Raising the baton for Australian Soroptimists

by Catherine Heiner, Publicity Officer, SI Bayside "SI Australian President, Ralda Forzin, participated in the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR), raising the baton high for Australian Soroptimists. The Queen’s Baton arrived at the Opening Ceremony of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games last Wednesday. Photo: Ralda Forzin participated in the Queen’s Baton

Healthy Women, Healthy Families – Supporting Project Sothea in Cambodia

Blog by Theresa W. Devasahayam, Secretary, Soroptimist International of Singapore (SIS) "A significant objective of international development has focused on maternal mortality reduction in keeping with Sustainable Development Goal 3 aimed at reducing the maternal mortality ratio across the world to less than 70 per 100,000 live births by 2030.

Water – Decade for Action

On World Water Day, 22 March 2018, the International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development 2018-2028 was launched at the United Nations. The Decade aims to further improve cooperation, partnership, and capacity development in response to the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Following a presentation of a short

CSW62 Agreed Conclusions

Commission on the Status of Women Sixty-second session 12 – 23 March 2018 'Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls' Agreed conclusions 23 March 2018. Photo: Following the release of Draft 2 of the agreed conclusions and after a full day of

The Nation’s Future: Ending Child Marriage

A blog by Paula Freschi Kamena (Ret.) Marin County District Attorney and Soroptimist of Marin County "The Nation’s Future: Ending Child Marriage, hosted by the Permanent Mission of Ghana to the United Nations and Zonta International Leslie Wright, Moderator Zonta International United Nations Committee Chair H.E, Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee – Opening

Indigenous Women Transforming Power

A blog by Christine Johnstone "Presented by Madre, the theme was Addressing Political Concerns, this was a panel event, allowing 4 strong progressive rural women the chance to tell their story, and advocate on behalf of their communities. Panellists were: Rose Cunningham from Nicaragua, Lucy Mulenkei from Kenya, Aminatu Samira from Cameroon

Human Trafficking in America and Strategies on Gender Parity

A blog covering two events by Paula Freschi Kamena (Ret.) Marin County District Attorney and Soroptimist of Marin County Human Trafficking In America:  Risks for Women and Girls in Rural Areas and Faith-Based Prevention Panel: Rev. Jan Hagetsu, Hoebreichts, Heart Circle Sanghe  Alicia Webber, Salvation Army SAFE-T Program, Member Nebraska Human Trafficking

UK Mission and Civil Society hold joint event at CSW62

A blog by Margaret Clark, SIGBI Assistant Programme Director, Advocacy "The UK Mission and Civil Society held their first joint event at CSW62 -  A flagship occasion organised by the UK Gender Equality Office and UK CSW Alliance. This was the fruition of months of working in partnership, and together

Sisterhood – in ‘the line’ at CSW62

A blog by Dawn Marie Lemonds "Some of the most productive time I have spent at CSW starts “IN THE QUEUE" or Line as Americans say. This is a perfect time to start engaging, sharing the story of why we are here, and developing new networks and contacts that further


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