• Beijing+20: What is it all about?


    Beijing +20 is a phrase Soroptimists will have heard more and more in recent months and it is going to be a key issue leading up to the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59), which will happen in March 2015 in New York. But what is Beijing +20, and why is it so important? This…

  • The Post-2015 Development Agenda: What is Soroptimist International doing about it?


    The ‘Post-2015 Development Agenda’ or ‘Post-2015’ are phrases used a lot for Soroptimist International’s work at the United Nations. But what exactly do they mean, and why is it important for Soroptimists to be involved?  Post 2015 – What is that all about? The Post-2015 Development Agenda will follow on from the Millennium Development Goals. The content of this new…

  • The Background and Context of the Post-2015 Development Agenda


    The Millennium Development Goals The Post-2015 Development Agenda will follow on from the Millennium Development Goals. The Millennium Development Goals have a target date of 2015; this is when they are meant to be achieved by. The 8 Millennium Development Goals are: 1. Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger 2. Achieve Universal Primary Education 3. Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women…

  • International Club Friendship Day - President's Message October 3rd 2014


     Soroptimist International President Ann Garvie has urged Soroptimists to put friendship at the heart of their work for women and girls, emphasising the importance of Friendship Links between clubs. Each 3rd October, Soroptimist International celebrates the day that the very first Soroptimist Club was established in Oakland, California in 1921, now known as International Club Friendship Day.  One of the…

  • Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: SI Invited to UN Ministerial Panel


    At a UN ministerial panel, Soroptimist International UN Representative Bette Levy, heard first-hand about the challenges facing the creation of a new development agenda that properly provides for the needs of women and girls. Soroptimists know that women’s empowerment is key to achieving gender equality. This was discussed at a UN a ministerial panel: Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Using Women's…

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