• In pictures: Soroptimist clubs educate, empower and enable women and girls


    In 3000 communities across 130 countries and territories, Soroptimist International  clubs are working to educate, empower and enable opportunities for women and girls in their local area and beyond.   Take a look at some of the latest club actions, reported in July and August 2014, in this slideshow and read more below.  Can't view the slideshow? See it on Flickr.…

  • Soroptimist marks International Literacy Day at UNESCO event


      Updated 15 September 2014 The Soroptimist International UN Representative team in Paris has been instrumental in organising an event at UNESCO to mark International Literacy Day today. Soroptimist International of Europe Executive Director Anne Simon was one of the speakers at the event,  standing in for SIE's President-Elect Maria-Elisabetta de Franciscis who had to withdraw due to a  family…

  • “Literacy not only changes lives, it saves them” - International Literacy Day 2014


     Image: SI Bonaberi-Douala’s adult literacy centre, Cameroon, PFR 34067 "Literacy not only changes lives, it saves them". That’s the simple and powerful truth at the heart of UNESCO’s rallying call for  greater investment and a redoubling of efforts to bring literacy to all. Literacy is an absolute necessity for achieving basic rights and when women are literate, research shows their…

  • Soroptimists respond to Ebola outbreak - SI Freetown (Sierra Leone)


      Members of SI Freetown (2012) Soroptimist International Freetown (Sierra Leone) has been working closely with local partners to respond to the Ebola outbreak, which has now killed over 1900 people in West Africa. According to the World Health Organisation, there have been 3500 confirmed or probable cases in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, leading WHO chief to describe the…

  • Campaigner urges continued advocacy to #BringBackOurGirls


    Nigerian activist Hadiza Bala Usman has urged people around the world not to forget the schoolgirls abducted from Borno, northern Nigeria in April, who are still being held by Islamist militant group Boko Haram. In a video interview with former Soroptimist International UN Representative Yoko Komori Olson at the UN DPI/NGO conference in New York, she explains that the whereabouts…

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