Soroptimist International of Europe organised its fourth Photo Competition entitled Through the Eyes of Soroptimists

All members of SIE were invited to participate in the competition by submitting photos in two categories: “Promoting education in the fields of STEM”, and “Promoting empowerment of women and girls.” Winning photos were chosen by a jury, composed of SIE Assistant Programme Director and Chair of the jury Caroline Junier, Communication Officer Christine Cromwell-Ahrens, European Women’s Lobby Representative Renate Smith Kubat and the winners of the 2016 Photo Competition Machtelt van der Straeten and Villy Makou. The winners were announced at the Governors Meeting on Friday July 14th in Florence, Italy.

Promoting education in the fields of STEM

2. Veterinary students women power

1st Prize

Veterinary Students women power” by Valentina Kubale Dvojmoc (Club of Celje, Slovenia)



Yzalline sur chantier 1

2nd Prize

Yzaline sur chantier 1” by Marianne Mukankaka (Club of Gisenyi, Rwanda)

Promoting empowerment of women & girls

Jeune fille puisant de l'eau

1st Prize

“La jeune fille puisant de l ’eau” by Bintou Diane-Konate (Club of Bamako Espoir, Mali)




2nd Prize

Cours d ’alphabétisation pour autonomiser les femmes à Mboro au Sénégalby Yvette Foubert (Club of La Rochelle, France)



2. L'autonomisation formation professionnelle

2nd Prize

L’autonomisation par le biais de la couture” by Josiane Ralambotsirofo (Club of Antananarivo-Doyen, Madagascar)