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.
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Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson led the rallying chant, "Be nice! Work hard! Climb the mountain to college!" It was the end of year celebration for Reading Partners students, volunteers, staff and parents at Ethel Phillips Elementary School. The program completed its first year on campus and has become a central part of our club's Ethel's Village project.
A group of SIMS members visited the Women's Empowerment center on April 16 to deliver a $3,000 check from our club's Community Assistance Fund. SIMS raised the money earlier this year at the theatre night fundraiser held at Capital Stage. Roseana Herber voiced the feelings of many members, saying she is "proud to be a member of this fine club and doing good deeds to support women and children who are homeless!"
Nov 14, 2014International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Women's activists have marked November 25 as a day against violence since 1981.
Dec 2, 2014International 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, 2014Human 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.