A blog by Dr. Nina Smart Grassroots Feminist Movement Responding to Climate Change - Event at CSW66, 16 March. "Hosted by Taiwan Coalition Against Violence, TCAV, and cosponsored by Soroptimist International, this CSW66 event focused on the feminisation of climate change by sharing women's best practices from Nepal and Taiwan.
Hannah Agius, SI Advocacy Coordinator, blogs from the CSW66 parallel event, ‘Women, Water and Climate Change: Roles and Risks Tackling the Challenges', organised by Soroptimist International and Women for Water Partnership. “Held on World Water Day, this fantastic event saw speakers highlight the importance of enabling and empowering women to contribute
‘Women and girls as agents of change in climate-related conflict’, organised by The Permanent Mission of Ireland, Permanent Mission of Fiji, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace & Security, and Soroptimist International took place virtually on 18 March as part of this years’ Commission on the Status of Women. The CSW
By Mary Muia, SI United Nations Representative at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). "The United Nations Environment Assembly's Fifth Session (UNEA 5.2) doubles up as a perfect opportunity for the UNEP fifty years commemoration since its inception at the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment. The Stockholm
As world leaders and member states gear up to the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) taking place from 31 October – 12 November 2021, 62 Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) have joined together, as part of the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO), to issue
Blog by Linda Witong, SI Special Advisor to Advocacy. We have all witnessed the acceleration of environmental degradation and the increasing frequency, duration and intensity of extreme weather and climate events. We have been told that excessive or insufficient precipitation, rising sea levels, extreme temperature changes, and other climate hazards
Blog by SI Advocacy Advisor, Pat Black, following her virtual attendance at the UN High-Level Panel, 'Accelerating Implementation of the 2030 Agenda through Water, Sanitation and Climate Action', co-organised by the Permanent Missions of Canada, Finland, Hungary, Japan, Kenya, Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, Tajikistan and the Department of Economic and Social
Special Advisor to SI Advocacy, Linda Witong, takes a closer look at how and why climate change aggravates inequalities and increases the risks to women and girls of gender-based violence. "The world is still 'sleepwalking' into the 'catastrophe' known as climate change - even though we have been warned that
On Friday 15 November, Evelyne Para, UN Representative of SI at UNESCO Paris, took part in an event devoted to 'Education for sustainable development and climate action', within the framework of the 40th session of the UNESCO General Conference. "The first half of this event was dedicated to the 2019
Article written by Mary Muia, SI UN Representative, Nairobi "Fixing the planet's problem isn’t as possible, rather focus on how we basically live our lives, how we grow our food, how we dispose of our waste and protect our environment.” Ms. Inger Andersen, Executive Director United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).