Soroptimist International seeks Volunteer United Nations Representative for New York.

We are excited to announce that the window for applications for the position of Volunteer United Nations Representative in New York is now open! The key criteria for applicants are as follows: Must be a Soroptimist living in the New York area; Must be able to speak and write English;

Presidents Message

Soroptimists, Photo: Sharon Fisher "As we all continue to adjust to a new way of being, the true scale and far-reaching consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to take shape. With a third of the world population currently on some form of a lockdown, a recent statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director

Our Voice at the UN

This edition follows the activities of SI's United Nations Representatives in Vienna. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), the UN Industrial Development Office (UNIDO) and the UN Convention on Transnational Organised Crime (UNTOC) are all based in Vienna.

Soroptimists in Action

As much of the world is forced to press pause, as the COVID-19 pandemic surges through our health, social and economic worlds, Soroptimists are continuing to do what they do best - 'Stepping Up', and advocating and taking action to support women and girls at grassroots level. Here is the

Soroptimist International welcomes Maureen Maguire as President Elect

Soroptimist International (SI) President Sharon Fisher is delighted to announce Maureen Maguire as SI President Elect 2020-21. Due to commence her duties from 01 July this year, Maureen began her journey as a Soroptimist in 1989 and is a member of SI Portadown in Northern Ireland. Serving at Club, Regional,

Findings from the UN World Water Development Report 2020

An informative review of the recently released United Nations World Water Development Report 2020 by SI Special Advisor to Advocacy, Linda Witong "It’s official. According to the United Nations World Water Development Report 2020 climate change affects ecosystems, biodiversity, food security, human health, energy production, human societies, gender equality and

Green light for fifth Soroptimist International Federation – SI of Africa

Soroptimist International of Africa SI President Sharon Fisher announces: “It is with great pleasure I report the results of the Soroptimist International Future Africa Federation (SIFAF) ballot. The official result of the ballot closed 19 March and has now been reviewed and verified as follows:   Clubs in Africa eligible

Q&A #HearMySIVoice

We settle down for a chat with Sarah Cowley, of SI Moreton North Inc Australia SISWP Please tell us a little about your background and how you became a Soroptimist? "I have 10 years’ experience across Global Communications, Project Management, and Human Resources. I have led teams in Australia, Asia,

CSW64 Advisory

Date: Monday, 2 March, 2020 Original Report at: UPDATE: 2 March, New York— Following the UN Secretary-General’s recommendation to Member States to amend the format of the 64th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in light of the current concerns regarding coronavirus disease (COVID-19), an informal

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

World Cancer Day

Dr. Janet Maker is an inspiring speaker who presented twice during the Breast Cancer awareness month programme at SI Downey in Camino Real Region. She is the author of “The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Breast Cancer”, the story of her own journey and all the things she learned, designed to


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