#2 Your Voice at the United Nations

October - November's edition of 'Your Voice at the United Nations' includes articles on the Climate-Change Migration nexus and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 'A Sustainable Society for All Ages: Realising the potential of living longer' The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe’s Ministerial Conference on Ageing

CSW62 Written Statement

The sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 12 to 23 March 2018. The theme is Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls. For the empowerment of rural women

SI Announces Webinars for November 2017

November, sees the first in a series of exciting new interactive webinars organised by Soroptimist International for members. As part of the SI Leadership Development programme, each webinar will offer two sessions, both covering the same material, so you can choose a session that best suits your timezone. PLEASE NOTE

Your Voice at the United Nations

September - October 2017 In the first in a new series - we introduce 'Your Voice at the United Nations' - a regular round-up of advocacy news from the SI UN Representatives across the UN Centres. 'Literacy, Lifelong Learning, A Sustainable Future for All' On  September 11, 2017, Soroptimist International

Towards a Pollution Free Planet

A blog by Dianne Lockwood, Programme Director, Soroptimist International of South West Pacific. The Asia Pacific Civil Society Forum and UN Ministerial on the Environment took place in Bangkok from 4 - 8 September, all meetings were in preparation for UNEA-3 which will take place 4 – 6 December in

Reaching Out To Rural Women

The four villages of Navala, Namau, Nadrugu and Tabuquto, are more than 30 km away from Ba town, inland from the coast of Viti Levu, Fiji's largest island. Most of the women living here are unemployed or do domestic duties. Far away from shops, supermarkets, the women work hard to

Meet the SI NGO CSW/New York Interns for 2017/18

Each year, NGO CSW/NY has between five and eight interns to help facilitate the mission of the Committee to achieve gender equality, and facilitate the smooth running of the actual Commission.  Soroptimist International sponsors the internship programme. Here, we get to know a little about the interns for 2017/2018. Read

World Food Day 16 October

A blog by SI UN Representative, Rome, Liliana Mosca "The official celebration of World Food Day on 16 October 2017 has the theme: Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development. The world is on the move. More people have been forced to flee their homes

A letter from Yvonne Simpson

Here, we say a fond farewell to Yvonne Simpson, SI President 2015-2017, with a slideshow of wonderful memories from her biennium, and a selection of messages from Soroptimists around the globe. Yvonne writes a letter to you in friendship, and we are sure you will join us in wishing her

SI President’s Appeal – Women, Water & Leadership

'Women, Water and Leadership' - the Soroptimist International President’s Appeal for the 2017-2019 biennium, will unite Soroptimists across the globe; increasing awareness of the vital role of women as equal partners at all levels of the water sector. The President’s Appeal will support projects that educate, empower and enable women


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