• UN Women initiative to boost women's roles in conflict resolution

    30/03/11

    Source: UN Women Earlier this month, UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet announced a new initiative to boost women’s roles in conflict resolution. In an address, she described how UN Women will create an international roster of gender experts who can be rapidly deployed to work on issues such as constitutional law, electoral and party law, and legal aid, all…

  • SI joins NGOs in assessing UN Draft Declaration: Human Rights Education and Training

    25/03/11

     38 NGOs, including Soroptimist International, have joined an NGO statement assessing the draft UN declaration on Human Rights Education and Training. This is being presented at the 16th session of the Human Rights Council, which meets this week. The statement reflects discussions facilitated by the NGO working group on Human Rights Education and Learning and others, and reflects the views of…

  • Yvonne Simpson, President SWP, attends Commonwealth Observance

    24/03/11

     Soroptimist International were honoured to be invited to take part in a Commonwealth Observance Day in the Wellington Cathedral, New Zealand, on March 14, 2011. Yvonne Simpson, President of SI South West Pacific took part. Yvonne reports: "The theme of the day was “Women, Agents of Change” and my address reflected the Soroptimist focus of empowering girls in education. Access to…

  • 2011-2013 SI International Programme Appointments Announced

    22/03/11

    Congratulations to Hilary Ratcliffe and Anusha Santhirasthipam on their international programme appointments!  SI received a number of strong applications for the advertised posts of International Programme Director and International Assistant Programme Director.  We can now announce that Hilary Ratcliffe has been appointed as International Programme Director and Anusha Santhirasthipam as International Assistant Programme Director. Both Hilary and Anusha have substantial…

  • Young People's Forum meets at UNESCO to discuss women, Africa and human development

    21/03/11

    Last month, NGOs accredited to UNESCO, in partnership with the Division of Human Rights of UNESCO, organised a Young Persons Forum on the theme "Women, Africa and Human Development ". The event took place over an afternoon and focused on  raising awareness amongst young people aged 15-25 years of human rights, education and culture. Over 300 people attended to share their experiences and discuss issues…

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