• 20 Years on from the Rwanda Genocide: promoting peace, unity and understanding

    07/04/14

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and world figures will participate in the official commemoration of the Rwanda genocide today, during which at least 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and politically moderate Hutus were killed in 1994 in three months of bloodletting that followed the death of the then-president Juvenal Habyarimana. "We will always remember the more than…

  • “Small bite, big threat” – highlighting vector-borne diseases for World Health Day

    07/04/14

      Photo: Malaria medicine distributed by community group Mamas Optimistas in Angola, funded by Soroptimist clubs Denmark 7 April is World Health Day and this year the World Health Organisation (WHO) is highlighting the serious and increasing threat of vector-borne diseases, such as malaria, dengue, leishmaniasis, Lyme disease, schistosomiasis, and yellow fever, carried by mosquitoes, flies, ticks, water snails and…

  • CSW58: What does it mean for Soroptimists and what happens next?

    28/03/14

    It may feel like big UN meetings like the  Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), which finished last week, while exciting, don’t directly relate to local club work. They do!  For a start, the work that Soroptimists do for women and girls in their communities and beyond shapes SI's advocacy positions. SI's "key asks" for CSW were developed based…

  • CSW58 Agreed Conclusions: strengths, weaknesses and next steps

    28/03/14

    After two weeks of negotiations at  the UN Commission on the Status of Women, Governments passed a set of Agreed Conclusions on this year's priority theme: progress and challenges in achieving the Millennium Development Goals, with an eye towards the creation ofnew development goals in 2015.  Over 50 Soroptimist delegates were there during the session to lobby decision-makers, promoting five…

  • Soroptimist International Convention 2015 - new website launched

    26/03/14

      A new website has been launched to promote the 20th Soroptimist International Convention, which will take place in Istanbul, Turkey,  9-12 July 2015.  Soroptimist International Conventions take place every four years, bringing together Soroptimists from around the world to meet,  develop friendships, learn from one another, hear from expert speakers and be inspired! The last Convention in 2011 took…

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