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What we do

We work to help improve the lives of women and girls worldwide, using our networks to deliver projects relevant in our own localities or further afield.  Many of the problems facing women and girls are the same everywhere, for example gender inequality, but there are particular problems in each continent, country, region and locality.

Our special status at the United Nations  helps us to engage with UN entities as well as Soroptimists worldwide.

Our current focus is helping to implement projects which work toward achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs – We do this through our own projects and through working in partnership with others at home and abroad. Click on the images behind this link to see projects that are being undertaken in the UK and across the world.


Once a quarter Yorkshire members meet somewhere in our region. While we are together one or two clubs tell us about their recent projects. Click on the links below to find out more.

Watch a presentation about a whole range of SI Sheffield projects here.

and SI Selby’s partnership with a local charity here


SIYAMS – Soroptimist International of Yorkshire Against Modern Slavery have created and distributed a number of bookmarks to help young people understand healthy relationships and the warning signs of exploitation.           Read about their online safety bookmarks here. They have also published a leaflet to help grandparents recognise  signs that their grandchildren may be being lured into country line. Read more here.







Soroptimist Project Special Domestic Abuse Courts: How Special Are They?                                                                                     Soroptimists across England contributed to this recently launched report which highlights ways in which women in children remain vulnerable despite court proceedings and makes recommendations for improvement. A family law barrister said of the report: ‘Before seeing this, I didn’t know what Soroptimists were, and have now explored the website and online materials. I am really impressed with the report, and the spotlight you have shone on the issue of support for survivors of domestic abuse…..well done to your organisation, and I hope that the report is considered by decision-makers and judges at the highest levels’. Read more here.