SI UN Representative, Kristin Reynisdottir, and SI Advocacy Coordinator, Hannah Agius, report from the ‘Rural Women Entrepreneurs as Agents of Change’ side event held on 30 October at the Beijing +25 Regional Meeting in Geneva. “Rural women entrepreneurship schemes help to harness women’s potential, increase women’s income, and improve the
A blog by SI Advocacy Coordinator, Hannah Agius, following her first visit to the United Nations Office of Geneva for the Beijing +25 Regional Review Forum, 28-29 October. "Walking into the assembly hall for the first time was a real rush of excitement, never before had I been surrounded by
The Beijing+25 Regional Review Meeting provided a forum for The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) member States, to review progress and identify challenges in the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action. Held on 29-30 October 2019 in the Palais des Nations, Geneva, the event was jointly organized by
A blog by Soroptimist Jan-Pieter Verhoef "We are in Nairobi, Kenya and celebrated the inauguration of the new Nairobi Central club - forty new Soroptimists have joined the organisation. The weekend began on Friday with the launch of My Book Buddy at the Kawethei Primary School in Kangundo, Machakos County.
A blog by Marie-Christine Gries, Celebrating International Girl Child’s Day: building a "Girl Force" Gender equality is one of the major priorities of UNESCO, which has been given the task of leading and coordinating the 2030 Education Agenda for the UN. UNESCO launched in 2019, From access to empowerment:
The 85th Soroptimist International (SI) Federation of Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) Conference took place in Bournemouth, UK, 24-26 October 2019. Here, Caroline Auckland of SI Tunbridge Wells & District writes a blog following a presentation by SI President Mariet Verhoef-Cohen 2017-2019. "President Mariet welcomed everyone and remarked that
Article written by Mary Muia, SI UN Representative, Nairobi "Fixing the planet's problem isn’t as possible, rather focus on how we basically live our lives, how we grow our food, how we dispose of our waste and protect our environment.” Ms. Inger Andersen, Executive Director United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
A blog by SI UN representative, Marie Christine Gries, following her attendance at the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) preparations for the 40th General Conference, 207th session of the Executive Board meeting, Committee of Non-Governmental Partners (NGP), held on Friday 11 October 2019. "This committee is a
A blog by Liliana Mosca, SI UN Representative, Rome "World Food Day is a day of action dedicated to tackling global hunger. This year focused on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 - Zero Hunger, with the theme “Our Actions Are Our Future Healthy Diets for A #ZeroHunger World.” The event
From Biarritz to Beijing 25: Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future, United Nations (UN) New York, 23, September 2019 A blog by Barbara Rochman, SI UN Representative, New York "I attended the programme, From Biarritz to Beijing 25 - Generation Equality sponsored by France and Mexico on