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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 How SIE Gdansk turned the ‘normal’ into the ‘abnormal’

An astonishing one in five Polish women have experienced physical or sexual abuse from a current or former partner, or from another individual. Projecting this onto a group of those women closest to you serves to highlight just how widespread domestic violence against women is in Poland. And it does not stop there, with 37% […]

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