• SI UN Reps in Geneva meet UN Women Executive Director & Discuss the Beijing +20.


    Soroptimist International's UN Representative in Geneva, Sabine Kinzer, who is part of the Non Governmental Organisation Group for the Commission on the Status of Women (NGO CSW) in Geneva, recently met with UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka shared with Sabine and the NGO CSW group what her current priority areas are in her role at UN Women.…

  • Kenya Soroptimist joins African Activists Speaking out Against #FGM


      Image: Winnie Maru (centre) at the Fifth Feminist Leadership, Movement Building and Rights Institute in Nairobi earlier in January. Women’s rights activists from 17 countries across Africa, have issued a statement on FGM, calling on African Governments, civil society organisations and all women to take steps to eliminate the practice, “a human rights violation – an extreme form of…

  • SI to host its First All Male Side Event at the CSW 58


    Soroptimist International will be partnering with key organisations and speakers at this year’s CSW58 to host several side events. Our first side event entitled ‘Pink is the New Blue: Opening Doors for Women and Girls’ will explore the barriers faced by girls and women in entering into traditionally male-dominated fields, primarily in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers. Partnering…

  • Blue is the New Pink & Pink Is the New Blue – Challenging Gender Stereotypes at the CSW 58


    Soroptimist International will be holding its first ever all-male panel for a side event at the Commission on the Status of Women, to highlight the need to break down barriers for men and boys in order to achieve gender equality. SI believes that attention must be paid to working with men and boys and breaking gender stereotypes for women AND…

  • Promoting Gender Equality after the MDGs: Soroptimist “key asks” for CSW58 (lobbying pack)


      SI delegation at the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women in 2013 In spite of the groundbreaking achievements of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), women and girls are still poorer than their male counterparts.  In the run-up to the 58th Session of the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58), which will focus on…

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