A Closer Look at Leadership – the first in a series introduced by Ulla Madsen, Chair of the SI Leadership Development Committee

Immediate Past President of Soroptimist International of Europe and Chair of the SI Leadership Development Committee (LDC), Ulla Madsen, introduces the first in a series of video interviews with SI Directors, Officers and UN Representatives, with the aim of increasing awareness of the work of SI and the SI leadership

SI President-Elect Mariet Verhoef-Cohen appointed Vice-Chair Water Scarcity Committee

During the Global Framework for Action to Cope with Water Scarcity in Agriculture Partners’ and stakeholders’ Meeting, held at FAO Headquarters in Rome on 19 and 20 April 2017, Soroptimist International President-Elect and Women for Water Partnership President, Mariet Verhoef-Cohen was appointed Vice-Chair of the interim Steering Committee (SC), which

Soroptimists and Free A Girl

Free a Girl Movement has announced the opening of School for Justice, Mumbai, India, a school and education programme offering support, tuition and the mentoring required for girls to reach university level. The first project of the Free a Girl Movement, School for Justice is much more than just a

75th Session of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

The 75th session of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) will take place from 15 May to 2 June 2017 at the United Nations Geneva. Countries including Bhutan, Cameroon and Mongolia will be reviewed. This human rights mechanisms provides a critical opportunity to provide recommendations to governments

Soroptimist Wins Design Competition for CSW Handbook Cover

This morning, the CSW61 NGO Consultation Day is taking place at The Kaye Playhouse, Hunter College, New York, and hot off the press is the NGO CSW61 Handbook, with a cover design by Soroptimist, Villy Makou. Here we talk to Villy to find out more about her design, and her inspiration for this fresh and original

Syria ‘Back to School’

In the past two years, SI has reported on the wonderful work of the Dutch Soroptimists and the Soroptimist/UNICEF project Syria 'Back to School'. Thanks to their astonishing hard work, since 2014 they have collected more than € 500,000 which has been used to help build 22 classrooms and 11 container

Soroptimist International at CSW61

Less than a week away, 13 – 24 March 2017, will see the 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) taking place in the United Nations headquarters in New York. CSW is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.

SI Announces International Director of Advocacy 2017-2019

Lead home page image courtesy of UN Photo/John Isaac Soroptimist International President, Yvonne Simpson is delighted to announce the appointment of Bev Bucur as International Director of Advocacy for the 2017 – 2019 biennium. Bev will take up her post on Saturday 29 July 2017, in Rotterdam. “The Soroptimist theme of ‘Soroptimists

Soroptimist International joins Women for Water Partnership

“When we bring our expertise and resources together, we become a powerful force for progress”. UN Women Soroptimist International is delighted to announce its membership of Women for Water Partnership (WfWP). Joining the partnership together with other influential organisations such as International Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW), Women


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