CCDO Annual Report; A 12-month update from Cambodia

It has now been a full year since the first project of the SI President’s Appeal 2021 – 2023, ‘Opening Doors to a Bright Future’, launched in Cambodia.  Working in partnership with the Cambodia Community Dream Organisation (CCDO), and focusing specifically on ‘Education and Learning throughout the life course’, this

Prioritising Education: Empowering Women and Girls

On 24 January 2023, Soroptimist International (SI) hosted a webinar to celebrate International Day of Education by showcasing our Federation’s important education projects from around the globe. The webinar was exceptionally well attended, seeing hundreds of members from over 30 different countries joining! Led by SI President Maureen Maguire, whose

SIAF Education Day

‘Would you build a classroom for us, please' In the Moroccan countryside, girls leave school at the age of eleven due to the lack of secondary schools in their neighbourhoods. At the same time, boys are commonly sent to family or friends in the city, allowed to ride to the

SIA Education Day

Soroptimist International of the Americas (SIA) is a global volunteer organisation that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment. SIA operate in many countries and territories throughout North America, South America, and the Pacific Rim. Turning 100 years old in

SIE Education Day

Soroptimist International of Europe (SIE) has a focus of five programme areas to improve the lives of women and girls. On a yearly basis more than 30,000 members in SIE carry out around 4,000 projects in: Women’s Empowerment, Elimination of Violence Against Women, Health and Food Security, Sustainability, and the

SIGBI Education Day

Science Technology Engineering and Maths Project – SI Leeds SI Leeds partnered with a local schools trust to deliver a Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM), Immersion Day for both primary and high school pupils. As well as giving them all an opportunity to talk to STEM professionals in small

16 Days of Activism at UN Geneva

A Blog by Donatella Benjamin, SI UN Representative in Geneva. For a number of reasons, Geneva is an important city for international co-operation and key for multilateral negotiations. It is home to the United Nations Geneva Office (UNOG), alongside several other UN Agencies, Member States Missions, NGOs, and more; at

Preventing Femicide Against Women

Blog of Linda Witong, SI Advocacy Advisor 16 Days of Activism Campaign The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual campaign that runs from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, through to International Human Rights Day on 10 December. Anyone and


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