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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: SOROPTIMISTS STAND WITH REFUGEE WOMEN AND GIRLS

Dear Soroptimists, June 20 is World Refugee Day. According to the United Nations 1951 Refugee Convention, a refugee is someone who fled his or her home and country owing to “a well-founded fear of persecution because of his/her race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion”....

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MARIET VERHOEF-COHEN

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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SI President’s Appeal 2017-2019

‘Women Water & Leadership’ will support projects that educate, empower and enable women and girls, ensuring they have the capacity, experience and education needed to manage water resources and gain careers in water-related professions.

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