The Effectiveness of International Law in Protecting Women During Wars and Armed Conflict: From Prevention to Effective Enforcement, Lessons Learned From the Arab Region

Blog written by:  Hana Smith, Advocacy Policy Advisor The question of international law in times of armed conflict is a question of ever-increasing relevance in today’s fragmented world. SI’s Advocacy Policy Advisor, Hana Smith, attended a side event at CSW68 which discussed the effectiveness of international law in protecting women

Feminist Climate Justice: A Framework for Action

Blog of Linda Witong, SI Advocacy Advisor. In this blog on Earth Day 2024, Soroptimist International Advocacy Advisor Linda Witong delves into the intersections of climate crises and gender inequality, drawing from a recent and significant report by UN Women. The report, titled ‘Feminist Climate Justice: A Framework for Action’,

Water as a Driving Force for Peace and Stability

Blog of Janet Hall Schempf, from SI Anchorage, Alaska. The second World Water Day 2024 event held in New York, Water as a Driving Force for Peace and Stability focused on “how water can serve as a vehicle for peace and cooperation.”  The presentations and comments were brief, and we

Celebrating World Water Day 2024

Blog of Janet Hall Schempf, from SI Anchorage, Alaska. In 1993, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly declared 22 March of each year World Day for Water.  This day is set apart to raise awareness and appreciation of “the supply and quality of fresh water” and to promote water conservation

Monitoring progress towards Global Education

Blog of Evelyne PARA, SI UN Representative at UNESCO. On 7 – 9 February 2024, a Conference was organised at UNESCO Paris on Education Data and Statistics, by UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) with support of UNESCO Education Sector. Since 2015, countries have been invited to set national targets as


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