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

CSW 55: Raising Voices, Transforming Societies

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.


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