Who we are
Soroptimist International is a global volunteer movement working together to transform the lives of women and girls.Our network of around 80,000 club members in 130 countries and territories works at a local, national and international level to educate, empower and enable opportunities for 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.
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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"As a requirement in my contract with my employer in 1996 I joined SI Azusa/Glendora in Desert Coast Region. Today, I remain a member (now in SI Northwestern Region) because Soroptimist International has completed my life in so many ways. I like to say, 'I may have been forced to join this awesome global organization but 16 years later I stay because SI has made an everlasting impact on my life!' I am Living My Dream to be the Best for Women and Girls in my local community and throughout the world. I have Soroptimist International to thank for that!"
Michelle Bart, SI Northwestern Region (USA)
- Human rights for all
- Global peace and international goodwill
- Advancing women's potential
- Integrity and democratic decision making
- Volunteering, diversity and friendship
Programme focus objectives
01Increase access to formal and non-formal learning opportunities.
02Improve access to economic empowerment and sustainable opportunities for the employment of women.
03Eliminate violence against women and girls and ensure women’s participation in conflict resolution.
04Ensure women and girls have food security and access to the highest attainable standard of health care.
05Address the specific needs of women and girls by improving environmental sustainability, and mitigating effects of climate change and disasters.