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Violence against Women

For almost a century now, Soroptimists have been working to eliminate violence against women and girls and ensure women’s participation in conflict resolution.

We execute projects to respond to, prevent and eliminate violence against women across the globe. Efforts include building shelters, aiding victims of violence, providing counselling services, lobbying for improved prevention programmes and policies and raising awareness of this problem.

Many of our projects are conducted in collaboration with local and national governments, policy makers, and other organisations/institutions working towards the elimination of violence against women through improved prevention and response strategies and programmes.

Sample project Drama therapy project targets victims of abuse

We normally think of acting as simply ‘pretending to be someone else’ but it is now increasingly recognised as a very effective therapeutic technique for combatting destructive patterns of behaviour – and particularly those associated with violence against women. By providing a safe emotional ‘distance’ from events, drama therapy can give victims the confidence to […]

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