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Launch of SISWP President's Special Appeal: “Soroptimist Makmur Indonesia” Tsunami & Earthquakes Appeal.

17 October 2018

Indonesia has suffered a multitude of earthquakes in recent weeks, Lombok, Bali and now Sulawesi. SISWP Federation President Anusha Santhirasthipam is launching a President’s Special Appeal called “SOROPTIMIST MAKMUR INDONESIA” Tsunami & Earthquakes Appeal today 17th October 2018.

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SI Indonesia assisting victims of Sulewase Earthquake and Tsunami

09 October 2018

SI Jakarta, SI Kemang and Region of SI Indonesia have sprung into quick action to provide emergency relief and assistance to victims of the recent Suewase earthquake and Tsunami which occurred in Indonesia on 28th September 2018.

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Dare to Dream-It's Your Time. Succeed in the Digital Economy and Prosper Your Social Enterprise.

27 September 2018

Are you called a Dreamer, Disruptor or Daredevil? Were you identified as "Thinking out of the Box" or "Chatterbox" at home or in school? If you answered YES to any of these labels then you would be the ideal participant for my presentation in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday 23 September on "How Women and Youth Can Succeed in the Digital Economy and Prosper Social Enterprises".

Article by SISWP President Anusha Santhirasthipam

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Recent News Coverage of Federation Project Sanctuary: Shelter for Women Fiji

26 September 2018

Radio New Zealand journalist Sally Round recently interviewed Soroptimist International of the South West Pacific President Anusha Santhirasthipam on the Federation Project Sanctuary: Shelter for Women in Fiji.

Discussing the support these shelters will provide to women and children who are victims of violence and natural disaster in Fiji.

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SI Singapore Member Theresa Devasahayam Appointed as SI UN Representative

25 September 2018

We are pleased to announce the appointment of SI Singapore member Theresa Devasahayam to the position of SI UN Representative. Theresa is no stranger to many of us, having been a speaker at the SI Istanbul Conference in 2015 and at the COC in Sydney in 2016. Theresa will be representing SI at the UN meetings held in Bangkok where we hope to extend our presence. 

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Sanctuary: Shelter for Women

23 June 2016


The Hon. Josaia Vorege Bainmarama, Prime Minister of Fiji together with Fiji Government Officials, Anusha Santhirasthipam, President of the Federation of Soroptimist International of the South West Pacific (SISWP) together with officials from SISWP and SI Fiji representatives will carry out an auspicious Groundbreaking Ceremony for a pioneering Social Public-Private Partnership (SPPP) and Joint-Venture to build the first Soroptimist “SANCTUARY: Shelter for Women” at Lot 2 next to Golden Age Home, Lautoka, Fiji on Friday, 24th August 2018 at 9.30am.

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About Soroptimist International


Soroptimist International is a global movement of women, with members belonging to more than 3,000 clubs in 126 countries/territories, spread over 4 federations.

Members of Clubs represent a wide range of occupations, talents and interests. The theme "Soroptimists - Educate to Lead" with a focus to Education, Enable and Empower provides opportunities for members to improve the lives of women and girls world wide.

Through international partnerships and a global network of members, Soroptimists inspire action and create opportunities to transform the lives of women and girls by: advocating for equity and equality; creating safe and healthy environments; increasing access to education; and developing leadership and practical skills for a sustainable future.


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