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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: https://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2020/2/announcer-csw64-advisory 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

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

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