• Young Soroptimist co-ordinates New Zealand awareness campaign #BringBackOurGirls

    15/05/14

      Students at Columba College, Dunedin, say #BringBackOurGirls Students from 35 New Zealand high schools have united to call for the safe return of the school girls abducated by Boko Haram in northern Nigeria, in a campaign co-ordinated by high school student and Soroptimist Caitlin Addison. "These girls, their families and their communities are undergoing a terrible ordeal and we…

  • Access to Water for All: UNESCO Forum to bring together African NGOs

    12/05/14

      NGOs from across Africa, including Soroptimist clubs, are invited to participate in an international UN Forum about promoting access to water for all, with a particular focus on the role of women and young people.  The forum, which will take place in Yamoussoukro (Côte d’Ivoire) on 30 and 31 July, is the second in a series of international events…

  • Nigeria abduction is a horrific crime and a wake-up call for the world: Statement from International President Ann Garvie

    09/05/14

    Soroptimist International President Ann Garvie has called on Soroptimists to keep up the pressure for the safe return of over 250 schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria, while recognising this atrocity as a wake-up call for the world. “It’s hard even to imagine the scale of this vile crime: the girls rounded up from their dormitories, loaded onto lorries and taken into…

  • Statement from Soroptimist International of Nigeria Association #BringBackOurGirls

    05/05/14

      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

    02/05/14

    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…

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