• New UN Report on Gender-Violence: Educating Men and Boys and Changing Attitudes Crucial

    12/09/13

    Changing attitudes among men and boys and tackling inequality are vital to eradicating gender-violence, re-affirms a new UN study, which interviewed 10,000 men in Asia and the Pacific.  The report uncovered shocking levels of domestic abuse, sexual violence and rape, but also reaffirms that violence against women is not inevitable, with education programmes and community mobilization playing a vital role in prevention. These…

  • Birthing in Pacific video launched!

    29/08/13

    SI is delighted to launch this film celebrating the achievements of  the Birthing in Pacific project, working to reduce maternal mortality in Papua New Guinea by training and equipping birth attendants, educating women and communities about reproductive health and improving facilities.  Birthing in Pacific was set up by SI South West Pacific and involves the three Soroptimist clubs in PNG…

  • Introducing the new SI President and International Assistant Programme Director

    29/08/13

    At an inaugural dinner at Newnham College, Cambridge (UK) following the Soroptimist International Board meeting, Ann Garvie  succeeded Alice Wells as President of Soroptimist International for the 2013-2015 biennium. We thank Alice Wells for her tireless work as President for the 2011-2013 biennium and her outstanding leadership to improve issues for women and girls worldwide.    Photo: Immediate Past-President Alice Wells and President Ann Garvie…

  • Fit for Purpose for the 21st Century – Key decisions by SI Board

    29/08/13

    Soroptimist representatives from around the world gathered in Cambridge, UK from 15-20 August for the annual Board meeting.  Delegations from the four Federations, between them representing over 80,000 members in 127 countries, met to discuss issues facing the worldwide movement and formulate strategy for the coming year, enabling Soroptimist International to make the greatest possible impact on the lives of…

  • Soroptimist Representatives meet new UN Women Leader

    29/08/13

      Picture (left-right): Soroptimist UN Reps Paulette Forbes-Igharo and Lois Beilin meet UN Women Leader Phumzile Mlambo-Nguka Just two weeks into her tenure as Under Secretary General of UN Women, Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka invited NGO representatives for a two hour meeting to get acquainted in New York. Soroptimist International's UN Representatives Paulette Forbes-Igharo, Betty Levy and Lois Beilin all attended this meeting, which demonstrates…

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