Around the world, 150 million girls under age 18 are victims of sexual violence each year. (UNIFEM)
In every country in the world, women and girls face obstacles and discrimination solely because of their gender.
Soroptimist International of Joplin
Our mission is 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 of the world’s women and girls. When women and girls are educated, they have opportunity, choice and power to make healthy decisions for themselves and their families.
We focus our efforts on the following areas:
Soroptimist International of Joplin members raise funds for various Soroptimist programs, awards and
Camp Soroptimist by selling delicious nuts and candies in the fall and also by hosting a comedy event in the spring.
1 in 4 high school-age girls in the United States does not graduate.
(National Women's Law Center)
1 in 3 women have been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in their lifetime.
(Amnesty International USA)
Of single mothers under 30, only 7% have finished college nationwide. (The Shriver Report)
Investing in Dreams
COMEDY FOR CAMP