Welcome!

Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Soroptimist membership connects women to each other, to their local communities and to the world community. We focus on issues such as domestic violence, poverty, sexual harassment, inequities in the workplace, and other challenges unique to today’s women.

We’ve launched the first Santa Cruz County Women’s Business Directory and want YOU to be a part of it. If you own or run a business in SC County, go to our directory page to submit a listing and be included…it’s FREE!

Support our non-profit organization by making a tax-deductible contribution!




Soroptimist International of Capitola By-the-Sea is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Tax ID 94-9771973.

The Latest News:

2 days ago

We had so much fun last week having appetizers and drinks in Laura's beautiful house! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS DAY
National Human Trafficking Awareness Day is observed annually on January 11.

Beginning in 2010, by Presidential Proclamation, each January has been designated National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Following the start of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, with the help of non-government organizations, National Human Trafficking Day began and is observed annually on January 11.

www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/12/31/presidential-proclamation-national-slavery-and-hum...

Following is an excerpt from the above link:

“As we work to dismantle trafficking networks and help survivors rebuild their lives, we must also address the underlying forces that push so many into bondage. We must develop economies that create legitimate jobs, build a global sense of justice that says no child should ever be exploited, and empower our daughters and sons with the same chances to pursue their dreams. This month, I call on every nation, every community, and every individual to fight human trafficking wherever it exists. Let us declare as one that slavery has no place in our world, and let us finally restore to all people the most basic rights of freedom, dignity, and justice.”

HOW TO OBSERVE

One way to get involved is through the 31:8 Project. The organization works to equip and challenge society to proactively address issues regarding human trafficking. Human Trafficking takes away the voice of its victims and Project 31:8 aims to speak for them – Proverbs 31:8 – speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.

Their work is on track to reach over 25,000 people in 2019 through presentations, trainings, webinars, and community projects.

Visit their website at www.318project.org to learn more.

Use #HumanTraffickingAwarenessDay to post on social media.

Also, check out National Inner Beauty Day to discover more ways to be a part of the solution to ending human trafficking.

HISTORY
The United States Senate designated January 11 as National Human Trafficking Awareness Day in 2007.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

Wow, can you believe it’s 2019 already?!? Happy New Year! Looking forward to another year of great accomplishments and making dreams come true for women and girls around the world! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook