• New "Where We Stand" statements on women and girls' access to education and sexual & reproductive healthcare


    Soroptimist International is releasing  new "Where We Stand" papers, setting out  SI's globally agreed position on two key issues affecting women and girls: sexual and reproductive health and access to education.  "In the lead up to our International Convention in Istanbul next year, we will be releasing an updated set of Where We Stand Position Papers", explains Reilly Dempsey, SI's…

  • Campus murders provoke national debate on misogyny and violence against women (USA)


    On Friday, May 23, 6 young people were murdered and 13 wounded in a deadly attack near the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara. The 22 year-old named by police as the killer, Elliot Rodger, also took his own life. Before he embarked on his deadly rampage,  Rodger warned of his intentions in an online video and email,…

  • UN Women launches #Beijing20: a global conversation about empowering women


      Celebrating Beijing+20 at the 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, March 2014 UN Women is calling on citizens across the globe to join the conversation on women’s rights in the run up to the 20th anniversary of the historic Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. The year-long Beijing+20 campaign will focus on achievements and gaps…

  • Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict - Soroptimists participate in London Global Summit


    Soroptimist International's Great Britain and Ireland Federation (SIGBI) will be participating in a Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London on 10-13 June 2014, the largest gathering ever brought together to tackle this vital issue. "The widespread use of rape and other forms of sexual violence in armed conflicts around the world is one of the greatest,…

  • SI at UN Disaster Management Summit: Empowering women for a more resilient future


       Soroptimist International UN Representative Dr Alice Odingo has been attending the latest high level UN forum on disaster management in Abuja, Nigeria to underline the urgent and growing need to reduce the devastating and disproportionate impact of disasters on women and children worldwide particularly as these catastrophic events are occurring more often. Women and children not only suffer higher…

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