The Journey to Age Equality

International Day of Older Persons  A blog by Frances Zainoeddin, SI Representative to the United Nations, New York 'The Journey to Age Equality' was the theme for the 2019 celebration of International Day of Older Persons (1 October), held at the United Nations in New York, organised by the NGO

Women and Precariousness

A blog by  SI UN Representative, Paris, Evelyne Para. "On 8 October 2019 in Paris, at the Ministry of Solidarity and Health, I participated in an important meeting entitled 'Women and Precariousness, State of play, Challenges, Perspectives'. This meeting was held one week before 17 October, date of celebration of

8th Annual Girls Speak Out

By SI UN Representative, New York, Vanesa Treers “To be a refugee girl means that we are always constantly on the edge of eviction because we cannot afford to pay the rent on our house. I am afraid of the moment that we become homeless....... then I might well accept

UN Human Rights Council 42: Women & Addictions

SI UN Representative in Geneva, Berthe De Vos, attends the United Nations Human Rights Council 42: ‘Women and Addiction’ panel discussion, and considers the issues surrounding women and addiction and the provision of their human rights. “This debate was in collaboration with Dianova International, an NGO engaged in addiction treatment

Day of the Girl – Unscripted and Unstoppable

Today is the #DayofTheGirl. Read a wonderful blog by Sarah Cowley - her thoughts on today and her experience being part of Soroptimist International *Originally written for SI Moreton North Inc. Special thanks to Sarah and Chris Knight of Soroptimist International South West Pacific for sharing this blog with us.

Civil Society Forum – Stakeholder Group on Ageing

The Civil Society Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Forum, held during the General Assembly and organised by the Major Groups and other Stakeholders (MGoS) High Level Political Forum (HLPF) Coordinating Mechanism, creates a space for dialogue between civil society and UN Member States, together with international and regional organisations and constituencies.

Widows and Conflict-Related Situations

A blog by Berthe De Vos, SI UN Representative in Geneva, "Earlier this week, I attended the UN Human Rights Council 42: 'Widows and Conflict-related Situations' panel discussion moderated by Ms. Lois Herman, Managing Director WUNRN, Women’s UN Report Network. Initially, I felt saddened by the lack of interest from

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