PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: SOROPTIMISTS STAND WITH REFUGEE WOMEN AND GIRLS

Dear Soroptimists, June 20 is World Refugee Day. According to the United Nations 1951 Refugee Convention, a refugee is someone who fled his or her home and country owing to “a well-founded fear of persecution because of his/her race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion”.

President’s Video: Women, Water & Leadership – the story so far

Watch a video message from Soroptimist International President, Mariet Verhoef-Cohen, who brings news from the 2017-2019 SI President's Appeal, 'Women, Water & Leadership'. Two transformative projects are now underway in Kenya, and Bulgaria, thanks to the generous donations of Soroptimists and all Federations. Find out more.  

President’s Message: Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development 2018-2028

World Water Day 22 March, 2018, will see the launch of the International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development 2018-2028, aiming to further improve cooperation, partnership and capacity development in response to the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. SI President, Mariet Verhoef-Cohen shares a message with Soroptimists. To

SI President’s Message: Wishing you a peaceful and successful 2018

At this time of year, we pause and reflect on the challenges and successes of a year gone by, and look forward to the opportunities and promise of the future. "Soroptimists strive for the advancement of women, human rights for all, gender equality, development and peace; all this in the

President’s Message: Calling for a violence-free future

Dear Soroptimists, 25 November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, marking Day One of the annual 16-day campaign against gender-based violence. Often, those most threatened with violence are women and girls and it is still a fact that 1 in 3 (35%) women worldwide have

President’s Message: Climate Change Conference COP23 in Bonn 6-17 November 2017

Dear Soroptimists, Last Sunday I celebrated my first 100 days as your SI President and as you know - I am a water woman. Water and climate change are of course very strongly related. Water scarcity (droughts) and water abundance (floods), which bring about so much suffering both directly and

President’s Message: International Day of Rural Women

Dear Soroptimists, The coming week sees three notable International days, leading with, 15 October, The International Day for Rural Women, closely followed by World Food Day on 16 October and International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October. The three days are inextricably linked, each issue adversely affecting
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