Where We Stand Statements

Here you will find Soroptimist International's stance on various issues that affect the lives of women and girls. Gender-Based Violence Soroptimist International is committed to end all forms of violence which affect women and girls disproportionately. Gender-based violence occurs in the family, in the general community, and through actions perpetrated

Highlights from #CSW58 week 1 – new transparency, focus on standalone goal and men and boys, successful parallel events, Soroptimists meet Lakshmi Puri, and our largest ever delegation!

The 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women is approaching the half-way point. So how has it gone so far? “CSW 58 has been historic in many ways”, explains SI Head of Programme and Advocacy Reilly Dempsey. “We’ve seen SI’s first ever purpose-driven advocacy training for delegates,

How can we achieve the global education goal SDG 4?

A blog by  SI UN Representative, Paris, Evelyne Para. "I attended an event during the 40th UNESCO General Conference in November in Paris which focused on 'tools to help countries monitor and achieve the global education goal' (Sustainable Development Goal 4).  At this event, the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS)

Are we achieving the SDG’s for all?

Special Advisor to SI Advocacy, Linda Witong, reports from the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. "During the opening days of the High Level Political Forum, the UN referred to a 2018 report entitled SDG Progress Fragility, Crisis and Leaving No One Behind [1] in which it was observed that

‘WeWash’ Bulgaria – SI President’s Appeal Project moves to Phase Three

'WeWash’ is taking strides to combat the immediate water and sanitation issues faced by households in rural communities in Bulgaria. Part of the ‘Women, Water & Leadership’ Appeal 2017-2019,  WeWash, works together with members of the community, the Earth Forever Foundation and SI Club Plovdiv, to design solutions to empower

Why We Love Convention!

Interview with Marlène van Benthem, Soroptimist Lab Developer 2017-2019, Past Programme Director of  Union of the Netherlands and of SIE Photo: Alice Wells and Marlène van Benthem at the SI Convention In Istanbul in 2015 How many Soroptimist International (SI) Conventions have you attended during your Soroptimist career and which

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