Diamond Celebrations for SI St Albans and District

Women Serving the St Albans Community Since 1957  a blog by Jane Slatter, SI St Albans and District "The highlight of our weekend celebrating the 60th anniversary of SI St Albans and District, was the glittering diamond gala dinner on Saturday night at Aldwickbury Park Golf Club, Harpenden. Guests of

Soroptimists Taking Action – Women in Prison

By Dr Kay Richmond, Chair of the Soroptimist International UK Programme Action Committee. According to the ICPR World Female Imprisonment List, which compiled the latest data available in July 2015, more than 700,000 women and girls are held in penal institutions throughout the world. The ICPR data shows that the

Soroptimist Nordic Leadership Academy 2017

by Johanna  Richardsson Lead Image: Nordic Soroptimists discussing the SNLA concept with SI President Yvonne Simpson, Sofia, Bulgaria. "We have something really good going on in the Nordic countries and we would like to share it with you. As you all know Soroptimists have a mission to Educate to Lead

SI at interactive expert panel discussion CSW61

20 March 2017, saw an interactive panel of five experts from national gender equality mechanisms, academia, civil society organisations and national statistical offices discuss, Enhancing availability and use of data and gender statistics to support accelerated implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action as well as the 2030 Agenda for

World Water Day 22 March 2017

by SI President-Elect, Mariet Verhoef-Cohen "World Water Day is held annually on 22 March to focus attention on the importance of freshwater and to campaign for the sustainable management of water resources. The ever-increasing world population and the rapid spread of industrialization are resulting in a higher demand for the

CSW61 Every girl. Everywhere. Period.

Thursday 16 March, and another fantastic day at CSW61. Following yesterday's successful Soroptimist International event, Opening the Door to Economic Empowerment for Women and Girls (click HERE to read the story), today began with the Informal NGO Morning Briefing, organised by NGO CSW/NY with H.E. Ambassador Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, Chair of the

Opening the Door to Economic Empowerment for Women and Girls

Organised by Soroptimist International (SI), ‘Opening the Door to Economic Empowerment for Women and Girls’ took place on Wednesday 15 March at 10:30am, in the Hardin Room, Church Centre. Recognising that advancing women’s economic empowerment in the world of work is essential for achieving gender equality, this event took a closer look


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