Eyes on the Future – A Q&A with Ayushi Kundu

In the 2nd in our series of Q&A’s we talk to Soroptimist Ayushi Kundu, Coordinator for the SI President's Appeal 2019-2021, 'The Road to Equality' Please tell us a little about your background and how you became a Soroptimist? "I am a lawyer, currently working as an Advocate at the

Eyes on the Future – A Q&A with Soroptimists

In the first in a series of Q&A's we talk to Soroptimist Amrita Gautam ‘Soroptimism’ in the eyes of a 'Soroptimist’? ‘’Optimism in everything we do, leads us to the World we want to live in’’. That is why we are Soroptimists! -Amrita Gautam   Please tell us a little

A Girl from Mogadishu #EndFGM

A Girl from Mogadishu is a film based on the testimony of global FGM activist Ifrah Ahmed, one of the SI Road to Equality President's Appeal #SoroptimistSix , and is written and directed by Mary McGuckian. "Fleeing war-torn Somalia in 2006, Ifrah Ahmed is trafficked to Ireland where a traumatic

CSW64 SI Webinar Ready to View

Webinar Title: CSW64 2020 A Webinar was presented by the Soroptimist International United Nations Representatives which is now ready for you to view by clicking on the image below.   Duration: 60 minutes Objective: To introduce the Commission on the Status of Women 64 (CSW64) 2 x one-hour webinars were

The fifty-eighth Session of the Commission for Social Development

The fifty-eighth session of the Commission for Social Development  (CSocD58) will take place from 10 to 19 February 2020 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The Commission is the advisory body responsible for the social development section of international development. This year, CSocD is celebrating the 75th anniversary of

Your Voice at the UN

2020: A New Decade Opens Before Us Blog of Evelyne Para, UN Representative of SI at UNESCO. "A hundred years after the "roaring twenties" that carried a creative euphoria and an almost fanatic belief in the industrial revolution, we are entering the "worrying twenties". On the menu for this new

Mariet Verhoef-Cohen receives Global Impact Award

San Antonio, Texas, January 18, 2020 — The Evolutionary Business Council (EBC) announced our very own Mariet Verhoef-Cohen as the winner of its prestigious GLOBAL IMPACT Award for 2019 in the 6th Annual EBC Awards of Excellence. With a total member reach of over 614 million worldwide, the EBC is

2020 – Next Step on the Journey towards Equality

Dear Soroptimists "Happy New Year to you all! The value of any social movement is having everyone moving in the same direction toward common goals. We can be the messenger that brings the complex global issues facing women and girls into focus and aligns them with the programme work of

A Letter from SI President Mariet Verhoef-Cohen

Dear Soroptimists Simone de Beauvoir, the French writer, philosopher and feminist once said: "Being a woman is not simply about being of a certain sex, it’s about being classified in society in a certain way.” As my term as your President draws to a close, we reflect on progress and

Your Voice at the U.N.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is based in Paris, meaning that the SI UN Representatives there primarily focus on education. However, because UNESCO and the NGO Committee there organise periodic meetings on various issues, SI UN Representatives often adapt their workload in order to engage with

Activism is about Passion – Meet Gift Abu, Nigeria #SoroptimistSix

"My name is Gift Abu and I am a trained nurse and midwife in Nigeria, and also an Anti-FGM Media activist since 2013. "My name is Gift Abu and I am a trained nurse and midwife in Nigeria, and also an Anti-FGM Media activist since 2013. I grew up in

A warm invitation to the SIFAF 5th Biennial Conference 2020

By Mary Muia, President, SI Future Africa Federation. "It is my honor and privilege to warmly welcome you to Soroptimist International Future Africa Federation - SIFAF’s fifth Biennial Conference on 16-19 April 2020 at the Sofitel Hotel Ivoire in Abidjan Cote D’Ivoire, the city with its beaches around the lagoons


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