for 1,668 different projects that have directly
    benefitted 790,604 women and girls.
    This demonstrates that small scale projects, together, can have
    a huge impact on improving the lives of women and girls.
    35,000
    Members of Soroptimist
    € 23,297,998
    Funds raised for projects
    1,668
    Projects reported
    790,604
    Women and girls helped
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Message from the President

113 project submissions for Best Practice Awards 2014!
 

Soroptimist will indeed no longer be ‘the world’s best kept secret’!

This year, our members submitted an unprecedented 113 projects for the Best Practice Awards 2014!

Yes, why should we hide? In times of economic crisis and geo-political turmoil, we must work even harder to fulfil our mission to improve the lives of women and girls, as we have done for the(...)

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Announcements

  • AUGUST 30 2014

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    Chartering of SI Club Greifswald (Germany)

    SI Club Greifswald (Germany) will be inaugrated on Saturday, 30 August 2014. The charter will be(...)
  • AUGUST 12 2014

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    International Youth Day

    The United Nations introduced International Youth Day in 1985.  It has since been celebrated every(...)

  • AUGUST 01 2014

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    50th Anniversary of Club Savonlinna (Finland)

    The Union President of Finland,and its members are pleased to invite you to the celebration of(...)
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Events & Features

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    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(...)
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    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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    Best Practice Awards 2014: Winners in the ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN category

    First prize awarded to the Soroptimist International Union of France for the project “NATIONAL FILM GALA”   On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women(...)
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    Best Practice Awards 2014: Winners in the ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT category

    First prize awarded to the Soroptimist International Union of Italy for the project “CAVEZZO 5.9”  In May 2012, a devastating earthquake hit Emilia and other regions in Northern Italy, causing(...)
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