• A Spotlight on Solar Energy - #CSW58 Side Event with Solar Cookers International


      Soroptimist International of Europe's President Elect, Maria Elisabetta de Franciscis, has spoken about the role that solar energy can play in empowering women and girls at a side-event during the 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, which opened in New York today. SI co-hosted the event with Solar Cookers International, an NGO that works to…

  • International Women's Day in pictures: Soroptimist action from around the world


    Soroptimists around the world took action for International Women's Day on 8th March, with events ranging from flashmobs to candle-lit vigils, from promoting equality in primary schools to celebrating with senior citizens in a retirement home.  See photos of activities in Barbados, Fiji, India, Pakistan and UK in the slideshow below. If you cannot see the pictures or captions on…

  • Renewed efforts to advance gender equality are needed to implement MDGs, warns UN Women before #CSW58


      As the 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58) approaches, UN Women has highlighted the major problems that continue to face women and girls and the need for increased attention to be paid to tackling them after the Millennium Development Goals.  "Lack of access to drinking water continues to exacerbate the burden of water collection…

  • Soroptimists worldwide mark International Women’s Day


    On Saturday 8th March, Soroptimists around the world will be taking part in a wide range of events and activities to mark International Women’s Day. “This is a global day of celebration and reflection of women’s successes and achievements, economically, politically and socially”, explains Soroptimist International President Ann Garvie in her International Women’s Day message.   “Notwithstanding, we are acutely…

  • Farewell to a Warm and Dedicated Soroptimist: Founding President of SI South West Pacific Federation Dies


      Soroptimist International is saddened by the news of the death of Mary Whitehead, founding President and Honorary Life Member of the Soroptimist International South West Pacific Federation, on Saturday 1st March.  “Soroptimists must recognise her outstanding commitment and dedication to our global organisation”, writes Soroptimist International Presdent Ann Garvie in a letter of condolence to SI South West Pacific…

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