HLPF – Making the SDGs Work for Women and Girls 2017

Today, 10 July 2017, the High-level Political Forum (HLPF) will convene in the United Nations headquarters in New York, to review and follow-up the 2030 Agenda. This year’s theme will focus on Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world. The Soroptimist International HLPF report Global Perspectives on Eradicating

Every Soroptimist Club should have an Anne!

Soroptimist Anne Farrington’s lifelong commitment and service to women is acknowledged in her appointment as a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) in the NZ Queen’s Birthday Honours. Anne’s Soroptimist work includes holding positions at local, region, national, federation and international levels. Anne was a charter member

A warm welcome to a new generation of leaders

A blog by Johanna Richardsson "I just got back from Öland and the Soroptimist Nordic Leadership Academy (SNLA), 26 -30 of June 2017 and I am still stunned by all the willpower, skills and development on many levels that this week offered. Twenty-three young women from all the five Nordic

Educating Rupa

SI Edmonton requested $500 in Canadian Funds for a scholarship for seventeen-year-old Rupa Basnet. An amazing and ambitious young woman, Rupa Basnet is one of many female students within the current 2016 Nepali Children’s Education Project (NCEP) scholarship project in Kathmandu. The NCEP vision is based on the belief that

A Road Map to Gender Equality Now: Symposium for Action

A blog by SI UN representative in New York, Bette Levy "If there is one thing you can count on Soroptimists for… they will go the extra mile, and for the most part, Soroptimists will get it done! What started as a causal conversation on the final evening of the

Classrooms in the Clouds

Classrooms in the Clouds (CITC) was established in August 2007, registered as a charity with the Scottish Charity Commission. Although UK based, CITC has supporters from many countries and the first CITC project was completed in the village of Lukla, a town in the Khumbu area of the Solu Khumbu

UN Financing for Development Forum 2017

by Marie D’Amato-Rizzi, SI UN Representative, New York. "The second ECOSOC forum on Financing for Development (FfD) follow-up, met at the UN in New York for 4 days at the end of May this year. The annual forum was established in 2015 by the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and results

The Lost Children

SI President Yvonne Simpson and SIE Immediate Past President Ulla Madsen report. At the 26th Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice 2017, UN Vienna May 25, 2017, SIE Immediate Past President, Ulla Madsen was panellist at the side event, ‘The Lost Children - Safeguarding unaccompanied migrant


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