SIPP Brings Cambodian Women Smiles and Hope

This week's SoroptiVoice Blog comes from Sarvina Kang, 24, from Cambodia. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Development Management at Norton University, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She joined the SIPP since June 2010 before the chartered day on July 4th 2010.  Here she describes SI Phnom Pehn's breast cancer awareness

Literacy for Life

This week's SoroptiVoice Blog comes from Helen Owen, SIGBI Assistant Programme Director for Education. Helen is a member of SI Runcorn, Frodsham and District in the UK. Here she talks about the importance of supporting International Literacy Day and projects which support literacy in countries and communities where this vital

Maternal Mortality: "I would've died… twice"

Julie Marsaban is an Independent Health Promotion Consultant with over 20 years experience in the field of maternal and child health. She was the Communications and Gender Advisor to the Special Presidential Envoy on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for the President of the Republic of Indonesia until her recent relocation

Water is a Human Right

This week's SoroptiVoice comes from Ruth Dodd, SIGBI's Assistant Programme Director for the Environment. Ruth joined SI in 1997 and is a member of Amber Valley Club in Derbyshire, England. Here she talks about the challenge of global water shortages and what Soroptimists can do to help. It's World Environment

Today is International Day of the Midwife

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

Investing in Women is Smart Economy

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

Maternal Health and HIV – Still high on the global agenda but should it be higher?

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

Women as Agents of Change: Mary Balikungeri

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

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