There’s Power in Partnership

Soroptimist International works closely with many organisations to educate, empower and enable women and girls everywhere. In this latest blog, Marie-Christine Gries, SI Representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), and guest blogger, Martine Levy, representative of the World Association of Girl Guides and Scouts (WAGGGS)

COVID-19: Women’s role in the crisis response

A blog by Evelyne Para, SI UN Representative at UNESCO. Since the appearance of COVID-19 in late 2019, the number of contaminations in 188 countries and territories has exceeded 5.4 million, and 345,000 people have died. Today, the virus affects everyone, everywhere, hitting the poorest and most vulnerable communities the

COVID-19 and the rise of violence

Following her attendance at three UNESCO webinars, SI UN Representative, Marie-Christine Gries, discusses the rise in violence witnessed during the COVID-19 pandemic. "The pandemic has triggered a sharp increase in violence around the world, especially in the domestic sphere, with women being disproportionately affected. Action on behalf of victims is

Key Priorities in Education

Blog by Evelyne Para, SI UN Representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). "During the working meeting organised on 10 March 2020 at UNESCO, by Marie-Claude Machon-Honore (Chairperson of the Liaison Committee of NGOs in partnership with UNESCO), interesting exchanges allowed several members of Civil Society

Languages Without Borders

Blog by Evelyne Para, SI UN Representative at UNESCO Paris. "On 21 February, all over the world, International Mother Language Day was celebrated. The 2020 theme was 'Languages without borders'. On this occasion, UNESCO organised in Paris a space for reflection and dialogue on the contexts, challenges, and strategies to

International Day of Education

Blog by Evelyne Para, UN Representative of SI at UNESCO. "For UNESCO, education is a priority, as a human right, and as a public good. UNESCO assists countries in developing high-quality and inclusive education systems through building capacity to design and implement education policy. Without inclusive and equitable quality education

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