• Crime Commission 2011 - Women and Criminal Justice


    The 20th Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice met in Vienna in mid April. The priority theme was child protection and the internet, but women and criminal justice was also up for discussion with several important side events organised to explore the issue further. Here are the main points relating to women and criminal justice from…

  • 60 Days Until Convention - Workshop Programme Released!


     It is only 60 days until the opening of the 2011 SI Convention! Following the resounding success of the 18th SI Convention held in Glasgow in 2007, we are really excited about welcoming Soroptimists from all over the world in Montreal. The programme is exceptional. It may be your first Convention, or you may have been many time before. Either…

  • Anne Yedowitz: 1913 - 2011


    It was with great sadness that we heard about the death of Anne Yedowitz, aged 98. She was the backbone of SI at UN at New York for over 20 years, only giving up her duties there in 2009. She will be remembered for her strong commitment to Soroptimist International, her clear thinking and her deep understanding of the issues…

  • SI's Programme Director talks to Cambridge University Students about SI


    On Saturday, 10th May 2011, SI Programme Director Reilly Dempsey took part in a one day International Development Course (ICD) held at Cambridge University.  The course is aimed at students interested in learning more about international development and/or working in the sector in the future.  IDCs allow development professionals to distil the crucial issues people should be aware of to…

  • Education for Sustainable Consumption


    Education for sustainable consumption is an important feature of the 19th Commission on Sustainable Development, being held at the United Nations in New York,  May 2 – 13th, 2011  The challenges for sustainable consumption are: To respect the earth and life in all its diversity, To care for the community of life with understanding and compassion, To adopt patterns of…

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