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SI President’s Message: World Water Day 2019

On World Water Day, SI President Mariet Verhoef-Cohen discusses access to Water, SDG6, a key focus for the organisation alongside SDG 4 and SDG5 this biennium. One of the global challenges of our time, water is the source of life for every single living being on the planet and essential...



Mariet Verhoef-Cohen from the Federation of Europe took up her post as Soroptimist International President 2017 – 2019 at the official change of insignia ceremony, held in Rotterdam, July 2017. Mariet is a member of SI Zwolle club in the Netherlands and first became a Soroptimist in 1997. Recognised as an expert on the topic of water and how it impacts the lives of women and girls globally, Mariet is delighted to announce that her President’s Appeal for the 2017 – 2019 biennium will focus on Women, Water and Leadership.

Mariet Verhoef-Cohen says: “I am honoured and humbled to take on the tasks of SI President, and I will do my utmost to meet the expectations that have been set in me. I am convinced that with good communications and with each other’s support, our organisation will successfully move in the direction laid down by Board of Directors”.



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