Soroptimist International written statement CSW66

As a non-governmental organisation in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council, Soroptimist International has submitted a statement, supported by more than 30 other organisations, detailing recommendations in response to the gendered impacts of climate change, and the need to mainstream gender equality and the empowerment of all women

NEW Series of SI Voices Webinars

The SI Voices Series of Webinars is preparing to kick off with the first in a three-part Series centred on the Sixty Sixth Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, taking place from 14 to 25 March 2022. Join the Soroptimist International Advocacy Team for Session One, a

SI President’s Message 2021

To all my fellow Soroptimists, It has been a pleasure serving as your Soroptimist International President over the last two years and meeting so many new faces, whilst reconnecting with those I have known for years. As I reflect on the journey, we know there have been detours, but there

Highlights from COP26 Part 2

Blog by Yvonne Freeman, Regional President of SIGBI South East England. COP26 Part 2 3 November – Finance First Session: Urban LEDS - Time4MultilevelAction Dialogue: Finance flowing to accelerate Climate Action: Innovation and Partnership This session was organised by the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) World Secretariat, ICLEI

16 Days of Activism

“Thank you for traveling with us on the ‘Road to Equality’ as we took great steps to increase awareness of gender-based violence. The COVID-19 crisis, and the fallout from climate disasters have had a disproportionate impact on women and girls, and it is clear we face a long journey before

Our Voice at the UN – December

This edition takes a look at how SI is actively advocating for the ratification and implementation of the ILO C-190 to end harrassment in the workplace, and brings news from CoNGO's Civil Society Summit on Substantiative Issues. But first, let's kick start with the latest news on CSW 66...  

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

25 November is The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and the first day of the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence. We begin the annual event with a message from your SI President, Sharon Fisher, together with a wonderful collaboration and contribution from the five

Our Global Voice at the 41st session of UNESCO’s General Conference

Blog by Evelyne Para, SI United Nations Representative at UNESCO. 9 November 2021 saw the Opening of the 41st session of UNESCO's General Conference in Paris. For two weeks, delegates from 193 Member States, several dozen NGO representatives and experts worked in plenary sessions or in specialist Commissions, and debated


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