Reaching Out To Rural Women

The four villages of Navala, Namau, Nadrugu and Tabuquto, are more than 30 km away from Ba town, inland from the coast of Viti Levu, Fiji's largest island. Most of the women living here are unemployed or do domestic duties. Far away from shops, supermarkets, the women work hard to

Meet the SI NGO CSW/New York Interns for 2017/18

Each year, NGO CSW/NY has between five to eight interns to help facilitate the mission of the committee to achieve gender equality, and facilitate the smooth running of the actual Commission.  Soroptimist International sponsors the internship programme. Here, we get to know a little about the interns for 2017/2018. Read

Educate to Lead: Leaving no Girl or Woman Behind

Soroptimist International’s current priority area of focus is the Sustainable Development Goals, which the UN set in 2015 as the agenda for the next 15 years, concentrating on Goal 4 – Education, and Goal 5 – Gender Equality, and other areas that relate to women’s empowerment. Soroptimist International believes promoting

SI UN Representative Recruitment

Recruitment NEWS: SI is looking to appoint UN Representatives in the Vienna area to attend official UN meetings, and report back to Soroptimist International headquarters. The applicant must live within travelling distance of the United Nations centre in Vienna. For more information, please click on the role description and an

Understanding the gender dimension of water and waste

World leaders, water experts, development professionals, policy-makers, and one astronaut, gathered in Stockholm for a week-long meeting focused on finding ways to better use, and reuse, the world’s increasingly scarce fresh water. Stockholm International Water Institute Executive Director, Torgny Holmgren says: “World Water Week is a key meeting place for

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


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