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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 € 15,400,157 for 6,508 different projects that have directly
    benefitted 1,690,314 women and girls.
    This demonstrates that small scale projects, together, can have
    a huge impact on improving the lives of women and girls.
    35,000
    Members of Soroptimist
    € 15,400,157
    Funds raised for projects
    6,508
    Projects reported
    1,690,314
    Women and girls helped
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Message from the President

Inspiring Women and Girls to Embrace Science


In its continued efforts to empower women and girls and to promote gender equality, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 11 February International Day of Women and Girls in Science in December 2015. Since then, the United Nation has reaffirmed the importance of science and gender equality to achieve the internationally agreed development goals summarised in the(...)

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Soroptimist Calendar

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  • FEBRUARY 25 2017

    Chartering of SI Club Grand Casablanca (Morocco)

    Emine Erdem, SIE Vice President Africa, will have the pleasure to charter SI Club Grand Casablanca(...)
  • FEBRUARY 19 2017

    SI Club Cortina D'Ampezzo (Italy) invites you to its "Week on the Snow"

    The President Katia Tafner and all the Members are pleased to invite you to attend the 36th(...)
  • FEBRUARY 18 2017

    Chartering of SI Club Tromsø (Norway)

    Maria Elisabetta de Franciscis, SIE President, is pleased to announce that she will be chartering(...)
  • FEBRUARY 11 2017

    International Day of Women and Girls in Science

    Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed(...)
  • FEBRUARY 06 2017

    International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

    February 6th is the World Health Organisation's International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female(...)

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News

  • 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 
  • 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(...)
  • Photo competition 2017 - Through the Eyes of Soroptimists

    Dear Soroptimists, Soroptimist International of Europe is organizing its fourth Photo Competition entitled Through the Eyes of Soroptimists and all members of Soroptimist International of Europe(...)
  • European Institutions Issue Joint Statement on Gender-Based Violence

    On the occasion of the Conference in Malta on EU responses to gender-based violence on 3 February, representatives of the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council Presidency(...)
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