Soroptimist International South Australia









Federation project 2016-2018

These are emergency shelters for women and children who are victims of violence and natural disasters.  This project reflects the voice of Soroptimist International of the South West Pacific and its goals and objectives.  Fiji is ranked 4th in the world in terms of violence and is also prone to natural disasters; cyclones in particular.  Fiji's rates of violence against women and girls are among the highest in the world. There is a severe lack of shelters in Fiji and victims are often brought back to their homes, where perpetrators can re-offend.

International Presidents Appeal 2017-2019

Every SI President proposes a ‘President’s Appeal’: a project to which Soroptimists worldwide are called to raise funds during the President’s two-year tenure. For the period 2017 – 2019 the President’s appeal is the project Women, Water & Leadership. At least five projects will be supported in five continents with a view to enabling women to become active leaders in water management. More specifically, these projects will connect to Sustainable Development Goals  4 – Quality Education, 5 – Gender Equality and 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation, for all purposes

Soroptimist International OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

support the campaign to Stop Violence against women

The rosie batty road show hosted by soroptimist international australia

The Rosie Batty Roadshow was presented by Soroptimist International Australia in Nov 2016.

The Key Note speaker Rosie Batty advocated for a practical approach to family law reform, while also supporting women who experience domestic and family violence. Rosies strength in using her own experiences as a platform to change the way we all understand and deal with domestic violence is truly inspiring.

Our speakers Meredith Dixon, a Family Law Barrister who has recently written a review on the legal implications of the Women's Legal Service 5 Step Plan for the Law Review and Liana Buchanan, the Principal Commissioner for Children and Young People helped us understand the changes being proposed as well as the challenges and opportunities for the future.

Read the news article in Adelaide's The Advertiser about Rosie Batty at the Adelaide breakfast.

Read the news article written in the Women's Agenda "Why Australia needs a Rosie Batty Roadshow".

The Adelaide white ribbon breakfast

Soroptimist International South Australia are strong supporters of The White Ribbon Campaign. The WRC works to prevent men's violence against women.  It seeks to promote wide-scale awareness about the positive role men can play in its effective prevention, to foster leadership, particularly by men and boys, and to bring about social change. Guest Speaker at the 2016 breakfast in Adelaide was The Honourable Marcia Neave AO, Chair of the recent Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence.

“If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence, call 1800RESPECT on       1800 737 732 or visit In an emergency, call 000. For more information about a service in your state or local area download the DAISY App in the App Store or Google Play.”

Australia's White Ribbon Campaign to stop violence against women is strongly supported by SISA. read more about The White Ribbon Campaign and Adelaide's White Ribbon Breakfast Committee's activities and news.

White Ribbon March Adelaide 2017    
Invitation to Soroptimist International members to participate at the March
1 in 3 Australian women will experience family or gendered violence and around 2 Australian women a week has been murdered by their partner/ex-partner this year. 
1 in 4 Australian children are exposed to violence in their homes.
Violence against women and children is a scourge in our society that is often endured in silence but deeply affects both the immediate victims and the health of our schools, communities and workplaces. It's time for change. White Ribbon points out that good men and women have a significant role on the issue of violence against women, we need to take a stand.
At 10am on Saturday 25 November, Adelaide's White Ribbon March will begin at Victoria Square (Tarndanyangga) to call for an end to violence against women and children. You can find out more about the White Ribbon campaign here if you're not already familiar with its fantastic work.

Soroptimist International of South Australia advocate for ZERO TOLERANCE TO GENDER VIOLENCE. Soroptimist International "White Ribbon" Campaign to SAY NO TO VIOLENCE runs from 25 November to 10 December each year.

SI Adelaide forum 

Monday November 13th 2017 at 7pm
Speaker: Liana Buchanan
Victorian Principal Commissioner for 
Children and Young People
Neither Seen Nor Heard: 
Are children the invisible victims of family violence?
Rob Roy Hotel Halifax Street 
Please register at:
Any enquiries:
Short menu available from 6pm ..
Chicken or beef snitzel with chips & salad,slaw &choice of gravy $22
Chicken Caesar Salad…$20 (can be GF)
Battered/grilled garfish with chips and slaw $24
Scotch fillet(cooked medium), seasonal greens, creamy mash and garlic butter (can be GF) $38
Margherita pizza (can be GF)  $17
Send your name and food order to: by 8/11/17