President’s Message: World Toilet Day

Dear Soroptimists, This Sunday is World Toilet Day. This year World Toilet Day focuses on wastewater, continuing the theme of World Water Day. Inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis, this annual event is an important day on the Soroptimist calendar. 4.5 billion people are living without a household toilet that safely disposes of waste. Women are

President’s Post: Rules of Water, Rules for Life

Dear Soroptimists, This week I will be attending the event ‘Rules of Water, Rules for Life’, the first edition of an annual conference organised by Milano Global and the Milan Center for Food Law and Policy, held in Milan on the theme of water as a legal asset and as a key

President’s Post: My thoughts are with all who are suffering

Dear Soroptimists around the world, I write this from the World Water Week, Stockholm, where all 3,100 participants are following news of the terrible situation with heavy rain and storms in Texas and Louisiana in the USA and in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, South-Asia and more. My sympathy goes out to all the

Understanding the gender dimension of water and waste

World leaders, water experts, development professionals, policy-makers, and one astronaut, gathered in Stockholm for a week-long meeting focused on finding ways to better use, and reuse, the world’s increasingly scarce fresh water. Stockholm International Water Institute Executive Director, Torgny Holmgren says: “World Water Week is a key meeting place for

President’s Post: Follow me at World Water Week

Dear Soroptimists, This coming Sunday is the kick-off for the World Water Week for a Water Wise World. World Water Week is a conference organised by Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). The conference focuses on new thinking and positive action toward water-related challenges and their impact on the environment, health, climate,

SI President-Elect Mariet Verhoef-Cohen appointed Vice-Chair Water Scarcity Committee

During the Global Framework for Action to Cope with Water Scarcity in Agriculture Partners’ and stakeholders’ Meeting, held at FAO Headquarters in Rome on 19 and 20 April 2017, Soroptimist International President-Elect and Women for Water Partnership President, Mariet Verhoef-Cohen was appointed Vice-Chair of the interim Steering Committee (SC), which

Soroptimist International joins Women for Water Partnership

“When we bring our expertise and resources together, we become a powerful force for progress”. UN Women Soroptimist International is delighted to announce its membership of Women for Water Partnership (WfWP). Joining the partnership together with other influential organisations such as International Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW), Women

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