SI Board Restructure

At the recent SI Final Board Meeting of the 2015- 2017 biennium, the directors unanimously agreed to restructure the SI board. Today, they have released the following statement to ensure all members are informed and have the opportunity to show their support for this positive step forward for our global

Connecting Children to the Arts

The United Nations observes International Day of Peace every year on 21 September, and this year a young Soroptimist from Moreton North Inc, Australia, Sarah Cowley and her group’s Peace Crane Project have been invited to speak at the United Nations event in New York, under the theme 'Together for

Inauguration of Soroptimist International President 2017-2019 Biennium

During a celebrating meeting on 29 July 2017 at Rotterdam, Mariet Verhoef-Cohen was inaugurated with overwhelming support as President of Soroptimist International (SI) for the 2017 – 2019 biennium; the first Dutch President in the organisation’s almost 100 years of existence. Mariet Verhoef-Cohen succeeds New Zealand’s Yvonne Simpson as International

HLPF – Making the SDGs Work for Women and Girls 2017

Today, 10 July 2017, the High-level Political Forum (HLPF) will convene in the United Nations headquarters in New York, to review and follow-up the 2030 Agenda. This year’s theme will focus on Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world. The Soroptimist International HLPF report Global Perspectives on Eradicating

Every Soroptimist Club should have an Anne!

Soroptimist Anne Farrington’s lifelong commitment and service to women is acknowledged in her appointment as a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) in the NZ Queen’s Birthday Honours. Anne’s Soroptimist work includes holding positions at local, region, national, federation and international levels. Anne was a charter member

Educating Rupa

SI Edmonton requested $500 in Canadian Funds for a scholarship for seventeen-year-old Rupa Basnet. An amazing and ambitious young woman, Rupa Basnet is one of many female students within the current 2016 Nepali Children’s Education Project (NCEP) scholarship project in Kathmandu. The NCEP vision is based on the belief that

Classrooms in the Clouds

Classrooms in the Clouds (CITC) was established in August 2007, registered as a charity with the Scottish Charity Commission. Although UK based, CITC has supporters from many countries and the first CITC project was completed in the village of Lukla, a town in the Khumbu area of the Solu Khumbu

The Lost Children

SI President Yvonne Simpson and SIE Immediate Past President Ulla Madsen report. At the 26th Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice 2017, UN Vienna May 25, 2017, SIE Immediate Past President, Ulla Madsen was panellist at the side event, ‘The Lost Children - Safeguarding unaccompanied migrant


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