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Soroptimist International of Europe

Soroptimists inspire action and create opportunities to improve the lives of women and girls through our global network of members and international partnerships.

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    Soroptimist projects
    are running as we speak!
    Every day, 35,000 Soroptimists across Europe, Africa and the Middle East
    work on concrete projects focused on education, empowerment,
    and the creation of enabling opportunities to improve the
    lives and status of women and girls.
    Since October 2012, the members of Soroptimist International of Europe
    have raised € 24,119,141 for 10,891 different projects that have directly
    benefitted 2,645,672 women and girls.
    This demonstrates that small scale projects, together, can have
    a huge impact on improving the lives of women and girls.
    Members of Soroptimist
    € 24,119,141
    Funds raised for projects
    Projects reported
    Women and girls helped
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Message from the President

 For Soroptimists, International Women’s Day is Every Day!

The United Nations has announced ‘Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030’ as the theme for International Women’s Day 2017 on 8 March. A new theme is chosen every year with the aim to facilitate the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, comprising 17 goals to transform the world. The key targets for women are number 5: Achieve gender(...)


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  • Syrian child refugees returned to school thanks to Dutch Soroptimists!

    Dutch Soroptimists collected more than €500,000 in support of the ‘Syria Back to School’ campaign for the benefit of Syrian child refugees in Turkey. The funds raised with the help of projects and(...)
  • Registration SIE Congress, Florence 14-16 July 2017

    The Soroptimist International of Europe 21st Congress will take place in Florence, Italy on 14-16 July 2017. For information, programme and registration, please visite the Congress website at 
  • SI Germany Awards Its 2017 Soroptimist Prize to proTechnicale

    At an official ceremony in Frankfurt on 8 March 2017, Soroptimist International of Germany will present its 5thSoroptimist Prize to Sophia.T gGmbH for its proTechnicale project. proTechnicale is an(...)
  • Best Practice Awards 2017

    Dear Soroptimists, It is again time for the Soroptimist International of Europe Best Practice Awards – a time to celebrate your great work and dedication to improving the lives of women and girls(...)
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