Soroptimist International of Eureka
Why Women & Girls


So why does Soroptimist focus on Women and Girls?


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

  • When Women Learn, families live healthier lives,
  • When Girls Go to School, they are more likely to get paying jobs and their financial contributions to their families—and their nations—increase,
  • When Girls Have Educated Moms they are more likely to be enrolled in school and to reach higher levels of education.
  • When Women are Educated, their countries are more likely to have greater economic growth.

  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)