President’s Post: International Literacy Day, 8 September 2017

Dear Soroptimists, As our IPP Yvonne is an expert in education and feels very strong about literacy and education I thought it would be a good initiative to ask Yvonne to write about Literacy for the Literacy Day, today 8 September! I would like to thank Yvonne for this great

President’s Post: My thoughts are with all who are suffering

Dear Soroptimists around the world, I write this from the World Water Week, Stockholm, where all 3,100 participants are following news of the terrible situation with heavy rain and storms in Texas and Louisiana in the USA and in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, South-Asia and more. My sympathy goes out to all the

President’s Post: Follow me at World Water Week

Dear Soroptimists, This coming Sunday is the kick-off for the World Water Week for a Water Wise World. World Water Week is a conference organised by Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). The conference focuses on new thinking and positive action toward water-related challenges and their impact on the environment, health, climate,

SI President’s Post: Inaugural Speech – Mariet Verhoef-Cohen SI President 2017-2019

On Saturday 29 July 2017 Mariet Verhoef-Cohen was inaugurated as the Soroptimist International President, for the 2017 – 2019 biennium. During her First Board Meeting, which was attended by silent observers from the four SI Federations, Mariet delivered an engaging and informative speech, setting out her vision for the new

SI President’s Message: Soroptimists congratulate Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

An open letter of congratulations to Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka. Soroptimist International congratulates Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on her appointment to a second term as Executive Director of UN Women. We applaud the decision by the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, to provide you with a second term as Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations

SI President’s Post: Celebrating many years of Soroptimist service

"The Soroptimist movement is heading for its centennial in 2021. Many of our volunteers have been members for a long time, and continue to give service to transform the lives and status of women and girls through education, empowerment and enabling opportunities. It is a privilege to acknowledge our wise

SI President’s Post: Promoting Awareness of Human Trafficking

Innovative education for effective crime prevention: the Alliance promoting awareness of human trafficking among flight crew. "Human trafficking is a heinous crime and one which affects women in greater numbers than men. Soroptimists worldwide raise awareness, and advocate for change to address this confronting issue. An event I attended aimed

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