Day Thirteen Displacement

“Internally displaced persons, or IDPs, are among the world’s most vulnerable people. Unlike refugees, IDPs have not crossed an international border to find sanctuary but have remained inside their home countries. Even if they have fled for similar reasons as refugees (armed conflict, generalized violence, human rights violations), IDPs legally

#16Days of Online Activism against Gender Violence – Posts and Updates

During 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, Soroptimist International joined thousands of organisations around the world in campaigning at local, national and international levels to END violence against women and girls. Each day from International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on 25 November to Human Rights

Human Rights Day – Mandela, Women's Rights and Going Solar for December 10

  In a message for Human Rights Day on December 10,  International President Ann Garvie has called on Soroptimists worldwide to continue working towards human rights for all, particularly for women and children in areas affected by conflict or natural disaster. "Too many women and girls around the world are

Save Li Yan: Domestic Violence in China

Soroptimist International is calling on the Government of China to withdraw the death sentence for a woman who killed her husband after suffering months of torture and to take immediate action against the disturbing level of domestic violence in the country. Li Yan, due to be executed any day, is currently being

Visit to All China Women's Federation – Beijing 2012

  This weeks SoroptiVoice blog comes from Leigh Ellwood-Brown, SI Organisational Development Committee Chair. Leigh talks about a recent trip to Beijing, a trip which was historically relevant and shows the great relationships that SI build with other women's organisations around the world. To keep our contact and connection with the All China Women’s Federation,

December 10th Series – Stories from PNG – Jenny

It is December 10th - Human Rights Day! This is the final day of the special SoroptiVoice blog series, bringing you stories from Papua New Guinea, where this year's President's December 10th Appeal is taking place.  These stories paint a poignant picture of what life is like for women in

December 10th Series – Stories from PNG – Grace

It is December 10th - Human Rights Day! This is the final day of the special SoroptiVoice blog series, bringing you stories from Papua New Guinea, where this year's President's December 10th Appeal is taking place.  These stories paint a poignant picture of what life is like for women in

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