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Soroptimist International of Europe

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  • Registration SIE Congress, Florence 14-16 July 2017

    The Soroptimist International of Europe 21st Congress will take place in Florence, Italy on 14-16 July 2017. For information, programme and registration, please visite the Congress website at www.Soroptimistflorence2017.com
  • Best Practice Awards 2017

    Dear Soroptimists,

    It is again time for the Soroptimist International of Europe Best Practice Awards – a time to celebrate your great work and dedication to improving the lives of women and girls around the world!

    Over the past years, we received a truly remarkable number of submissions, and this year again, we hope to receive even more!

     The Best Practice Awards submission process is very simple – all you need to do is fill out a one-page Entry Form and send it to us by March(...)

  • Photo competition 2017 - Through the Eyes of Soroptimists

    Dear Soroptimists,

    Soroptimist International of Europe is organizing its fourth Photo Competition entitled Through the Eyes of Soroptimists and all members of Soroptimist International of Europe are invited to participate!

    The increase in participation of the last editions has encouraged us to continue with a fourth edition. We are eager to receive many excellent photos from you this year as well!

    The topics of the fourth SIE Photo Competition 2017 – Through the Eyes of(...)

  • European Institutions Issue Joint Statement on Gender-Based Violence

    On the occasion of the Conference in Malta on EU responses to gender-based violence on 3 February, representatives of the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council Presidency signed a joint statement calling on the Member States: 

    - To ratify the Council of Europe’s Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention) for those Member States not having done so yet;

    - To fully and effectively implement the Istanbul(...)

  • Women Economic Forum will take place in The Hague 27 – 28 January 2017

    Everyone is welcome and the fee for the 2 days is 50 euro which includes lunch. The organisers invite all of us. There is a WEF in many Soroptimist and Women for Water Partnership (WfWP) countries.

    If there are any Dutch Soroptimists or WfWP members who are interested please join Mariet Verhoef-Cohen in The Hague. She will be on panels on “The Power of Education to Make a Positive Change to Our World” and “Women Leading in IT & STEAM-Road Ahead”.

    You can find more information on(...)