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

July 30 World Day against Trafficking in Persons

Soroptimists respond A blog by Pat Black, SI Statements Advisor  "Many years ago (too many for me to remember but probably almost 20) I attended a Soroptimist Convention at which a young woman spoke about the horrors of trading in human lives, how little was known about it and how

Plastics and the HLPF 2018

A blog by Janet Hall Schempf SI Anchorage on Cook Inlet, Alaska, USA "The United Nation’s High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) is meeting this month to discuss progress towards Sustainable Development Goals.  Over the course of the two-week meeting, the topic of 'plastics' is considered from many angles,

Intrinsically linked – Women (SDG5) and Water (SDG6) High-Level Political Forum 2018

Organizer and co-organizers: Permanent Mission of Hungary to the UN, Women and Water Partnership Contributors: International Federation of Business and Professional Women, Soroptimist International, NGO CSW New York Chair: H.E. Ambassador Katalin Annamaria Bogyay, Permanent Representative of Hungary to the UN. H. E. Ambassador Bogyay began by sharing her country's

Leadership and the SDGs – HLPF

A blog by Nicole Pantaleo, SI Marin County "What is leadership? “The process of influencing the activities of an organized group toward goal achievement.” (Rauch & Behling) Is the traditional leadership model relevant in today’s ever-changing world? What other forms of leadership can be more effective for the public sector? Do

Making Cities Inclusive, Safe and Resilient – SDG 11

Review of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) implementation: SDG 11 – Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable, 11 July at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF). Concept Note: Cities and human settlements are where many of our accomplishments and obstacles to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda are


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