The first of five projects to be supported on five continents, the SI President’s Appeal 2017-2019, ‘Women, Water & Leadership’ is to fund the Mwihoko Women Group in Kenya, formed in 2005 with the aim of improving the economic and social livelihood of its membership of 22 women. Kenya has
"The Soroptimist movement is heading for its centennial in 2021. Many of our volunteers have been members for a long time, and continue to give service to transform the lives and status of women and girls through education, empowerment and enabling opportunities. It is a privilege to acknowledge our wise
Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December, it commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe 10 December of
Click on the image above to read the full PDF introduction to the December 10th Appeal 2015-17 This December 10th the International President would like, once again, to harness the collective power and generosity of all four Federations of Soroptimist International, in support of women and girls in Nepal,
Submitted by Dr. Saradha Narayanan (Consultant Physician and President 2010- 2012, SI Damansara) The Intercountry Workshop on Maternal Death Review was held in Kuala Lumpur in November 2011. Participants at the workshop included WHO Representatives from Malaysia, Philippines, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Vietnam and Papua New Guinea. In addition, Government Health
On December 10th we celebrate International Human Rights Day, and every year Soroptimists engage in different ways to use human rights to improve the lives and status of women and girls worldwide. This year, the Soroptimist focus is using education and leadership to improve maternal health by increasing access to
September 21st is International Peace Day. From 2002 to 2011, Soroptimist International has used this day to raise awareness, support peace projects, celebrate peace and goodwill, and connect with others around the world. Here we look back on actions taken since 2002 and look forward to what Soroptimists can already
Blog by Dawn Marie Lemonds, SI Newport Harbor Area. Dr. Nina Smart 'smartly' moderated a fascinating panel at the NGO CSW Forum, Co-sponsored by Soroptimist International and the North American and Europe CSW Caucus. Speakers included survivors, researchers, advocates and educators, all aimed at revealing the centuries old cultural practice
In the first in a series of Q&A's we talk to Soroptimist Amrita Gautam ‘Soroptimism’ in the eyes of a 'Soroptimist’? ‘’Optimism in everything we do, leads us to the World we want to live in’’. That is why we are Soroptimists! -Amrita Gautam Please tell us a little
Tuesday, 30 July is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. Special Advisor to SI Advocacy, Linda Witong, blogs about the need for the international community to accelerate efforts to end Human Trafficking. "UN Secretary General António Guterres has observed that: “Trafficking in persons is a vile crime that feeds on
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