Access to water, organic farming and new careers, for women and girls in rural Malaysia #WWLSoroptimist

SI Region of Malaysia proposed a progressive project ‘Clean Water for Rural Communities’ to take place in Sarawak and Sabah on the island of Borneo. With Phase one of the project, part of the SI President’s Appeal, ‘Women, Water & Leadership’ now completed, we are excited to bring you news

Vocational Training of Women: an excellent investment

11 March saw the event 'Vocational training of women: an excellent investment' sponsored by Soroptimist International of Europe (SIE) and co-sponsored by Women for Water Partnership (WfWP), Business and Professional Women (BPW) and Soroptimist International (SI). Photo: Panelists at the event Vocational Training of Women: an excellent investment Access to

Why is Social Protection so Important for Women?

At the Committee for Social Development Fifth Session held in Bangkok from 28-30 November 2018, the Committee deliberated on strategies for strengthening social protection in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the Asia Pacific. Here Dr. Theresa W. Devasahayam, SI UN Representative for Bangkok, Thailand writes

Contemporary Enslavement and Trafficking of Women and Girls – UNODC Vienna

Around 800 Government representatives, crime experts and civil society partners met in Vienna, 15 - 19 October,  2018, for the Ninth Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP9) to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime (UNTOC). Approaching its 20th anniversary in 2020, this instrument is now being

Intrinsically linked – Women (SDG5) and Water (SDG6) High-Level Political Forum 2018

Organizer and co-organizers: Permanent Mission of Hungary to the UN, Women and Water Partnership Contributors: International Federation of Business and Professional Women, Soroptimist International, NGO CSW New York Chair: H.E. Ambassador Katalin Annamaria Bogyay, Permanent Representative of Hungary to the UN. H. E. Ambassador Bogyay began by sharing her country's

Indigenous Women Transforming Power

A blog by Christine Johnstone "Presented by Madre, the theme was Addressing Political Concerns, this was a panel event, allowing 4 strong progressive rural women the chance to tell their story, and advocate on behalf of their communities. Panellists were: Rose Cunningham from Nicaragua, Lucy Mulenkei from Kenya, Aminatu Samira from Cameroon

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