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Soroptimist International is a worldwide service organisation for women. We work to enhance human rights and the status of women and girls.

Vision

Soroptimist International is committed to a world where women and girls together achieve their individual and collective potential, realise aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communities worldwide.

Mission

Soroptimists inspire action and create opportunities to transform the lives of women and girls through a global network of members and international partnerships.

 


 
       
 
 

Every Soroptimist belongs to a club. Soroptimist clubs are spread across the globe with over 100 of such clubs in Africa. With passion for service and international friendship we work to transform the lives of women and girls in rural and urban communities through Education, Empowerment and Enabling opportunities.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE FUTURE AFRICAN FEDERATION

The idea of an African Federation of Soroptimist was born in 1987 in Athens, Greece at a Congress with Gisela Freudenberg, Soroptimist International officer in charge of Extension in Africa (1987) and Nina Koumanakou who was then President of Soroptimist International of Europe (SIE).  Present at the Congress were Soroptimists from some African countries.

Reflections towards the idea of an African Federation continued in 1989 at another SI Congress in Lugano, Switzerland with Nigeria’s Adetoun Bally. In 1993, a preparatory meeting was held in Dakar, Senegal in the presence of SIGBI and SIE Presidents. Since then, regional meetings and general conferences where held every year, rotationally hosted by different African cities. At the Nairobi General Assembly in 2006, Boards were set up for sub regions.

The 2012 General Assembly of Future African Federation was held  in Nairobi, Kenya (22-24 March, 2012). During the conference, a Task Force Committee was inaugurated and mandated to carry on the efforts towards the formation of the African Federation.

Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire is hosting the 2013 Western Region Conference in February. Representatives of other regions are also expected at the conference.

Presently, there are 102 Soroptimist clubs within Africa. Since the 2006 Assembly, more new clubs have been chartered, and there are indications that more are in the early stages.

 
 
   
   
         

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ABOUT THIS WEBSITE
This website provides information on the proposed African federation of Soroptimist International. Soroptimist clubs are spread across the globe with over 100 of such clubs in Africa which are teaming up towards the formation of the fifth Soroptimist federation.
Through this platform, the Taskforce Committee of the Future African Federation of Soroptimist International shares vital information regarding the proposed federation as considered useful to members and the general public.

 
 
 
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