President’s Message: Climate Change Conference COP23 in Bonn 6-17 November 2017

Dear Soroptimists, Last Sunday I celebrated my first 100 days as your SI President and as you know - I am a water woman. Water and climate change are of course very strongly related. Water scarcity (droughts) and water abundance (floods), which bring about so much suffering both directly and

CSW62 Written Statement

The sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 12 to 23 March 2018. The theme is Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls. For the empowerment of rural women

World Food Day 16 October

A blog by SI UN Representative, Rome, Liliana Mosca "The official celebration of World Food Day on 16 October 2017 has the theme: Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development. The world is on the move. More people have been forced to flee their homes

SI Board Restructure

At the recent SI Final Board Meeting of the 2015- 2017 biennium, the directors unanimously agreed to restructure the SI board. Today, they have released the following statement to ensure all members are informed and have the opportunity to show their support for this positive step forward for our global

SI President’s Post: Promoting Awareness of Human Trafficking

Innovative education for effective crime prevention: the Alliance promoting awareness of human trafficking among flight crew. "Human trafficking is a heinous crime and one which affects women in greater numbers than men. Soroptimists worldwide raise awareness, and advocate for change to address this confronting issue. An event I attended aimed

CSW61 NGO Forum Consultation Day Breakout Group Report

As part of the CSW61 NGO Consultation Day organised by the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, NY (NGO CSW/NY) on 12 March 2017, attendees broke out for discussions into five groups: Ending All Forms of Forced Labour (Modern-day Slavery, Early Marriage, Trafficking),  Envisioning a Feminist Internet, Creating Equalities of

SI President-Elect Mariet Verhoef-Cohen appointed Vice-Chair Water Scarcity Committee

During the Global Framework for Action to Cope with Water Scarcity in Agriculture Partners’ and stakeholders’ Meeting, held at FAO Headquarters in Rome on 19 and 20 April 2017, Soroptimist International President-Elect and Women for Water Partnership President, Mariet Verhoef-Cohen was appointed Vice-Chair of the interim Steering Committee (SC), which

Where We Stand Statements

Here you will find Soroptimist International's stance on various issues that affect the lives of women and girls. Gender-Based Violence Soroptimist International is committed to end all forms of violence which affect women and girls disproportionately. Gender-based violence occurs in the family, in the general community, and through actions perpetrated


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