Sharon Fisher announced SI President Elect

Soroptimist International President Mariet Verhoef-Cohen: “It gives me great pleasure to announce Sharon Fisher, as the new SI President Elect. Sharon will bring a wealth of experience to Soroptimist International and I am looking forward to working together with her.  Commencing her duties on our new SI Board from 1

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

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: Celebrating many years of Soroptimist service

"The Soroptimist movement is heading for its centennial in 2021. Many of our volunteers have been members for a long time, and continue to give service to transform the lives and status of women and girls through education, empowerment and enabling opportunities. It is a privilege to acknowledge our wise

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
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