A Letter from SI President Mariet Verhoef-Cohen

Dear Soroptimists Simone de Beauvoir, the French writer, philosopher and feminist once said: "Being a woman is not simply about being of a certain sex, it’s about being classified in society in a certain way.” As my term as your President draws to a close, we reflect on progress and

A warm invitation to the SIFAF 5th Biennial Conference 2020

By Mary Muia, President, SI Future Africa Federation. "It is my honor and privilege to warmly welcome you to Soroptimist International Future Africa Federation - SIFAF’s fifth Biennial Conference on 16-19 April 2020 at the Sofitel Hotel Ivoire in Abidjan Cote D’Ivoire, the city with its beaches around the lagoons

When a journalist comes to call #16days

In June 2019 President-Elect, Sharon Fisher, Director of Advocacy, Bev Bucur, and SI United Nations New York Representative, Bette Levy, attended the Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver, Canada. Women Deliver is a leading global advocate for gender equality and the health, rights, and well-being of girls and women. 8,000 people

Elder Women – Violence and Discrimination #16days

Age and Ageism -a change in attitudes and new protection laws - An article by past SI United Nations Representative, Vienna, Dora Vrdlovec "Age discrimination is a widespread phenomenon: in all countries of the world older people may endure physical, sexual, psychological, verbal or financial violence; it may take place

End Child Marriage #16Days

SI Advocacy Coordinator, Hannah Agius, discusses the need for community-specific responses to child marriage: “It is estimated that 12 million girls are married before the age of 18 each year. Evidence shows that this practice puts girls at an increased risk of physical and psychological violence. We know that cases

Human Trafficking #16Days

An article written by Dawn Marie Lemonds - SI Committee Chair and SI Board Director "In 1995 at the Beijing 4th World Conference, Human Slavery/Human Trafficking was seen as 'hardly an issue', and yet, the practice was viewed to be a priority for many Soroptimists already working in this area

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

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