Introducing SI Convention 2019 Keynote Speaker Tracey Woon

Accomplished investment banker Tracey Woon is the Keynote speaker at the SI 21st Convention, in the Friday afternoon session ‘Longevity, Liquidity & Legacy’. Read more about her great career below and make sure to be there at KL2019!  “Women hold up half the sky.” Mao Zedong Soroptimist International projects often

Global Warming and Geoengineering

A blog by Beatrice Oluoch, SI UN Representative, Nairobi "A pre-UNEA 4 event, hosted by The Carnegie Climate Engineering Governance Initiative (C2G2), was held on 6 March 2019. The topic for discussion was Learning to govern geoengineering: insights from different experiences on environmental governance. When I first looked at the

Helen Clark in Conversation with Keshini Navaratnam

A blog by Rita Beaumont, SIGBI Assistant Programme Director: Food Security & Healthcare Rt Hon Helen Clark in Conversation with BBC World television news presenter, Keshini Navaratnam. "A Round Table event was organised by The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs and took place at the Royal Over-Seas League, in St,

SI Conventions – A MUST FOR ME!

by Dawn Marie Lemonds - SI Board member "MELBOURNE, NOTTINGHAM, SAN FRANCISCO, HELSINKI, SYDNEY, GLASCOW, MONTREAL, ISTANBUL, KUALA LUMPUR…… What a lucky lucky Soroptimist I am to have made the commitment in MY Soroptimist Journey to attend every International Convention since 1987!   MY MAP- because of Soroptimists- has many

SIFAF Update – African Federation is getting ready to go!

You may have heard little news about the Soroptimist International Future African Federation (SIFAF) following the report on the 4th biennial SIFAF conference which was held from 20-22 April 2018 in Marrakech. But make no mistake, many Soroptimists have been working very hard during the past year towards the moment

Equality in Law for Women and girls

A blog by Dr. Nina Smart Equality In Law For Women and Girls by 2030: A MultiStakeholder Strategy for Accelerated Action - a high-level event addressing the legal needs of over 50 million women and girls. "I was fortunate to attend this important side event at CSW63, led by Executive Director

Post CSW63 – the Agreed Conclusions

A blog by Pat Black "The flowers are out in Central Park and New York continues its daily round, buzzing and frenetic. At the UN all is relatively quiet and ordered again, the thousands of women who have been there for two weeks for the Commission on the Status of

Join the SI 2019 Annual General Meeting

It is with great pleasure that we invite all members to attend the 2019 Annual General Meeting of Soroptimist International. The meeting is being held on Thursday 18 July at the Impiana Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  The meeting will commence with formal matters, moving onto presentations of three SI

Your Voice at the United Nations

This edition of ‘Your Voice at the United Nations’ includes articles relating to Human Rights history and frameworks, and the 1st World Summit on Leaving No-One Behind. ‘Girl’s Rights and Human Rights Frameworks’ This year is the 70th anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. When Thomas


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