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Women Who Make a Difference (Australia)

Each year this club, SI Eastern Districts of Adelaide, presents awards to “Women who make a Difference” according to the following criteria: Make a difference to South Australia and the Global Community Collaborate with others Provide leadership and mentoring Work in professional or voluntary capacities Many women are reluctant to be singled out for awards so […]

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Woman as Chief Executive Prize (France)

This project stresses the quality of successful chief executive women and consequently, making women aware of their capacities for creating their own firms.  They aim, through the media, to promote successful female business women with this prestigious prize. The club organised a call for applications through on-line contacts, professional organizations, chambers of consulate, female associations […]

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White ribbon campaign (Australia)

  White Ribbon is the world’s largest male-led movement to end men’s violence against women.  In particular, Australia’s unique Ambassadors’ Program supports thousands of men to be the faces and leaders of the campaign, by living the White Ribbon Oath: never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women. Women support White Ribbon […]

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SAME Women (UK/Pakistan)

This International Women’s Day event gave opportunities to the mothers of Soroptimist And Mothers from Eastwood (‘SAME’) women to assist in planning the event, to fill hostess roles of introducing guests and giving votes of thank, to speak in public, and to assess the outcome and value of the event. The project set out to […]

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Soroptimists against trading people (Lithuania)

The club organised lectures for girls and women about the trading of people all over the world.  The lectures took place at schools and in women’s prisons.  Brochures and leaflets about the global issue were created and distributed.  They shared information about the project with the local press, local television, and the general public. Because […]

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Enough is Enough – International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day, March 8th 2013, Soroptimist International clubs around the world took part in a global day of action to call for an end to violence against women. From Pakistan to the Philippines, the Netherlands to Nepal, Soroptimists took to the streets, radio stations and the internet to raise awareness in their communities and […]

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Strengthening SI’s global network

UN Women honours Soroptimist International On 24th October, 2012, UN Women held an honorary event entitled ‘Empowering Women for 25 years’, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Metro Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women. The event honoured women and organisations who have, and are, making a difference towards the Advancement of Women […]

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Crews, Cliques & Catfights (New Zealand)

The prevalence of violence among young girls in their community needed to be acknowledged, and solutions found to combat it. Club members planned that the welfare, health and education sector-groups would be able to empower and inform their colleagues, and that parents and caregivers attending would be able to network with each other afterwards and […]

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Knickers for Knowledge (UK/ Zimbabwe)

Many children in Sub-Saharan Africa are deprived of education. Girls of post-puberty age are further disadvantaged due to the shortage of school segregated toilets with water and lack of sanitary pads. A girl loses approximately 13 learning days in every school term, or up to 24 weeks out of a possible 144 weeks of learning […]

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