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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 When violence gets economic

The first symptom of domestic violence is often the hardest to detect – even by those suffering it. Identifying economic violence involves training and raising awareness across a range of players, including bankers, notaries, employers, and those suffering from it themselves. Economic violence aims to reduce women’s autonomy in their daily lives. The issue of […]

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