‘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

Addressing Poverty – High Level Political Forum 2018

A blog by SI UN Representative Bette Levy. "I attended two side events regarding poverty. While the approaches were very different the bottom line of both was unless we eradicate ‘relative poverty’ we would be leaving the most marginalized behind especially women and girls. The statistics speak for themselves. 80%

The 10th Water Business Forum Singapore

A Report from the 10th Water Business Forum, held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, Singapore, 11 July 2018 by Dr. Theresa Devasahayam, Secretary, Soroptimist International of Singapore (SIS). Women and Water: Pressing for Gender Equality "There is no doubt that water is essential for life, as much as

A Soroptimist reports on the AIDS 2018 Conference

Gender inequality gives a higher risk of HIV infection for women A blog by Mary Muia, Kenyan Soroptimist of Karen Blixen club of Nairobi, health professional and SIFAF Task Force Chair (2018-2020) Last week, I was privileged to join thousands of delegates from all over the world to attend the

Modern Slavery

How much do we know about it - What can we do to combat the problem A blog by Dr. J Kay Richmond, Chairman of the UK Programme Action Committee Despite international concern and action to combat this modern scourge, the ILO estimated, in 2016, that there are 40.3 million


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