• Soroptimist Clubs in Action July 2013


      July was a month packed full of Soroptimist projects. Themes included human trafficking and domestic violence. These topics were the main focus of many educational outreach activities in schools and the wider global community. All Soroptimist projects have educated, empowered or enabled women and girls to pursue opportunities that may otherwise be unattainable. Here are just a few of…

  • Soroptimists in Papua New Guinea highlight shocking incidents of gender-violence


    At 4am on Friday 9th August, a woman was found dead in Ramu Village, Papua New Guinea. She was preparing to go work at the Oil Palm plantation, when she was brutally raped, murdered and her body dumped in a nearby village garden.  Her female colleague escaped with a knife wound to her back.    Judy Muliap, Soroptimist International’s national representative…

  • Soroptimist SIGBI Federation granted UN Consultative Status


     Photo: UN Photo/John Isaac The Soroptimist SIGBI Federation, which represents 350 Soroptimist clubs in 29  countries, has been granted Special Consultative Status by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations. Consultative Status allows an organisation to actively engage with the UN, submitting oral and written statements, and sending representatives to UN events, conferences and meetings.  “We are…

  • SI UN Representative appointed to New York NGO CSW Committee


    Bette Levy, one of Soroptimist International's UN Representatives, has been appointed a member of the Executive Committee of the New York NGO Committee on the Status of Women for 2013-2015. NGO CSW is a volunteer-based, non-profit NGO that represents around 80 civil society organizations in consultative status with the UN. It plays an active role in the UN community, advocating for gender architecture reform at the…

  • Global Executive Director Appointed


    Deborah Thomas has been appointed as Global Executive Director to lead the Soroptimist International headquarters team based in Cambridge, UK.  Deborah has over 25 years' business experience, starting and growing her own ventures including holiday accommodation, a human resources agency and windfarm development.  She has worked extensively in the social enterprise and not-for-profit sectors, particularly in waste-management and supporting young…

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