SI Position with regard to withdrawal by countries from the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (the Istanbul Convention)

Since 1921, Soroptimist International (SI) has been founded on the principles of human rights, social and economic justice, equality, peace, and international goodwill to transform the lives of girls and women of all ages, through our international partnerships, and our global network of members. SI is a worldwide volunteer organisation

Domestic Violence

1 in 3 women throughout the world (35%) will experience physical and/or sexual violence by

A poignant message of domestic violence

by Sarah Gallardo, Sarah Speaks Up My mind is wandering, feeling concern for those people who will be holed up with their abuser, forced to stay home by this global pandemic. COVID-19 is causing physical isolation from most of the world as we try to control its spread. During this

Day Nine Domestic Violence

At least 119 countries have passed laws on domestic violence, 125 have laws on sexual harassment and 52 have laws on marital rape. However, even when laws exist, this does not mean they are always compliant with international standards and recommendations, or implemented. UN Women   On average, 24 people

Tackling domestic violence in the workplace – an SIA campaign

In the run-up to CSW57 and International Women's Day on March 8, we will continue to focus on the issue of violence against women and girls. In this post, Lori Blair, Senior Director of Program Services at Soroptimist International of the Americas writes about the Soroptimist International of the Americas campaign to tackle domestic

Save Li Yan: Domestic Violence in China

Soroptimist International is calling on the Government of China to withdraw the death sentence for a woman who killed her husband after suffering months of torture and to take immediate action against the disturbing level of domestic violence in the country. Li Yan, due to be executed any day, is currently being


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