Soroptimist aims to create true social and economic equality for women and girls. As a public service, Soroptimist provides white papers on various topics relevant to women who wish to become more educated about issues facing today’s women, or learn what can be done to provide direct assistance to women in need.



Women and Economic Empowerment

Learn about the barriers and solutions along the path of women’s economic empowerment in developing and developed countries.




The New Face of Slavery

Learn about the trafficking of women and girls worldwide, and find out what can be done to end this widespread problem.




Women and Poverty

Explore poverty as a gender issue and find out what can be done to end this widespread problem.




Putting Girls First

Examine three basic areas in which girls face systemic gender inequalities: education, health and violence.




Teen Dating Violence

Examine the issue of teen dating violence and learn about the obstacles teenagers face when deciding to end an abusive relationship.




Women and Education

Read about how schooling impacts a woman’s financial status, health and social well-being, and what can be done to end gender disparity in education.




Prostitution is Not a Choice

Read about how the world’s oldest ‘oppression’ continues to be one of the most overlooked human rights abuses of women.




Domestic Violence in the Workplace

Examine the ways that domestic violence can affect the workplace, and what businesses can do to keep their employees safe.