SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL (SI)
Soroptimist International is a worldwide service organisation for women who are committed to a world where women and girls together achieve their individual and collective potential, realise aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communities worldwide.
Soroptimist International at the United Nations (UN)
Soroptimist International is active at all the major UN centres around the world. We hold General Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council, (ECOSOC), official relations with several agencies and technical bodies, and a network of permanent SI representatives at all of the major UN centres. SI works to ensure that the voices of women and girls around the world are included in international decision making and policy setting. SI experience with ‘on the ground’ projects all over the world drives the advocacy and lobbying efforts within the international community.
SI representatives also serve as a link to this international community and inform other members of emerging issues, trends, and best practices.
Structure of Soroptimist International
Soroptimist International (SI) is divided into four Federations: SI of the Americas, SI of Europe, SI Great Britain and Ireland and SI South West Pacific. Together, these four Federations have over 80,000 members in over 3,000 Clubs, in 120 countries.
Soroptimist International of the Americas
Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, comprises 28 regions with more than 34,000 members in approximately 1,360 clubs in 19 countries.
Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland
Headquartered in Cheshire, England, comprises around 10,000 members in 352 clubs in 27 countries
Soroptimist International of Europe
Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, comprises more than 34,000 members in 1,258 clubs in 58 countries.
Soroptimist International of the South West Pacific
Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, comprises more than 2,400 members in 139 clubs in 13 countries.
Soroptimist International Vision
Soroptimist International is committed to a world where women and girls together achieve their individual and collective potential, realise aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communities worldwide.
Soroptimist International Mission
Soroptimists inspire action and create opportunities to transform the lives of women and girls through a global network of members and international partnerships.