(SI) is a world wide organisation for women in management and the
professions working through service projects to advance human rights and
the status of women. Soroptimists work at all levels of civil society,
local, national and international, and are involved with a wide spectrum
of women's concerns.
SI South West
Pacific (SISWP) is one of four Soroptimist Federations globally, and
currently includes 13 countries in the Asia Pacific Region. These
countries are: Australia, Cambodia, Fiji, Hong Kong, Indonesia,
Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Singapore,
Solomon Islands and Thailand.
Working to Eliminate Violence against Women
During the 16 Days of Activism, Soroptimists from the South West Pacific will “Walk the Talk” there are many events planned to raise awareness to Violence Against Women. Australian Soroptimists are hosting the “RosieBatty Roadshow” event, a series of breakfast functions, from the 5th of October until the 7th of November, you can join us for breakfast in our national and united approach to end violence against women across Australia. Not only will you be able to have breakfast with the inspirational 2015 Australian of the Year, Rosie Batty, you will also help to raise much needed funds for the domestic and family violence legal centres of the Women’s Legal Services Australia in each capital city that we visit, to assist the women who experience domestic and family violence in that state. For more information visit www.rosiebattyroadshow.com
Working in partnership with others
works closely with other Non Government Organisations (NGOs) and
authorities for positive social and economic changes that improve the
lives of women, children and families. The organisation has General
Consultative Status with the United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and has representatives at many meetings of its agencies and organs in UN Centres throughout the world.
A global network of friendship
work together in a spirit of friendship and fun to make the world a
better place for all. Members are encouraged to be aware of and involved
in local and global issues. A Friendship Link system encourages joint
projects between clubs in developing countries by clubs in developed
countries. Soroptimist membership opens the doors to opportunities for
international experiences and friendships.
The other Soroptimist Federations are SI Americas, SI Europe and SI Great Britain & Ireland.
Feel free to learn a bit more about our membership benefits and if you see a fit, make a membership enquiry.