Soroptimist International is a global women’s organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Our years of experience working with women and girls has taught us that education is the key to unlocking economic empowerment. When women and girls are educated they have opportunity, choices and power to make healthy decisions for themselves and their families.
Locally, in addition to supporting Soroptimist-wide programs the North San Diego and Poway Soroptimist clubs work together on a Transitional Housing Program for domestic violence survivors. This 18-month program moves families from dependency and abuse to a safe, self-sustaining life by providing housing, mentorship and financial help. Since 1997 North San Diego and Poway clubs have helped 61 moms and 140 children. The proceeds generated by Hats and Heels makes this and our other programs possible.
The number of women murdered DAILY by a current or former male partner in the USA
The number of people per minute physically abused by their partner – 1 in 4 are men
The percentage of women worldwide who will experience physical and/or sexual abuse by an intimate partner during their lifetimes
The percentage of lesbian women who will experience domestic violence in their lifetimes
The number of calls placed to domestic violence hotlines every day
The number of children exposed to domestic violence every year
Hundreds are dressed in their finest hats, coming together to raise funds and support survivors of domestic violence.
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