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Sign up to the Virtual NGO CSW65 Forum!

The 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will run from 15 - 26 March 2021 at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters, New York. Running alongside the events occurring within the UN Headquarters, the NGO Committee for Commission on the Status of Women, New York (NGO

59th Session of the Commission for Social Development (2021)

The fifty-ninth session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD59) will take place from 8 to 17 February 2021 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, and for the first time, participants from across the world are able to join virtually. The Commission is the advisory body responsible for

SI Position Paper ‘COVID-19 and Gender Inequality’

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on women and girls throughout the world, affecting all aspects of life, including health, education, employment, and personal safety. SI advocates for the protection of women and girls' human rights and for their full and equal participation in all levels of decision

10 December – Lugari Youth Training on the Road to Equality

10 December is traditionally the day Soroptimists join together in support of the SI President’s Appeal; a tradition established by SI President Catharine Salt in 1981. This year has proved a challenging time for all, and as we attempt to make plans for 2021, one thing is evident, and that

Webinar 17 December – Progress: From our Past, to our Future

The UN Women Generation Equality campaign, brings together gender equality advocates and visionaries instrumental in creating the Beijing Platform for Action, with future advocates of women's and girls' rights, demanding equal pay, equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, an end to sexual harassment and violence against women and

SI Voices Webinar – Ending domestic violence on the Road to Equality

Deemed a 'shadow pandemic', it is reported that during lockdown, as some four billion people stayed safe in their homes, many found themselves in danger; a parallel pandemic of violence against women taking place behind closed doors. On 5 April 2020, António Guterres, UN Secretary General, urged Member States to

Applications for President Appeal Co-ordinator 2022-2023

Mid-January 2021 – 31 December 2024 - working with the SI President's Appeal for the biennium 2022 – 2023 Soroptimist International is pleased to announce that it is inviting applications for the volunteer role, President Appeal Co-ordinator.  The SI PA Coordinator will work with the President Elect to research and

SI Voices Webinar – Ending FGM on the Road to Equality

We are delighted to invite you to register for the 4th webinar in our SI Voices series! -  this time taking a look at a key theme of the SI President's Appeal, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Hosted by SI President, Sharon Fisher, and SI President Appeal Co-ordinators, Olga Sidenko and

Soroptimist International – A winner in the Incredible Impacts Programme 2020

The business events sector is one of many to be hit hard by the ongoing pandemic, however, not to be held down, The Incredible Impacts Programme, now in its fourth year, is again recognising and celebrating associations who have proved dedication in creating legacies that reach far beyond the conference

SI Voices Webinar – Speak out for Older Women

We are delighted to invite you to register for the third webinar in our SI Voices series! -  this time focusing specifically on one of the key themes of the SI President's Appeal, Older Women. Hosted by SI President, Sharon Fisher, and SI President Appeal Co-ordinators, Olga Sidenko and Ayushi

Our Voice at the UN

New York - Part 1. COVID-19 might have silenced the city that never sleeps, but it hasn’t stopped our team of UN Representatives in New York from advocating for women and girls. Our Representatives continue to work virtually, to ensure that the voice of Civil Society will be heard. Our

UN Secretary-General Meets with Women’s Civil Society

Written by SI Advocacy Advisor, Linda Witong. Owing to the cancellation of the Commission on the Status of Women earlier this year, the Secretary-General’s annual consultation with women’s civil society was postponed. However, on 31 August 2020, a virtual Townhall Meeting was held between UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, and a

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