Here is how Soroptimist bring a global impact to improve the lives of women and girls:
How many members are in Soroptimist?
Soroptimist International has about 80,000 members. Soroptimist International of the Americas has about 35,000 members.
How many countries make up Soroptimist?
Soroptimist International members reside in about 120 countries and territories throughout the world. Soroptimist International of the Americas’ clubs are located in 19 countries and territories: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guam, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, United States and Venezuela.
What is Soroptimist’s relationship with the United Nations?
Soroptimist International has consultative status with the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), which oversees U.N. activities and policies promoting human rights. Representatives from Soroptimist International can request agenda items, submit written statements for circulation to all members of the council, make oral statements at meetings, and contribute to other U.N. gatherings and seminars. Soroptimist representatives are volunteers and work in one of the four U.N. centers in New York City, Paris, Vienna or Geneva. It is in this forum that Soroptimist representatives can advocate for the Soroptimist mission of improving the lives of women and girls.