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

Your Voice at the UN

This month's edition focuses on the Beijing +25 Regional Review Forum held in Geneva, 28-29 October. The forum gathered together Member States and Civil Society Actors to review progress made towards achieving gender equality across the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) region since the Beijing Declaration and Platform

Soroptimist International organises Side Event at Budapest Water Summit 2019

Last week, the third Budapest Water Summit (BWS2019), took place in Budapest, Hungary, from 15-17 October 2019, under the theme ‘Preventing Water Crises.’ Focusing on key water issues, such as water security, and promoting solutions, it served as a platform for political decision-makers, private sector representatives and the academic community

Day of the Girl – Unscripted and Unstoppable

Today is the #DayofTheGirl. Read a wonderful blog by Sarah Cowley - her thoughts on today and her experience being part of Soroptimist International *Originally written for SI Moreton North Inc. Special thanks to Sarah and Chris Knight of Soroptimist International South West Pacific for sharing this blog with us.


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