Closing the Gap – Ensuring inclusiveness and Equality in Bangkok

A report by Helen Yang, Soroptimist International of the Americas (SIA), Taiwan Region Helen Yang from SIA Taiwan Region was invited by PPSEAWA (Pan-Pacific and Southeast Asia Women’s Association) Thailand to participate in the 75th session of the United Nations ESCAP (Economic and Social Commission for Asia Pacific) and CoNGO’s

Your Voice at the UN

This month's edition contains news from the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, news from SI's UN Youth Delegate in New York, updates from the International Migration Review Forum, and an introduction to the newly appointed Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation. SI UN Representatives in New York

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Tuesday, 30 July is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. Special Advisor to SI Advocacy, Linda Witong, blogs about the need for the international community to accelerate efforts to end Human Trafficking. "UN Secretary General António Guterres has observed that: “Trafficking in persons is a vile crime that feeds on

Education is a Human Right.

Special Advisor to SI Advocacy, Linda Witong, blogs about the content of the Human Rights Council's latest resolution on Education. "On July 11, 2019, the UN Human Rights Council adopted a Resolution which again addressed the human right to education. It acknowledged that, although the human right of everyone to

Families in a Changing World

Special Advisor to SI Advocacy, Linda Witong, reviews the recent UN Women report, 'Progress of the World's Women 2019-2020: Families in a Changing World'. "It has been observed that the world is rapidly changing and families and the role of women and girls within them, are not immune to these


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