Soroptimist International of The Hills are hosting a IWD Breakfast. 
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When: Friday 11th March 2022 at 6.45am

Where: Rydges Norwest Sydney

Cost: $45.00 Per person

There will be Guest Speaker – Lucy Brogden AM

Primary areas of focus are issues facing Women & Girls and Mental Health & Wellbeing. 

Also Hills Shire Mayor – Dr Peter Gangemi  and Students From Oakhill College

You can purchase tickets for the breakfast HERE.


IWD 2022 Campaign Theme #BreakTheBias.

We are calling on all members to Strike the #BreakTheBias Pose with your arms crossed to show your commitment to calling out bias, smashing stereotypes, breaking inequality, and rejecting discrimination.


On March 8th 2022, women come together to celebrate International Women's Day. This years Campaign Theme is #BreakTheBias. Find out more HERE.


Congratulations to SI Murray Bridge. They were awarded the SCASA Premier’s award for Community Education for their Project, Magic Science Show.  Empowering girls through Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, thi is a popular project based around increasing participation and girls involvement in science within primary schools in rural areas. Photo: President Carol Bath with Premier of South Australia Steven Marshall presenting the Award.

Childrens Science Day Premiers Service Club awards

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Every day women and girls in the South East Asia Pacific are being Educated, Enabled and Empowed by projects instigated by women just like yourself, who call themselves Soroptimists.  These women from 13 Countries located in the South East Asia Pacific work on projects focused on education, empowerment and the creation of enabling opportunities to improve the lives and status of women and girls.

This action demonstrates the "Think Globally, Act Locally", does make a DIFFERENCE to the lives of women and girls 


think globally v3Soroptimists seek not only to help the victims of social inequalities and human rights abuses but also to address the social, environmental and economic factors that are root causes. They research, discuss and have carefully considered positions on major issues of global concern. Soroptimist International South East Asia Pacific has special consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ESCOC)  has recognised status as a Non-Government Organisation (NGO) with a broad range of expertise and a comprehensive agenda. This allows our collective efforts and opinions to be shared with a wider community and makes us an effective global voice for women.

Awareness Advocacy Action

Soroptimist members are encouraged to raise their own and others' Awareness of issues of global concern affecting women and girls. Soroptimist Advocate for policy commitments and social changes that will improve the status of women and promote sustainable communities.

Soroptimist Programme Action aims to ensure that women and girls will:

  • enjoy equity and equality
  • live in safe and healthy environments
  • have access to education
  • have leadership and practical skills

NGOs like Soroptimist International South East Asia Pacific have been influential in shaping the current global policy framework on women’s empowerment and gender equality, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, and are effective advocates for the fulfilment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They continue to play an important role in holding international and national leaders accountable for the commitments they made in the Platform for Action.

Soroptimist Position on Global Issues

Soroptimist International has developed a series of position statements on issues of global concern. These have been developed with broad consultation of the membership and represent the collective opinion of the membership on issues of major importance. Full copies of these statements are published in a document titled "Where We Stand". Copies of this can be downloaded from Soroptimist International Where We Stand

In developing position statements, Soroptimist International often supports the principles outlined in such international treaties and conventions as:

  • The Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs);
  • The Platform for Action for Women;
  • The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, including the Optional Protocol;
  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights;
  • The Convention of the Rights of the Child;
  • Agenda 21

Soroptimists are encouraged to become aware of the content of such documents and advocate for implementation of policies and legislation which support the principles contained in these documents.

Educate, Empower, Enable

Through Project work, Soroptimists work at their local and national level on projects which meet the 8 objectives of Education, Elimination of violence, Economic empowerment, Food security, Healthcare, Environmental sustainability/water and sanitation, Conflict resolution/peace promotion, Disaster relief, mitigation and resilience, the work achieved through these projects provides opportunities to Educate, Empower and Enable women and girls to plan for their future, allows for their economic growth and opens doors to their dreams. 

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Soroptimists Educate, Enable and Empower women by providing the opportunities for women to fulfil their dreams.   
Education prepares women and girls to plan for their future, and allows for their economic growth and opens doors to their dreams. Educate a women and you educate a whole family.

Every year Soroptimists from the South East Asia Pacific provide bursaries and scholarships for women to continue their education. Below you will find links to the many scholarships provided each year, click on the link for further information for each of the scholarships.

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The Commission on the Status of Women is one of only two United Nations entities that deal  exclusively with the well-being, experiences, expectations and rights of Women.

The other is the Convention for the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). CSW is also responsible for reviewing and monitoring progress of the Beijing Platform for Action.

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Soroptimist Projects

Soroptimist members from the South West Pacific volunteer to improve the lives of women and girls through projects identified at the local level (their clubs), these projects work to Educate, Empower and Enable the recipients (women and girls), they lead to social and economic empowerment.