Soroptimist International of Europe (SIE), a member of the European Women’s Lobby, published a report titled "Women in War Zones" to reflect on its members activities and accomplishments in aiding women and children affected by the war in Ukraine.
This report is testament to relationships and connections formed by SIE members over years of dedicated service locally and internationally. To date, SIE has delivered € 650,000 in support of over 20 projects, aiding thousands of women and children affected by the war in Ukraine. This number continues to rise as the war continues to be fought and its consequences felt in Ukraine and abroad.
"The war in Ukraine is not over, and the effects of the war on the life of women and girls are far from over. On the contrary, the effects are increasing, so Soroptimists will not stop either. This report reflects what has been accomplished by the members of our Federation, but it is only a snapshot of the tremendous projects and efforts made through the unions and clubs. The effects of war on women’s lives are continuing, the visible consequences of a woman’s life in a once rich vast agricultural area are now devastated by tanks and landmines, and her life as temporary refugee status remains with unbearable threats. As an organisation we must continue our mission to stand up for and with them." - Carolien Demey, President of Soroptimist International ofEurope.
The report is available for download in three formats:
Soroptimist International was founded in California by 80 professional women just over a hundred years ago, in 1921. Since then, the organisation has grown to become an international network of over 72,000 women, across five Federations, including Soroptimist International of Europe.