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Our Governor
Myra Paz Valderrosa – Abubakar of Zamboanga City, is serving a two-year term as Philippines Region Governor of Soroptimist. As Region Governor, Abubakar will serve as the top Administrative Officer for Soroptimist clubs in her geographical territory, which covers Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

Read more about her here.

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link1Why Women and Girls?
Throughout history women and girls face additional obstacles and discrimination solely because of their gender. As an organization of business and professional women we feel uniquely qualified to help women and girls live their dreams. Here are some quick facts:

  • One in three women have been beaten, coerced Into sex or otherwise abused in their lifetime.
  • Women represent 40 percent of the world’s labor force but hold just 1 percent of the world’s wealth.
  • Of the more than 110 million children not in school, approximately 60 percent are girls.

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