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Soroptimist International

A club for and by women

Suzanne Noël is one of the great French female figures: she was the first female plastic surgeon. She created the first Soroptimist club in Europe in 1924, accompanied by women who returned home after replacing their husbands at work during the war. With the motto "Understand, Defend, Undertake", its aim is to help these women and their children and to promote the status of women.
After the Paris club, it was thanks to his efforts that those of The Hague, Amsterdam, Milan, Vienna and also clubs in Estonia, Hungary, China and Japan were created. In 1948, she gave her charter to the Istanbul club - the first soroptimist club in a Muslim country. She died in 1954 at the age of 76 and her tomb in Montmartre is, according to her wish, decorated with blue and yellow, the colors of the Soroptimists.
Founded in 1921 in the United States, Soroptimist International currently has nearly 90 members in 000 countries. The European federation has more than 125 members in 34000 countries.
Founded in 1931, the French Union has more than 3 members in 000 clubs in mainland France and overseas. Soroptimist International is an NGO recognized by the United Nations. She is also accredited to the European Council in Strasbourg and a member of the European Women's Lobby.
The Deauville-Trouville branch was created in 1978 and has 25 members. It brings together women involved in professional life or city life and organizes each year, among other things, the exhibition Talents de femme which brings together the artistic and artistic productions of creative women.

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