SI Voices Webinars

Hosted by Soroptimist International, the SI Voices Series of Webinars commenced in 2020, established to recognise 100 years of our global organisation. With a catalogue of episodes dedicated to many of the issues covered by SI Road to Equality, the Soroptimist International Appeal 2019-2021, we are now looking forward to a new year, and a programme that will welcome Soroptimist experts, and international friends, and extend our Global Voice to familiar, and new audiences.

Series 2 of the SI Voices Webinars begins 29 January 2022 with Session 1 of a 3-part series focused on advocacy – and CSW66.

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This SI Voices webinar is hosted by Soroptimist International and Global Media Campaign (GMC) to End Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Hear about the SI President’s Appeal ‘Road to Equality’ from SI President Sharon Fisher, Maggie O’Kane, the Executive Director of GMC. This webinar showcases the work of the anti-FGM activists supported by SI and GMC, known as the Soroptimist Six.

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Webinar 9 sees Soroptimist International President, Sharon Fisher and UN New York Representatives share what to expect from #CSW65 and the exciting new NGO CSW Virtual Forum. Watch now to find out more and learn of the history and importance of SI’s advocacy work at CSW. Find out more about the NGO/CSW Forum at: https://www.soroptimistinternational.org/advocacy/commission-on-the-status-of-women/csw65/ Find out more about the SI Road to Equality at: https://www.soroptimistinternational.org/action/road-to-equality/

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Webinar 8 of the Soroptimist International Series of SI Voices Webinars, hosted by SI President Sharon Fisher and featuring Human Rights activist, Mandy Sanghera, and Somasree Basu from Shreeja India, and ‘Beyond Football’; the next Project to be supported by the SI Road to Equality Appeal.

  • As mentioned in the video you can register for NGO CSW Forum at: https://ngocsw.org/ngocsw65/

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A one hour webinar as part of the SI Voices Webinar Series exploring the SI Road to Equality themes and projects. Hosted by Soroptimist International President Sharon Fisher and joined by Sue Riney, Ayushi Kundu, and Claire Gilman, this webinar connects our past international project work responding to the needs of women and girls, with the challenges we face now, and continue to face as we move forward into the future.

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A one hour webinar as part of the SI Voices Webinar Series exploring the SI Road to Equality themes and projects. Hosted and presented by Soroptimist International President, Sharon Fisher, Moderated by SI UN Representative, Bette Levy – this episode addresses Federation impact and SI work in the International arena.  *Content includes discussion on violence against women.

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** 09:05 Updated information – Portugal has a free national women’s helpline. Visit for more information: www.cig.gov.pt/servicos/servico-de-informacao-as-vitimas-de-violencia-domestica **

Deemed a ‘shadow pandemic’, it is reported that during lockdown, as some four billion people stayed safe in their homes, many found themselves in danger; a parallel pandemic of violence against women taking place behind closed doors. On 5 April 2020, António Guterres, UN Secretary General, urged Member States to recognise that ‘violence is not confined to battlefields’, calling for protection of women and girls from domestic violence.

Hear from three inspiring speakers, to uncover global, national and individual perspectives of domestic violence, one of the six key themes of the SI President’s Appeal, Road to Equality. With Sarah Gallardo, Executive Director of Sarah Speaks Up; Gigie Penalosa, Governor-Elect of Philippines Region/SIA; and, Patricia Vargas is a founding member of Global Network of Women’s Shelters

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Soroptimist International Webinar 3 looks closer at the rights of Older Women. Introducing Frances Zainoeddin, Susan Somers, and Laura Tamblyn Watts.

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A one hour webinar as part of the SI Voices Webinar Series exploring the SI Road to Equality themes and projects. ‘Trafficking our Girls’, is hosted and presented by Soroptimist International President, Sharon Fisher, and Ayushi Kundu and Olga Sidenko, SI Road to Equality Co-ordinators. Speakers: Evelien Holsken, Free A Girl; Theresa Flores, Author and Activist; Jacqueline Shapiro, SI UN Representative. *Content includes discussion on violence against women.*Content includes discussion on violence against women.

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A one hour webinar as part of the SI Voices Webinar Series exploring the SI Road to Equality themes and projects. Hosted and presented by Soroptimist International President, Sharon Fisher. Speakers: Ayushi Kundu and Olga Sidenko (SI Road to Equality Co-ordinators). The webinar will delve into the six themes of SI President’s Appeal 2019-2021. *Content includes discussion on violence against women.

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