Women’s Leadership: Redesigning the Post COVID-19 Era

A blog by Helen Yang, Soroptimist International of the Americas (SIA) “I was honoured to represent SIA Taiwan Region and participate in the LEAP (Leadership Acceleration Program) Workshop and Women's Leadership Webinar. Held in person and online, from 28 September to 1 October 2020, the workshop connected women around the

The Importance of Open Science during COVID-19

Blog by Evelyne Para, SI UN Representative at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). Historically, scientific knowledge, models, and publications have not been widely accessible. A lack of open collaboration and access to scientific materials is exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis. In a fragmented scientific and political

Addressing the “new normal” in education

Blog by Marie-Christine Gries, SI UN Representative in Paris. "Facing the COVID crisis at school, UNESCO has launched the Global Education Coalition to support countries in scaling up their best distance learning practices and reaching children and youth who are most at risk. Never before have we witnessed educational disruption

Trafficking and The Girl Child

As part of Soroptimist International’s (SI’s) series of blogs discussing the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA), SI United Nations (UN) Representative, Jacqueline Shapiro, examines the topic of the girl child, recalling the work by activists to insure the girl child was included in the BPfA, and that ensuring


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