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Canterbury. Section 1 - Who are we ? Section 2 – What are our Aims ? Section 3 – What we do ? Locally Nationally Internationally Globally. Section 4 – Partnerships Section 5 – Friendships Section 6 – How did we b egin ? Section 7 – Where are we now ?

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Section 1 - Who are we?

Section 2 – What are our Aims?

Section 3 – What we do?

Locally

Nationally

Internationally

Globally

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Section 4 – Partnerships

Section 5 – Friendships

Section 6 – How did we begin?

Section 7 – Where are we now?

Section 8 – How do you get

Involved?

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Who are we?

Soroptimist International is a vibrant, dynamic association of professional and business women

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Who are we?

We are the world's leading international women's organisation, focused exclusively on building a better world for women and girls. 

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Who are we?

We are women who use the expertise and management skills developed in our working lives to help other women.

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SIGBI

  • SI Great Britain & Ireland
    • 30 countries including Commonwealth
    • 439 clubs divided into 17 regions
    • South East Region has 15 clubs

Who are we?

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Our Aims

We focus exclusively on building a better world for women, young and old. 

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Our Aims

  • We are committed to helping women and girls;
      • Achieve their full potential.
      • Realise their aspirations.
      • Communicate and compete
      • on equal terms.
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What do we do?

We undertake a wide variety of projects.

  • Locally
  • Nationally
  • Internationally
  • Globally
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What do we do?

Project work is the essence of Soroptimism and we call it:

Programme Action

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What do we do?

  • Programme Action falls into a number of categories:
          • Fundraising
          • Hands-on support
          • Awareness-raising
          • Partnerships with
          • others
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What we do locally

East Kent

Mammography

Appeal

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What we do locally

ABF

The Soldiers’

Charity

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What we do locally

Women’s

Refuge

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What we do locally

Loud & Proud

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What we do locally

Woman of the Year Award

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What we do locally

Girl Guides Link

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What we do nationally

Against Human Trafficking

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What we do nationally

Voices in Verse Anthology

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What we do nationally

Tellers of Tales

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What we do Internationally

Ed-Aid in the Gambia

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What we do Internationally

Jacob’s Ladder Art Project in South Africa

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What we do Internationally

Lumene Water Project Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

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What we do Internationally

  • Gambia 3E Project.
  • Educate
  • Empower
  • Enable
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What we do Globally

UKPAC has five areas of concern under its flagship Violence Against Women Project

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What we do Globally

  • VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
  • ‘STOP IT NOW!’
      • Domestic violence
      • Elder abuse
      • Female genital mutilation
      • Forced marriages & “honour”
      • killings
      • Trafficking and the sex trade
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What we do Globally

Soroptimist International has consultative status at the United Nations

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What we do Globally

  • We have twelve permanent UN representatives, based in;
    • New York
    • Geneva
    • Vienna
    • Paris
    • Rome
    • Nairobi
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What we do Globally

  • We have representatives in many other organizations, including;
      • UNICEF
      • Landmine Action
      • The Status of Women
      • Commission
      • The Human Rights
      • Commission
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What we do Globally

  • We have accreditation with many bodies, including;
    • The UN High Commission for Refugees
    • The UN Environmental Programme
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And the list goes on….

  • Breakthrough Breast Cancer
  • Cluster Munitions Coalition
  • End Violence Against Women
  • Fawcett Society
  • Say No – Unite
  • Smart Justice for Women
  • Trade Justice Movement
  • Unicef UK
  • Unifem UK
  • Women’s Environmental Network
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How did we begin?

We were started by a man!

Stuart Morrow

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Where are we now?

Soroptimist International is now the largest women’s service organisation in the world.

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Where are we now?

  • “The 3E’s of education; empowerment and enabling are relevant for every club and every member.
  • There are still gaps. We can’t stop or rest on previous achievements. The rate at which girls and women die even in western countries is higher for lower and middle income families.”
  • Hilary Rowberry Regional SI President 2012
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Where are we now?

  • “Our job is to speak out to governments on proposals, such as the pressure we applied against the use of land mines.
  • S.I. covers 124 countries, a global membership of over 90,000 women. Over 60% of those in UN member states.
  • We are;
  • Agents of Change.”
  • Hilary Rowberry Regional SI President 2012
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How do I get involved?

What are the benefits of being a Soroptimist?

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A Global Voice for Women

Salter/West S.I. Canterbury APRIL 2012