• UN Rep Alice Odingo elected to AWID International Board

    17/01/14

    Soroptimist International is delighted that Dr Alice Odingo, our Lead UN Representative in Nairobi (Kenya) has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Association of Women in Development (AWID), an international membership organization committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women's human rights. “This achievement is a wonderful accolade for you personally and globally for Soroptimist International”,…

  • Soroptimist Winnie Maru live on Kenyan television!

    16/01/14

    Soroptimist Winnie Maru has been very busy, not only did she attend the Fifth Feminist Leadership, Movement Building and Rights Institute in Nairobi for a week-long course designed to strengthen feminist leadership, but on the 9th January she also starred on KTN, a Kenyan television channel, on a show called the 'Morning Express'. Winnie passionately debated the importance of feminism…

  • Feminism & Power: Why they matter in the fight for Sustainable Gender Equality

    16/01/14

    Winnie Maru from Soroptimist InternationaI Eldoret in Nairobi recently attended the Fifth Feminist Leadership, Movement Building and Rights Institute in Nairobi for a week-long course designed to strengthen feminist leadership, strategies and collective power for social transformation in Africa with general messages for all women’s rights activists around the world. With participants from all over Africa, the session challenged participants…

  • The Sky's the Limit – President Ann to Skydive for See Solar, Cook Solar!

    10/01/14

    Soroptimist International President Ann Garvie will overcome her fear of heights and take to the skies to raise funds for “See Solar, Cook Solar”, her December 10 Appeal to provide solar lamps and cookers to women and girls around the world, while providing education about renewable energy. “Many of you will have made New Year resolutions”, writes Ann in her…

  • New Soroptimist voices to be heard at the UN

    09/01/14

    Four new Soroptimist representatives have joined our dynamic UN teams in New York and Paris to take over the influential international advocacy roles of retiring Soroptimist delegates. Soroptimist International’s UN representatives are active at all six major UN centres.  With SI’s General Consultative Status at the UN, these expert volunteers are able to speak out on behalf of Soroptimists around…

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