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

If we are not a voice for women – who will be

29 July 2017, Rotterdam, Mariet Verhoef-Cohen, Netherlands was inaugurated with overwhelming support as President of Soroptimist International (SI) for the 2017 – 2019 biennium; the first Dutch President in the organisation’s almost 100-year existence. Becoming a member of Soroptimist International in 1996, Mariet held several offices at SI Club Zwolle,

SI in Geneva

The SI Leadership Development Committee’s (LDC) purpose is to provide training for SI Directors, Position Holders and potential postholders. We aim to empower SI Directors to meet their governance responsibilities, enable SI Position Holders to be fully informed and to attract informed Soroptimists to apply for SI posts. As we

Peace Day 2017: Together for Peace

A reflection by Soroptimist International Moreton North Inc. member and peace activist Sarah Cowley Wow, what a year! Peace Day 2017 was an absolute hoot full of hard work, dedication, inspiring young leaders and committed global citizens. I feel fortunate to have presented the Peace Crane project , which I

Literacy, Lifelong Learning, A Sustainable Future for All

On September 11, 2017, Soroptimist International France organised a Day of lectures and debates at UNESCO on the theme "Literacy, Lifelong Learning, A Sustainable Future for All"* Where do we stand today? One way to understand today's reality in the world: 263 million children and youth are not in school

SI UN Representative Recruitment

Recruitment NEWS: SI is looking to appoint a UN Representative in the Vienna area to attend official UN meetings, and report back to Soroptimist International headquarters. The applicant must live within travelling distance of the United Nations centre in Vienna. For more information, please click on the role description and

Understanding the gender dimension of water and waste

World leaders, water experts, development professionals, policy-makers, and one astronaut, gathered in Stockholm for a week-long meeting focused on finding ways to better use, and reuse, the world’s increasingly scarce fresh water. Stockholm International Water Institute Executive Director, Torgny Holmgren says: “World Water Week is a key meeting place for


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