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.
According to the UN, human trafficking is now the second largest illegal economy in the world, surpassed only by arms deals. Women and children are targeted victims of a market controlled by supply and demand. Changing the attitudes, in particular those of potential customers and young people, is necessary to prevent human trafficking. Drawing on […]see more about this project