Soroptimist is an international women’s organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. Almost 95,000 Soroptimists in about 120 countries and territories contribute time and financial support to community-based and international projects that benefit women and girls.
Nov 25, 2015International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Women's activists have marked November 25 as a day against violence since 1981.
Dec 2, 2015International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2 December, recalls the date of the adoption, by the General Assembly, of the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others (resolution 317(IV)of 2 December 1949).
Dec 10, 2015Human Rights Day: SI December 10th Appeal
Every year, on Human Rights Day (December 10) the President of Soroptimist International selects a project that provides direct assistance to women in extreme need.
Jan 1, 2016New Year's Day
New Year's Day, January 1.
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On March 4, 2015, the Soroptimist International Club of Lake Oswego / West Linn held its’ fourth annual Awards & Grants Night at Holy Names Heritage Center on the campus of Marylhurst University. The club is comprised of residents of the general area with the mission of serving for the better for women and girls. Each year the club provides individual awards to young women volunteers, scholarships to single mothers attending post secondary schools and grants to agencies/organizations in Clacka
Danielle Tudor and Brenda Tracy are interviewed in Women's ENews. View the article here: http://womensenews.org/story/rape/150307/oregons-rape-survivors-push-fresh-reform