Vienna

Vienna is home to The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), and the United Nations Convention on Transnational Organised Crime (UNTOC). SI UN Representatives Christine Peer (Centre Contact), Martina Gredler, Marion Prechtl, and Marcella Sigmund focus on a range of issues critical to eliminating violence against women and girls, including human trafficking, aging (elder abuse), harmful traditional practices such as female genital mutilation (FGM), women in the workplace, and women in the economy.

Picture above courtesy of UN Photo Mark Garten

30th Session of the Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, Vienna

Blog by Linda Witong, SI Special Advisor to Advocacy   Read SI's Written Statement submitted to CCPCJ30 HERE. Watch SI's Oral Statement delivered at CCPCJ30 below, and read the transcript HERE. https://www.soroptimistinternational.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/SI_CCPCJ_OralStatement.mp4

SI Position Paper: Women and Drugs

The use of the whole spectrum of drugs has become a major source of threat to the health of women and girls. In 2018, an estimated 269 million people worldwide, including women or girls, continued to use drugs including opioids. The restrictions on movement, gatherings and social distancing which were

The Sixty-forth Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

In April 2021, during the 64th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs Vienna, scholars shared their considerable research with their audience during a presentation entitled “Shifting the Needle: The Impact of Global Policy on Women.” The research, which is now part of a book, was just one example of

2020 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons

Blog by Linda Witong, SI Advocacy Advisor.  According to the recently released Global Report on Trafficking in Persons, female victims continue to be particularly affected by trafficking in persons. In 2018 for every 10 victims detected globally, about five were adult women and two were girls. About one third of the

Our Voice at the UN

This edition follows the activities of SI's United Nations Representatives in Vienna. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), the UN Industrial Development Office (UNIDO) and the UN Convention on Transnational Organised Crime (UNTOC) are all based in Vienna.

Catch Up With SI’s Contribution to the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

SI UN Representatives Martina Gredler, Marion Prechtl and Christine Peer, together with SI Special Advisor to Advocacy, Linda Witong and SI Club Member Dora Vrdlovec attended the 28th Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ). The theme of the event was: 'The responsibility of effective, fair,

Dora Vrdlovec reports from the 28th Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

A blog by Dora Vrdlovec, SI Club Wien Belvedere, Vienna "The 28th Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) met 20 -24 May  at the United Nations (UN), Vienna, to discuss “the responsibility of effective, fair, humane and accountable criminal justice systems in preventing and countering

Contemporary Enslavement and Trafficking of Women and Girls – UNODC Vienna

Around 800 Government representatives, crime experts and civil society partners met in Vienna, 15 - 19 October,  2018, for the Ninth Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP9) to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime (UNTOC). Approaching its 20th anniversary in 2020, this instrument is now being

SI President’s Post: Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

It is a privilege to represent Soroptimist International at the 26th session of the CCPCJ (Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice) held in Vienna from 22 – 26 May 2017..   There are plenary sessions and side events. The Tuesday 23 May side event sessions on violence against women

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