Soroptimist International HLPF Report 2019

The meeting of the High-Level Political Forum on sustainable development in 2019, convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, will be held from Tuesday, 9 July, to Thursday, 18 July 2019; including the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Tuesday, 16 July, to Thursday, 18 July 2019.

Protecting the Rights of Older Persons

A blog by SI UN Representative in New York, Frances Zainoeddin. "A convention formed to protect the rights of older persons will, of course, include older women, who are in the majority of people over the age of 60 - the fastest growing demographic cohort. The arguments for a convention

Beijing Platform for Action 25 years on

A blog by Pat Black "It’s never too early to start planning and special anniversaries don’t come around too often. 2020 will see a number of UN related anniversaries coinciding – the 10th Anniversary of the establishment of UN Women, 25 years since the Beijing Platform for Action Declaration and

The Gender Effect

A blog by Hafdís Karlsdóttir - the gender effect of leave and care policies – stronger with dads involved! "Gender equality starts at home. Sharing unpaid care work is a game-changer for both women and men. In the Nordics, decades of political efforts have put in place affordable and quality


A blog by Dr. Achina Kundu, President Elect of National Association of Soroptimist International (NASI) of India, 2018-2020, member of Soroptimist International of Calcutta "I had the opportunity to be a panellist and speak at an event on ‘Civil Society and Gender Empowerment – Ensuring Robust Spaces for Civil Society


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