Who we are
Soroptimist International, which includes Soroptimist International of the Americas, Soroptimist International of Great Britain & Ireland, Soroptimist International of Europe and Soroptimist International of South West Pacific, is a global volunteer movement working together to transform the lives of women and girls.Our network of around 80,000 club members in 132 countries and territories works at a local, national and international level to educate, empower and enable opportunities for women and girls.
Projects take place all over the world focusing on issues such as Violence Against Women, Safe Sanitation, Displacement, Education, Leadership - anything that effects the lives of women and girls.
In 2012, Soroptimists reported on 3,727 projects to promote women and girls' participation in education and leadership, changing 110,000 lives. Read more about how Soroptimists make a difference in our Global Impact Report 2012-13.#SImakingchange #SIadvocates
Soroptimist International is committed to a world where women and girls together achieve their individual and collective potential ,realise aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communities worldwide.
Soroptimists inspire action and create opportunities to transform the lives of women and girls through a global network of members and international partnerships.
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"I've been a Soroptimist since 1996. I am happy to be part of an organisation which improves the lives women and girls in my country, Turkey, and throughout the world. I meet many bright and dedicated women and have made many good friends. I send my greetings and love to all my sisters around the world who struggle for a better world for women and girls"
Ismet Arikanturk, SI Izmir, Turkey
- Human rights for all
- Global peace and international goodwill
- Advancing women's potential
- Integrity and democratic decision making
- Volunteering, diversity and friendship