UN Financing for Development Forum 2017

by Marie D’Amato-Rizzi, SI UN Representative, New York. "The second ECOSOC forum on Financing for Development (FfD) follow-up, met at the UN in New York for 4 days at the end of May this year. The annual forum was established in 2015 by the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and results

Elder Abuse – Does it Exist?

A blog by Frances Zainoeddin, SI UN Representative, New York "My name is Frances and I have been a Representative of SI to the United Nations in New York for a year, following mainly issues related to sustainable development and older persons.  I am also involved in efforts to elaborate

Towards an Effective Remedy for Safe Migration

A blog by Barbara Rochman, SI UN Representative, New York. "Migration is nothing new on our planet.  Earliest human migrations across continents began two million years ago. Homo sapiens left from Africa about 100,000 years ago.  About 60,000 years ago they migrated across Asia and continued to arrive on new

Diamond Celebrations for SI St Albans and District

Women Serving the St Albans Community Since 1957  a blog by Jane Slatter, SI St Albans and District "The highlight of our weekend celebrating the 60th anniversary of SI St Albans and District, was the glittering diamond gala dinner on Saturday night at Aldwickbury Park Golf Club, Harpenden. Guests of

Soroptimists Taking Action – Women in Prison

By Dr Kay Richmond, Chair of the Soroptimist International UK Programme Action Committee. According to the ICPR World Female Imprisonment List, which compiled the latest data available in July 2015, more than 700,000 women and girls are held in penal institutions throughout the world. The ICPR data shows that the

Soroptimist Nordic Leadership Academy 2017

by Johanna  Richardsson Lead Image: Nordic Soroptimists discussing the SNLA concept with SI President Yvonne Simpson, Sofia, Bulgaria. "We have something really good going on in the Nordic countries and we would like to share it with you. As you all know Soroptimists have a mission to Educate to Lead


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