SI Project Stories October

SI Townsville Breakwater, North Queensland, Australia Mother and Baby Pack   In rural Papua New Guinea many women and teenage girls visit the rural health centres to give birth, and many of them do not have baby care items for their new born babies. SI Townsville Breakwater provided free baby

Soroptimists advocate for women and girls at CEDAW

SOROPTIMIST REPRESENTATIVE ADVOCATES FOR THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN AND GIRLS AT CEDAW The 65th session of the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is taking place in Geneva 24 October – 18 November 2016. Soroptimist International’s UN Representatives in Geneva, Wilfreda Hendrickx, Sabine Kinzer and

SI Sponsors Internship Programme at UN New York

Soroptimist International sponsors intern programme at the United Nations, New York. Every year NGO CSW/NY has between five to eight interns to help facilitate the mission of the committee to achieve Gender Equality and to do the bulk of the customer service during the actual Commission.  Since last year Soroptimist
Soroptimist Vison, Mission and Principles

SI President’s Post: Vision, Mission and Principles

by Soroptimist International President, Yvonne Simpson "The Soroptimist International Board renewed its commitment to a world of peace, gender equality, and human rights at its September Board meeting. Soroptimist International moved forward with a revised mission to meet the SI vision, with confirmed principles and five strategic priorities in a

CSW61 Statement Release

  CSW61 Written Statement Release   20 October, 2016 The sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 13 to 24 March 2017. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all

Vienna: the global challenges of transnational organized crime

Around 800 government representatives, crime experts and civil society partners are expected to meet this week 17-21 October, to discuss the global challenges of transnational organized crime. The eighth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) promotes the strategies needed

International Day of Older Persons

The 2016 United Nations International Day of Older Persons (UNIDOP) will take a stand against ageism by drawing attention to and challenging negative stereotypes and misconceptions about older persons and ageing.   A blog by Sabine Kinzer, SI UN Representative Geneva   Photo:  Geneva Ageing committee together with the Independent Expert

Soroptimist Club Projects Opening Doors to Education – International Literacy Day

This year marks the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day and UNESCO is celebrating it under the banner “Reading the Past, Writing the Future.” Watch a message from Soroptimist International President Yvonne Simpson.   Video: UNESCO - Literacy opens doors to new worlds of possibility - Forest Whitaker UNESCO SI

Take 'Five Minutes With' Finance

  Finances will play a key role in the forthcoming Soroptimist International Board Meeting, to be held in Cambridge, home of the SI Headquarters. SI will be drawing on the expertise of the Finance Committee and with this in mind, we take 'Five Minutes' to get to know a little

Protecting the Rights of Older Persons

Protecting the Rights of Older Persons: - The Open-ended Working Group on Ageing and the UN Treaty Bodies Technical briefing 19 August 2016, Geneva within the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) Older people worldwide experience discrimination and the violation of their rights at family, community and


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