Soroptimist Service Programs We Financial Support
Soroptimist STOP Trafficking
Soroptimist STOP Trafficking
Slavery's New Face: Sex Trafficking of Women and Girls Slavery is a harsh reality for millions of people the world
over who find themselves trapped in an exploitative and abusive system, bought and sold like objects, and treated
with no dignity or human decency. Soroptimist is raising awareness about the complex and devastating crime of sex
trafficking, which largely affects women and girl children.
Soroptimist International has joined the 'Stop the Traffik’ Coalition, a global movement against the trafficking of people.
It has more than 1,000 organizations in 50 countries and a grass roots following of ordinary activists around the world.
Soroptimist International of the Chino Valley has actively participated in and sponsored the Human Trafficking
Awareness Walk since 2011, partnering with the Coalition Against Sexual Exploitation (CASE) committees in
Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
If you suspect an incident of trafficking in the United States, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center’s
24-hour toll-free hotline number at 888-373-7888. Callers can receive a number of services including crisis intervention,
urgent and non-urgent referrals, tip reporting and comprehensive anti-trafficking resources.
Soroptimist Disaster Grants for Women and Girls
Soroptimists Disaster Grants for Women and Girls targets the special needs of women and girls during natural and
man-made disasters.Women and girls are particularly vulnerable during disasters and lack access to resources.
They also have special abilities to respond to disasters, which is often overlooked. Soroptimist's disaster recovery
program mitigates the barriers facing women and girls during disasters. In addition, the program honors the
commitments made by the United Nations in the Beijing Platform for Action and the Outcome Statement of the
46th Session on the Commission on the Status of Women. Soroptimist gives funds to local clubs for use in
communities needing disaster recovery. Funds are pooled from voluntary contributions sent in from Soroptimist
members throughout the world.
The Soroptimist Disaster Grants for Women and Girls provide funds of up to $20,000 to assist women and/or girls
prepare for or recover from disasters or acts of war. A disaster is a calamity that has caused loss of life,
displacement of residents, or loss of property. These events include (but are not limited to) floods, hurricanes
tornadoes, forest fires, volcanic disturbances, and earthquakes. Acts of war include actions committed by a
government against its own people; actions committed by an outside force; and civil unrest resulting in property
damage, loss of life or the creation of displaced persons or refugees needing immediate or ongoing assistance with
safety, housing, nutrition and/or healthcare.
Soroptimist International of the Chino Valley has donated to help the victims of hurricanes and earthquakes in Haiti,
Japan, Taiwan, and Philippines.