Soroptimist White Papers
An organization dedicated to assisting women and girls, Soroptimist aims to create true social and economic equality for women and girls. As a public service, Soroptimist provides white papers on various topics relevant to women that can help those who wish to become more educated about issues facing today’s women, or learn what can be done to provide direct assistance to women in need. For more information, contact Lori Blair, Soroptimist’s senior director of program services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
White Paper: Women and Aging
Examine the issue of women and aging, including concerns around health care; economic security; retirement; violence; housing and caregiving.
White Paper: Putting Girls First
Examine three basic areas in which girls face systemic gender inequalities: education, health and violence.
White Paper: Unhappily Ever After: The plight of child and mail-order brides
Examine the issues of child marriage and mail-order brides, practices that rely on the historical, social and cultural beliefs that view marriage as an economic transaction.
White Paper: Women and HIV/AIDS
Read about the many factors that make women vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, as well as the devastating consequences of the disease.
White Paper: Teen Dating Violence
Examine the issue of teen dating violence and learn about the obstacles teenagers face when deciding to end an abusive relationship.
White Paper: The Gender Wage Gap
Read about why women are earning less than men, long term affects of this issue and global solutions that could close the gender pay gap.
White Paper: Balancing Work and Family Life
Examine the many issues women around the world face as they juggle work and family life, and learn about what decision-makers are doing to help parents find balance.
White Paper: Women at Work
Learn about women in the working world,the issues they face, and what needs to be done to them.
White Paper: Women and Education
Read about how schooling impacts a woman's financial status, health and social well-being, and what can be done to end gender disparity in education.
White Paper: The New Face of Slavery
Learn about the trafficking of women and girls worldwide, and find out what can be done to end this widespread problem.
White Paper: Women and Cardiovascular Disease
Learn about the number one killer of women and how they can protect themselves from this deadly disease.
White Paper: Women and Poverty
Explore poverty as a gender issue and find out what can be done to end the growing problem that affects women the world over.
White Paper: Reaching Out to Women
When Disaster Strikes
Learn about the special challenges facing women during natural disasters and acts of war, and what can be done to assist this vulnerable population.
White Paper: Domestic Violence
as a Workplace Concern
Examine the ways that domestic violence can affect the workplace, and what businesses can do to keep their employees safe.
White Paper: Breast Cancer and Low-Income Women
Learn how women throughout the world are affected by breast cancer by varying degrees.
White Paper: Prostitution is Not a Choice
Read about how the world’s oldest “oppression” continues to be one of the most overlooked human rights abuses of women.