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Soroptimists, Let's Orange the World!
for the 16 Days of Activism: 25 November - 10 December
From our website
SI Club Cologne Sponsors Exhibition to Launch the 16 Days of Activism
Every year from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, International Human Rights Days, Soroptimists around the Federation orange their world to raise awareness of this appalling violation of women’s rights. The sad reality is that on average every third woman worldwide will be a victim of physical or sexual violence during her lifetime. To mark the beginning of these 16 Days of Activism, SI Club Cologne sponsored an exhibition titled “Say No to Violence” with artwork donated by their Friendship Link Club Marmara Istanbul. Patron of the exhibition is Mayor of Cologne... Read more
President's Appeal: Food Security in Nakuru, Kenya
Nakuru County is located North-West of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, situated in the former Rift Valley province. Agriculture is seen to be the backbone of the county and it is here that the first of five International President’s Appeal projects is gathering momentum, working with the Mwihoko Women’s Group, supported by the SI Union of Kenya and local stakeholders. The Mwihoko Project is generating opportunities for women and girls in leadership; creating... Read more
The World Forum for Democracy Focuses on Challenges of Gender Equality
Soroptimist International of Europe was well represented at the World Forum for Democracy under the motto “Gender Equality: Whose Battle?”, held from 19-21 November: Bettina Hahne, SIE rep to the Council of Europe; Evelyne Bastin, SIB, member of the INGO... Read more
An Update on Branding
The SIE Communications team distributed a Branding Kit to Union and Single Club Presidents and launched the video “Standing up for yourself is standing up for women everywhere” on 31 October.  The short, minute and a half emotive video shows the struggles of women from all kinds of backgrounds and professions facing inequality and disrespect in everyday situations. Each in her own way challenges the men and stands up for herself. This boldness has a butterfly effect because it inspired other women to assert themselves as well, just like. Read more

NEWS FLASH:
Apply for support from the Norwegian Education Fund

The Education Foundation of the Norwegian Union was established to support the education of women in developing countries. The Norwegian Union invites SIE Clubs in developing countries to submit applications for the academic year 2019/2020. Eligible clubs will be contacted to fill out an application starting December.

The deadline for applications is 1 March, 2019. Find out more here.

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