(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 with the United Nations Asia and Pacific Review of Beijing+20
Soroptimist International of the South West Pacific contributes to the Asia and Pacific Review of Beijing+20. Between the 14 – 20 November, South West Pacific Federation Programme Director Dianne Lockwood attended the UNESCAP regional review on Beijing+20 and the preceding civil society forum in Bangkok. Over 400 delegates from a diverse range of organisations attended the meetings. Read the full story
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.