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

The Red Beanies Thunder Dragon Project

Pamela Fruin, SI Fremantle, Western Australia, writes a blog on The Red Beanies Thunder Dragon Project for Nuns and Disadvantaged Women and Girls in Bhutan. "Why Bhutan and why beanies? A Nun chanting with prayer wheel and mala, Shedra Tang Bebzur Bumthang Nunnery Bhutan, high in the Himalayas had been

SI Training Webinar – CSW61

Anusha Santhirasthipam, SISWP President Elect / SI Director and Member of the SI Leadership Development Committee and SI Advocacy Committee, is to host two live Webinar Training sessions, intended for Soroptimist International delegates of CSW61, and all Soroptimists interested in advocacy, government engagement, networking and policy lobby work at the

SI President-Elect speaks at ‘Safeguarding the Environment and Sustainable use of Water Resources’.

ACUNS Vienna-UN Annual Conference 'Implementing the 2030 Agenda: A New Vision for Development – The Contributions of UN Vienna-based Organizations', took place 17-19 January 2017. Hosted by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the conference brought together major-stakeholders, including the diplomatic community, academics and civil society organisations

Rome FAO – Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition

Report on the International Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition, Rome, FAO, 1-2 December 2016. by SI UN Representative, Liliana Mosca Responding to the mounting impacts of malnutrition on public health and economic development, estimated to cost $3.5 trillion per year, a shift to healthier

SI UN Rep Paris Elected to NGO Liaison Committee

On 12-14 December, the International Conference of NGOs took place at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, under the theme, 'The challenge of the digital revolution for NGOs’. This conference was attended by Soroptimist International UN representatives to Paris, Marie-Christine Gries and Rina Dupriet; together with Soroptimist International Director of Advocacy,

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