International Day of the Midwife 5 May 2011 Over 340,000 women die each year in childbirth, with millions more suffering infection and disability as a result of preventable maternal causes. UN agencies, the WHO and a host of civil society organisations, including Soroptimist International, are committed to addressing maternal mortality
This weeks guest blogger is Ulrike Neubert, SIE's Programme Director. "Investing in women is smart economy" - here she reflects upon this statement and the need to empower women economically as well as socially. 'Investing in women is smart economy": This is a statement which was first circulated by the world bank and has
As the April 15th deadline for early bird registration draws closer, SI are posting a special series of blog posts introducing some of brilliant key note and plenary speakers who will be appearing at Convention. Remember, the early bird gets the worm - register now! When Canadian medical geographer Dr. Kirsty
This weeks guest blogger is Rita Allen, SIGBI's Assistant Programme Director for Health. Here she talks about the UNICEF petition calling for the UK Government to contribute more money to the Global Fund and announces SIGBI's exciting new partnership with 'Mother and Child Advocacy International'. UNICEF UK’s Campaign Team recently delivered
SI was privileged to take part in the Commonwealth's 'Women as Agents of Change' competition, launched to celebrate the theme of Commonwealth Day 2011. Although we were restricted to only 3 nominations, we received many fantastic submissions. This week, we will be running a special blog series to celebrate all
This weeks guest blogger is Kirsti Guttormsen from SI Molde, Norway. Here she considers the importance of getting more women into science and technology and shares ideas on how to do it! Women and Girls in Science and Technology - this was a main topic at CSW 55, but who
This weeks guest blogger is Margaret Cook, SI's International Assistant Programme Director. Here she reflects on her CSW experience and pulls out the best bits of week 2 to share. It is now two weeks since I returned home and I have had a chance to reflect upon the experience.
From now on, you will hear the name of Michelle Bachelet often. Who is Michelle Bachelet? She is the first Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of UN Women which was established on July 2nd, 2010 by the United Nations General Assembly. Under Ms. Bachelet's leadership, UN Women will lead,