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Education is the key to gender equality, which has yet to be achieved anywhere in the world.

  • 1 in 3 women has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime. (Amnesty International USA)
  • 1 in 4 high school-age girls in the United States does not graduate. (National Women’s Law Center)
  • Of single mothers under 30, only 7% have finished college in the U.S. (The Shriver Report)
  • Women earn $.52 to every $1 earned by men (global average). (World Economic Forum)

We work to empower women every day.

At Soroptimist, we are all about empowering women and girls. But what does that really mean?