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SI Rakiraki (Fiji) promoting understanding of gender-violence in a local school

SI Rakiraki (Fiji) promoting understanding of gender-violence in a local school. Fiji reported the highest education project to club ratio of all SI countries.

55% of SI countries report at least one project using education, empowerment, or enabling opportunities. Fiji reported the highest education project to club ratio, followed closely by India and the UK.

This year we looked at the differences between projects done domestically and projects which crossed geographic boundaries.

  • 89% of all projects in this report are domestic.  The category with the highest percentage of projects taking place in another country is increasing access to clean water, followed by improving the learning environment for girls, and then by training female teachers and scholarships.
  • 14% of all projects in the Global North benefit women and girls in other countries.
  • The majority of projects benefitting women and girls in other countries are coming from clubs across Europe (including the UK), where there is a regional split of 75% domestic and 25% abroad.
  • Of projects taking place abroad, 66% are in Africa, 19% in Asia Pacific, 6% in Latin America, 5% in Eastern Europe, and 4% in the Middle East.
  • Some countries are quite popular “destinations” for projects, including Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Burkina Faso.
  • SIE shows the highest percentage of projects being carried out in other countries, with nearly 30% of projects happening abroad.  SIA shows the most domestic focus, with 99% of projects being done at “home”.

In 2012, Soroptimist clubs were based in 124 countries and territories worldwide (this has now risen to 127).

Visit the Country Reports page to find out about SI in your part of the world, or check the index for project case studies.

Map of SI countries. The colour shows which Federation the country belongs to.  SI of the Americas, red; SI Great Britain and Ireland, blue; SI Europe, yellow, SI South West Pacific, green.

Map showing all countries with a Soroptimist club

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