Soroptimists develop, finance and implement projects that give women better access to economic empowerment opportunities.
Soroptimists help women and girls get the education and practical skills needed to enter the labour force and become economically independent.
Many Soroptimist projects in the area of economic empowerment are conducted in partnership with micro-credit organisations, companies and other institutions. Together with our partners, we provide women with the skills and resources required to excel as entrepreneurs or employees. We also help women gain access to credit so that they can start their own businesses.
Our economic empowerment projects extend to remote rural areas where women are often caught in a poverty trap and spend much of their time on menial tasks. We build wells in communities to reduce the time women spend fetching water for cleaning or cooking and train women on how to increase their crop yields and sell their produce.
Forced migration is not a new phenomenon. Throughout history, people have fled their home countries because of war, geopolitics, persecution or economic crises. However, the recent massive exodus of refugees from Afghanistan to Europe, many of whom are vulnerable women, has reached a truly alarming scale, with over 2 million registered refugees from Afghanistan (source: […]see more about this project