NIEUWS: Voorzitter SIE 2017-2019 Renata Trottman-Probst

Renata Trottman-Probst takes the helm of SIE

Renata Trottmann Probst is first Swiss in 30 years to take the helm of Soroptimist International of Europe Geneva, 1 October 2017 –Renata Trottmann Probst has succeeded Maria Elisabetta de Franciscis as President of the Soroptimist International of Europe. She will lead the European Federation for two years under the motto, “We Stand Up for Women.” “In the face of growing pressure on our lifestyle and challenges to our values, I have chosen to focus on protecting and advancing women’s rights in my biennium,” says Swiss Soroptimist Renata. “Trafficking, FGM, domestic violence, stalking, child and forced marriage are all very real threats which need to be addressed.” She hopes to inspire Unions and Clubs to defend women against all violations, not only violations in the physical sense, but also the violations of basic human rights for women, such as the right to education, the right to equal pay and the right to equal access to justice.  reed more

In her VIDEO  (28.09.2017) address to the membership posted on the SIE website today, SIE President Renata says,


“I am passionate about women’s rights and hope to motivate Soroptimists in our Federation to be a powerful force for these causes.”



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