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Forced Marriage Consultation (UK)

Clubs across the UK were asked to take part in a nationwide consultation on forced marriage. The Government launched a consultation as to whether forced marriage should be a criminal offence rather than a civil offence.  This is another amazing example of how the network of clubs across can be a global voice for women […]

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Empowerment of women in Tunisia (Netherlands)

Women in Tunisia, a country in democratic transition, have a need for support to help them actively participate in the new democracy and thus work towards a more peaceful society in the near future. The Soroptimists of both Tunisian clubs will be able to connect better with the international women’s organizations and SIE in particular. […]

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Adult Literacy Programme (Cameroon)

The aim of this project was to train women and girls who had left formal schooling as well as illiterate women.  The project offered skills in reading and writing, and participants earned a national certificate at the end of the course. This club sought to offer basic education at little to no cost in a […]

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Teacher Registration Assistance (Fiji)

A request came from Save the Children Fiji to assist their Pre-School Teacher Aids in paying for their Teacher Registration with the Ministry of Education. These Teacher Aides are from the disadvantaged communities which have all been affected by the two floods at the beginning of the year. The club decided to assist a female […]

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Improving Job Opportunities (USA)

Women convicted of crimes have a difficult time finding employment after being released from prison. Employment increases the chances of a successful transition into the community post-incarceration. In Northeastern Connecticut in the US, women transitioning out of incarceration are further hampered by their rural location. SI Willimantic supported incarcerated women to seek and secure work-release […]

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57th Commission on the Status of Women

“We strongly demand that all governments and the international community reject any attempt to invoke traditional values or morals to infringe upon human rights guaranteed by international law, or to limit their scope.” The 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) took place from 4-15 March 2013. Its priority theme: ‘Elimination […]

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From International Presidents Ann Garvie and Alice Wells

From Ann Garvie, International President 2013-15 & Alice Wells, International President 2011-13 Women and girls worldwide have made some great strides over the past 92 years but we still have a long ways to go. Violence against women and girls continues to be a huge issue. It’s horrifying that 1 in 3 women will experience […]

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Bringing women’s voices to the UN

“Women are still deprived of their human rights in so many places: denied an education, safe childbirth, a life free of violence. SI continues to fight for human rights for all at grassroots, national and international level, representing the voices of women at the UN and more. We are stronger if we work together.” SI […]

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Teen Programs Across the US

Because You’re Special Suicide, alcohol and drug use and eating disorders are increasing among teenage girls. Alcohol and drug use make girls more susceptible to sexual abuse. These issues are associated with low self-esteem among teen girls. SI Cameron Park/El Dorado Hills used a grant from the Federation to produce a series of skits for […]

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