Girl’s Rights and Human Rights Frameworks

A blog by Vanesa Treers, SI UN Representative, New York. "The Human Rights Declaration set the tone where “we are all equal in dignity and rights”, additionally, it called upon the need to pay special attention to children - “children are entitled to special care”. Furthermore, The Convention on the

Human Trafficking Forum and Fair for SI Downey

A blog written by Cecilia Goñez - SI Downey, Chair of Human Trafficking "Soroptimist International of Downey, California, held its first Annual Human Trafficking Forum & Fair on Saturday, January 12th, 2019 at the Downey Adult School.  SI of Montebello showed support and solidarity with SI of Downey by donating coffee
Sonyanga FGM

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

A blog by Kay Richmond, (SIGBI Programme Director) and Rita Beaumont (SIGBI Assistant Programme Director to health and food security). "Following on from Dr. Nina Smart’s blog in December 2018, in which she explains what Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is and ‘why it takes place’… we might ask, what can

‘Tis the season – FGM

A blog by Dr. Nina Smart "December is a month of miracles, when many families around the world celebrate together, share gifts and renew their faith through meaningful rituals that affirm beliefs.  In many homes this includes the preparations for a girl's 'fixing' or 'initiation' or 'getting her ready for

Why is Social Protection so Important for Women?

At the Committee for Social Development Fifth Session held in Bangkok from 28-30 November 2018, the Committee deliberated on strategies for strengthening social protection in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the Asia Pacific. Here Dr. Theresa W. Devasahayam, SI UN Representative for Bangkok, Thailand writes

Soroptimist Midwestern Region – true #WWLSoroptimists

by SI Advocacy Director Bev Bucur During my first year as a Soroptimist, in 1993, I had the opportunity to meet three remarkable women, Marie-Jeanne Bosia-Bererat (Switzerland) then the incoming President of Soroptimist International, Anne Farrington (New Zealand) Soroptimist International Treasurer, and Dr. Jeannine Jacquemin, United Nations Education Scientific and

So What? Part Two – Women in Urban Planning

A blog by Angela Sauvage "The achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will require all hands on deck.  It will require different sectors and actors working together in an integrated manner.  To help leverage expertise and knowledge into policy, practice, and action,

Soroptimists educating and empowering Rwandan women and children

A blog by Catherine Dunmore, Advocacy Manager Soroptimist International is delighted to introduce Catherine Dunmore, who has joined us as SI Advocacy Manager. Catherine is a qualified Solicitor of England & Wales, and received her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Essex (UK), and Master of Laws with Collaborative Program in Women


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