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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 € 9,695,067 for 3,931 different projects that have directly
    benefitted 1,391,193 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
    € 9,695,067
    Funds raised for projects
    Projects reported
    Women and girls helped
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Message from the President

Mobilization, let us join forces! 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

November 25th marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the start of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. The ‘16 Days of Activism’ campaign ends on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

This year, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Campaign UNiTE to End Violence(...)


Soroptimist Calendar

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  • DECEMBER 18 2015

    International Migrants Day

    Each year the UN invites governments, organizations, and individuals to observe International(...)

  • DECEMBER 10 2015

    Human Rights Day

    Human Rights Day was introduced by the UN General Assembly in 1950 with the goal of "brining to(...)

  • DECEMBER 02 2015

    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 2015

    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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  • The Soroptimist Response to the Refugee Crisis: Think Globally – Act Locally

    Forced migration is certainly not a new phenomenon. Throughout history people have fled their home countries as a consequence of war, geopolitics, persecution or economic crises.  However, the(...)
  • The Soroptimists united with Bamako !

    L’effroi nous a encore gagné malheureusement ce week-end. C’est avec une grande indignation que nous avons appris l'attaque terroriste survenue dans un hôtel à Bamako et qui a ciblé des vies(...)
  • Soroptimists stand united with Paris!

    As the names and faces of Friday's victims in Paris are revealed, I am struck by the range of nationalities among the casualties. The reason is simple: The world loves Paris! We love its beauty and(...)
  • IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Buy this Book Today! (*100% of the profit from launch day sales, will be given to Soroptimist International)

    Soroptimist International of Europe is pleased to announce the release of a powerful book: “Success University for Women”. The book is about women inspiring and empowering women to live successful(...)
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