• Statement from Soroptimist International of Nigeria Association #BringBackOurGirls


      See bottom of page for updates to this article - last updated 14.7.2014 Soroptimist International of Nigeria is continuing to draw attention to the plight of over 200 schoolgirls abducted by militants from Chibok, in Borno State, Nigeria three weeks ago.  Although some girls have managed to escape, most are still missing.  "We are extremely concerned about the lack…

  • #BringBackOurGirls - over 200 schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria


    Soroptimists in Nigeria are joining protest marches and keeping pressure on the Government to secure the release of over 200 girls abducted by Islamist militants more than two weeks ago on 14 April. "Everyday I see the parents on the news and I feel their pain", says President of Soroptimist International of Nigeria, Funlola Buraimoh-Ademuyewo. "I add my prayers to…

  • President’s Appeal: Solar lanterns to help girls study in Zambia and solar cookers to empower women in Fiji


      Schoolgirls in Zambia will receive solar lanterns to assist them in their studies, while women in Fiji will benefit from solar cookers thanks to President Ann Garvie’s See Solar, Cook Solar Appeal. These are the first two projects to be announced as beneficiaries of the December 10 Appeal; they were selected by the SIGBI and SISWP Federations. Soroptimist International…

  • South West Pacific Soroptimists gather to celebrate "Uniqueness in Diversity"


      Image: The SISWP conference logo incorporates the 13 petals of a flower reflecting the flags of the 13 Federation countries Soroptimists from SI South West Pacific (SISWP) are gathering for the Federation's 19th Biennial Conference of Clubs in Kuching, Malaysia, which opens on Thursday.  Soroptimists from the 13 SISWP countries will be joined by Soroptimist International President Ann Garvie…

  • Dominican Republic becomes 129th Soroptimist country!


      Image: map showing location of Dominican Republic in red (Author: Rei-Artur, shared via Creative Commons) On Saturday 26th April, Soroptimist International welcomed its newest Club and first in the Dominican Republic: Soroptimist International Santo Domingo.  There are now Soroptimist International clubs in 129 countries and territories worldwide. “I’m delighted to see that the 20 new members of Santo Domingo…

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