FAQs: Frequently asked questions about SI

What aims does Soroptimist International have?

Soroptimist International is a worldwide organization for women in management and the professions, a global voice for women through awareness, advocacy and action.

Soroptimist strives for

  • The advancement of the status of women
  • High ethical standards
  • Human rights for all
  • Equality, development and peace

Soroptimists are engaged in decision-making at all levels of society and networking in local, national and international communities. We do so by the three As:


Which areas does the work of SI comprise?

  • Economic and social development
  • Education and culture
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Human rights and the status of women
  • International understanding

How is overall structure of Soroptimist International (SI)?

Soroptimist International (SI) is the umbrella organisation with four Federations:

  • The Americas
  • Great Britain and Ireland
  • Europe
  • South West Pacific

How is Soroptimist International organized in Europe and Germany?

Soroptimist International of Europe (SI/E) has 1220 Clubs in 67 countries and territories including 28 Unions.

The German Union, which consists of five districts, has currently 181 Clubs and 5.200 members.

The Club Ludwigshafen is the 19th Club of the German Union and belongs to the district IV.

What relation does Soroptimist International have with the Council of Europe?

Soroptimist International is one of over 400 NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) with a consultative status at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.