Ending Hunger in the World: Why the Female Factor?

A blog by Dr Theresa W Devasahayam, SI UN Representative (Bangkok) and Secretary (Soroptimist International of Singapore (SIS)) "The last century has seen an explosion in population. A pressing concern is the accessibility to food as more people are added to the world. Since the 1950s, the Green Revolution ignited

Women are living longer, but are we ageing well?

A blog by Sharon Fisher SI President-Elect "On December 14, 1990, 1 October was designated as International Day of Older Persons by Resolution 45/106 of the United Nations General Assembly. Today there are 700 million people world-wide over age 60, and it is expected to increase to 1.4 billion by

So What? Part One

The Interlinkages Between Gender Equality (SDG 5) and Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11), Part 1 of 4 by SI UN Representative, Angela Sauvage One of the most powerful elements about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is their interconnectedness.  Simply put, we cannot achieve one Goal without achieving the others. 

‘We the Peoples’ The 67th UN DPI/NGO Conference

A blog by Dr. Nina Smart  22-23 August 2018, UN Headquarters, New York, the 67th UN DPI/NGO Conference was co-hosted by the UN Department of Public Information and the NGO/DPI Executive Committee. Opening Plenary "On 22 August, 2018, the occasion of the start of The 67th UN DPI/NGO Conference was


A blog by Frances Zainoeddin, SI Representative, New York,  "I urge Soroptimists everywhere to also pay attention to older women. In many countries they are ostracised, neglected and abused (including financial abuse), often by family members and care-givers.  Widows in some countries have no property rights and have no access


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