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Our valuable advocacy for human rights and gender equality enables Soroptimist International to participate at all seven United Nations centres around the world. Our 24 Soroptimist representatives to the 15 specialised United Nations agencies ensure that the voices of women and girls are heard.

Together with other non-government organisations and various UN agencies, we work to bring about changes to make the world a better place now and for future generations.

Soroptimist International have a series of position papers "Where we Stand", these papers explain the organisations' stance on various issues that affect the lives of women and girls. 

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are 17 interlinked global goals, and the targets within them include commitments for a sustainable future. The SDGs address serious issues affecting women, such as the elimination of gender-based violence, eradicating human trafficking, ensuring access to sexual and reproductive healthcare, expanding economic opportunities for women, and increasing access to water and sanitation.

The SDGs guide Soroptimist action as we transform our world by fighting inequality, tackling climate change and building peaceful communities. ‘

Find out more about the SDGs here.

SISEAP Membership

Soroptimist International is a global movement of women, with members belonging to more than 3,000 clubs in 126 countries/territories, spread over 5 Federations