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Count Down to Giving Tuesday

For some of us, Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday and Cyber Monday are the “unofficial” start of the holiday shopping season. For others, like Soroptimist International of Huntington Beach, it’s “Giving Tuesday.” As A proud member of Soroptimist International of the Americas, Soroptimist International and Liveyourdream.org, I invite you to learn more about the impact …

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Soroptimist International of Huntington Beach Supports Days for Girls

Soroptimist International of Huntington Beach joined Soroptimist International of Capistrano Bay in supporting Days for Girls. Days for Girls representative, Renee, educated our club about the program and her experiences in Kenya assisted by Diana Orlando, who started the movement in her club, SI Capo Bay. As a group, we assembled kits that evening and …

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Women in History This Month – November

November 1, 1848 – First medical school for women, the New England Female Medical School, opens, in 1874 it merges with Boston University to become one of the world’s first co-ed medical schools November 2, 1936 (1999) – Rose Elizabeth Bird, attorney, first woman in California to hold a cabinet position (Secretary of Agriculture), allowed workers …

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October 11: International Day of the Girl Child

“In 1995 at the World Conference on Women in Beijing countries unanimously adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action – the most progressive blueprint ever for advancing the rights of not only women but girls. The Beijing Declaration is the first to specifically call out girls’ rights. On December 19, 2011, United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution …

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October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

“October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which first began in 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence as a Day of Unity to connect battered women’s advocates across the country. Domestic violence affects millions of women,  every race, religion, culture and status. It’s not just punches and black eyes — it’s yelling, humiliation, …

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Soroptimist International of Huntington Beach is a Finalist for the Best Nonprofit Award

Best of HB – Vote for Soroptimist International of Huntington Beach Empowering women & girls since 1963 We’re so excited to announce that we’ve been nominated as part of this year’s Best of Huntington Beach Awards Ceremony! Among so many great individuals and businesses, we are honored to be part of such an amazing community. Now, …

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Women’s Equality Day Celebrated in August

Women’s Equality Day is celebrated in the United States on August 26 to commemorate the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution. The 19th Amendment prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. Women’s Equality Day was …

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