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International Day of the Girl Child 2019. GirlForce: Unscripted & Unstoppable

10 October 2019

The International Day of the Girl Child focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.

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Club Charter Invitation SI Wewak (Papua New Guinea)

09 October 2019

Soroptimist International of Wewak Papua New Guinea invites you to attend the Charter Ceremony of this new club on the 16th November 2019 presented by SISWP President Anusha Santhirasthipam.

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Save the Dates - Royal Treatment for Soroptimists & Partners at COC2020 Yogyakarta 8-10 May 2020

02 October 2019

All Soroptimists, partners and programme collaborators who register for COC2020 Yogyakarta and come over to the UNESCO Heritage Royal Kingdom City of Yogyakarta are in for the "royal treatment" of your lifetime. SAVE THE DATE!

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Longevity Economy Forum and Opportunities for Senior Women

02 October 2019

The International Day of Older Persons on the 1st October presents an opportunity to highlight the important contributions that older people make to society and raise awareness of the opportunities and challenges of aging in today’s world. SISWP President Anusha was invited to participate in a Longevity Economy Forum officiated by Malaysia's Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye, who is a cardiologist by profession.

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Breaking Barriers in Asia Pacific - Better Economic Opportunities for Women

02 October 2019

SISWP President Anusha Santhirasthipam recently attended and presented at World Bank event, officiated by Dato Seri Dr Wan Azizah Dr Wan Ismail, the Hon. Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia. Anusha was invited to provide inputs on what more we need to do to close the gender gaps, tackle all forms of discrimination and workplace disparities to attract, support and retain women in employment, entrepreneurship and in key decision-making positions in all sectors. As Soroptimists we must play our role to monitor and feedback the Gender Equality Action Plans in every member country.

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October is Membership Month! Meet Our Newest Members.

25 September 2019

Meet some of our newest Soroptimist International of the South West Pacific members and hear about the reasons why they became Soroptimists and the benefits they have gained from joining.

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About Soroptimist International


Soroptimist International is a global movement of women, with members belonging to more than 3,000 clubs in 126 countries/territories, spread over 4 federations.

Members of Clubs represent a wide range of occupations, talents and interests. The theme "Soroptimists - Educate to Lead" with a focus to Education, Enable and Empower provides opportunities for members to improve the lives of women and girls world wide.

Through international partnerships and a global network of members, Soroptimists inspire action and create opportunities to transform the lives of women and girls by: advocating for equity and equality; creating safe and healthy environments; increasing access to education; and developing leadership and practical skills for a sustainable future.


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