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Soroptimist International is a global volunteer movement working together to transform
the lives of women and girls. We are committed to a world where women and girls together
achieve their individual and collective potential, realize aspirations and have an equal voice
in creating strong, peaceful communities worldwide. Our mission is to inspire action and create opportunities to transform the lives of women and girls through a global network of members
and international partnerships.
 
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Congratulations to Our 2015 Award Winners
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 2015 Award Winners 
(left to right) Maidawn Yang, Ta Blay Paw, Ferah Dolle, Chantell Armijo-Cruz, Tessa Enns (not pictured) and Amber Klindworth

Soroptimist 3rd Annual Benefit Breakfast March 28th
With community support, we raised almost $3,400 to provide educational awards and heard from inspiring women living their dreams!
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See our "shout out" from FOX9 News on the link below!http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/clip/11309435/soroptimist-international-event

Soroptimist of the Americas Federation initiatives we support with local awards…

• Live Your Dream Award (female head of household)

Resilience Award (high school senior girl who has overcome great obstacles to completing her education) 

Violet Richardson Award (14-17 year old girl volunteer in the community)

Disaster Relief Fund that provides financial assistance to areas affected by natural disasters

Funds and support awareness regarding human trafficking and domestic violence

 
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To learn more about Soroptimist International www.soroptimist.org


 

Members Lois Herman and Karen Johnson meet at United Nations Commission for the Status of Women meetings
Karen and Lois Meet at UN Meetings   

Soroptimists work with Habitat for Humanity to build a house in White Bear Lake
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What we do locally…

Sarah's…an Oasis for Women Dinners, birthday presents, new resident supplies, one-on-one mentoring

 Jeremiah Program Adopt-a-family holiday gifts during the holidays, dinners

 B. Robert Lewis House Dinners, donations and grants, facility improvements (teen room, painting, refurbishing bedrooms, kitchen equipment, etc.)    

 Partner with Organizations Work to eliminate human trafficking and raise awareness (child slavery conference [2010] and art exhibit by human trafficking victims [2011] Dreams Die Hard event [2009]).
By the numbers...

Nearly half of Minnesota women experience some kind of sexual abuse. (CDC 2011)

About 22% of Minnesota women have been raped in their lifetime.

More than 48% of Minnesota women have experienced sexual violence other than rape.

Source: www.minnesota.publicradio.org