• CEDAW Recommendations on Protection of Women in Conflict Areas


    In the October 2010 session, the Commission on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in Geneva  proposed  a general recommendation for the protection of women’s human rights in conflict and post-conflict contexts.  On July 18th, 2011 the recommendation was presented to member states and civil society meeting of CEDAW at the UN in New York.  In…

  • SI Partnership Transforms Lives in Sierra Leone


    Press release: Hope and Homes for Children. 14th July 2011 This week, members of Soroptimist International have reviewed the impact of their generous support of our work in Sierra Leone over the past four years. Soroptimists have travelled from all over the world to attend their 19th International Conference in Montreal, Canada. We and our local partner HANCi-SL have worked…

  • SI Delivers Oral Statement at ECOSOC High Level Segment


    SI UN Representative to Geneva reports back from the recent ECOSOC High Level Segment which closed On July 7th. There are only 4 ½ years to 2015 when the internationally agreed MDGs (Millennium Development Goals) should be reached. Because of this, the recent meeting of ECOSOC dealt with many aspects of education:  - Education and Human Rights  - The Great…

  • New SI Programme Goals and Objectives Agreed!


    Soroptimist International is delighted to announce that the new programme goals and objectives for the 2011-2015 quadrennium have been approved! At the Saturday session of the SI Board Meeting, 9th July, we welcomed Programme Voting Delegates (PVDs) from all over the world to discuss and develop the new programme goals for the next four years. Together with the Silent Observers,…

  • SI Hosts Side Event at the FAO Conference in Rome


    SI UN Representative to the Food and Agricultural Organisation in Rome, Cinzia Palmi, reports back from a very exciting few days, including the SI coordinated side event on rural women and agriculture. Cinzia reports... At this Session I was accompanied by Marie Jeanne Bosia, SI Past International President, who was the main speaker at the SE on rural women, Wilma…

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