Climate Justice – what does it mean?

A blog by Pat Black "In 2015 everyone celebrated when all the UN Member States signed up to the ‘Paris Agreement’ on climate change. It made international news headlines, unusual for a UN Agreement. When President Donald Trump announced last year he would withdraw the USA from the agreement he

Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

A blog by Wanda Peters, SI Public Relations Officer "On 3 May 2018, I attended a keynote address and panel discussion entitled ‘Leadership in Human Rights, Diversity, and Inclusion’ in the Academiegebouw, one of the beautiful old buildings of Utrecht University. This year, on 10 December to be precise, it

Raising the baton for Australian Soroptimists

by Catherine Heiner, Publicity Officer, SI Bayside "SI Australian President, Ralda Forzin, participated in the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR), raising the baton high for Australian Soroptimists. The Queen’s Baton arrived at the Opening Ceremony of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games last Wednesday. Photo: Ralda Forzin participated in the Queen’s Baton

Water – Decade for Action

On World Water Day, 22 March 2018, the International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development 2018-2028 was launched at the United Nations. The Decade aims to further improve cooperation, partnership, and capacity development in response to the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Following a presentation of a short

CSW62 Agreed Conclusions

Commission on the Status of Women Sixty-second session 12 – 23 March 2018 'Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls' Agreed conclusions 23 March 2018. Photo: Following the release of Draft 2 of the agreed conclusions and after a full day of

The Nation’s Future: Ending Child Marriage

A blog by Paula Freschi Kamena (Ret.) Marin County District Attorney and Soroptimist of Marin County "The Nation’s Future: Ending Child Marriage, hosted by the Permanent Mission of Ghana to the United Nations and Zonta International Leslie Wright, Moderator Zonta International United Nations Committee Chair H.E, Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee – Opening

Indigenous Women Transforming Power

A blog by Christine Johnstone "Presented by Madre, the theme was Addressing Political Concerns, this was a panel event, allowing 4 strong progressive rural women the chance to tell their story, and advocate on behalf of their communities. Panellists were: Rose Cunningham from Nicaragua, Lucy Mulenkei from Kenya, Aminatu Samira from Cameroon

Human Trafficking in America and Strategies on Gender Parity

A blog covering two events by Paula Freschi Kamena (Ret.) Marin County District Attorney and Soroptimist of Marin County Human Trafficking In America:  Risks for Women and Girls in Rural Areas and Faith-Based Prevention Panel: Rev. Jan Hagetsu, Hoebreichts, Heart Circle Sanghe  Alicia Webber, Salvation Army SAFE-T Program, Member Nebraska Human Trafficking

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