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.
Violence against women and intra-family violence are very shocking in French Polynesia, the numbers are alarming with 917 victims of domestic violence in 2018, there is still twice as much violence in Polynesian households than in mainland France. For the Soroptimists of Papeete in Tahiti, preventing and combating all of this violence is a priority, […]see more about this project