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SI President’s Message: Soroptimists congratulate Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

tir, 07/11/2017 - 14:46

Soroptimist International congratulates Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on her appointment to a second term as Executive Director of UN Women.

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HLPF – Making the SDGs Work for Women and Girls 2017

man, 07/10/2017 - 16:28

As the High Level Political Forum 2017 convenes at the UN, New York, Soroptimist International releases the HLPF report 'Global Perspectives on Eradicating Poverty and Promoting Prosperity in a Changing World: Making the SDGs work for women and girls'.

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SI President’s Post: The ‘P’ keys for SI Cologne’s success

man, 07/10/2017 - 13:28

SI Cologne celebrated 60 years of Soroptimist service in style, from 30 June – 2 July 2017. The celebration was memorable for many reasons, most of them starting with 'P'!

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SI President’s Post: SI Eldoret, Kenya, making a different to street children

man, 07/10/2017 - 12:23

SI International President, Yvonne Simpson and International Director of Advocacy-Elect, Bev Bucur were privileged to visit the SI Eldoret’s Rescue Centre project in Kenya on the 15 June 2017. The Centre rescues abandoned children from living on the street.

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Every Soroptimist Club should have an Anne!

fre, 07/07/2017 - 11:46

Soroptimist Anne Farrington’s lifelong commitment and service to women is acknowledged in her appointment as a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) in the NZ Queen’s Birthday Honours. Anne’s Soroptimist work includes holding positions at local, region, national, federation and international levels. Anne was a charter member

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A warm welcome to a new generation of leaders

tor, 07/06/2017 - 11:30

"I just got back from Öland and the Soroptimist Nordic Leadership Academy (SNLA), 26 -30 of June 2017 where twenty-three young women from all the five Nordic countries gathered together at Ölands Folkhögskola.

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A Closer Look at Leadership Part Three – SI UN Reps Nairobi

tor, 07/06/2017 - 10:38

As SI UN Reps in Nairobi, Alice Odingo and Rose Mwangi focus on issues such as rural women, disaster risk reduction, and the effects of climate change on women and girls.

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A warm welcome to a new generation of leaders

ons, 07/05/2017 - 13:51

"I just got back from Öland and the Soroptimist Nordic Leadership Academy (SNLA), 26 -30 of June 2017 where twenty-three young women from all the five Nordic countries gathered together at Ölands Folkhögskola.

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Educating Rupa

ons, 07/05/2017 - 10:21

Funds from the SI President’s Appeal 2015-2017 will facilitate six months of tuition, textbooks and school uniform for Rupa to ensure that she can complete her education, graduate from high school and realise her dream to study law. The project will be on-going until Rupa is finished her education and becomes independent.

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A Road Map to Gender Equality Now: Symposium for Action

tir, 07/04/2017 - 15:16

"If there is one thing you can count on Soroptimists for… they will go the extra mile. On 17 June, A Road Map to Gender Equality Now: Symposium for Action, an open event in Vancouver was held, with Soroptimists making up almost a third of attendees.

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Classrooms in the Clouds

fre, 06/30/2017 - 13:58

The Soroptimist International President’s Appeal 2015-2017 is supporting CITC, and the ‘Inspire Programme’, which seeks to improve the educational experience for girls, increase attendance and improve the health of girls allowing them to complete their education.

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UN Financing for Development Forum 2017

ons, 06/14/2017 - 12:02

The second ECOSOC forum on financing for development (FfD) follow-up, met at the UN in New York for 4 days at the end of May this year.

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The Lost Children

man, 06/12/2017 - 11:31

At the 26th Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice 2017, UN Vienna May 25, 2017, SIE Immediate Past President, Ulla Madsen was panellist at the side event, ‘The Lost Children - Safeguarding unaccompanied migrant minors from going missing’.

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SI President’s Post: Celebrating many years of Soroptimist service

fre, 06/09/2017 - 17:07

On Saturday 6 May 2017, SI Christchurch held a function to honour members who have given exemplary service to Soroptimist International over the past 68 years.

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Entrance of Gender Issues into Global Environmental Development Agenda

tor, 06/08/2017 - 13:54

At the UN Environment in Nairobi, 2017 is an important year for the third UN Environment Assembly (UNEA 3) where decisions are made on different issues on Environment that continue to shape our future.

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SI President’s Post: Promoting Awareness of Human Trafficking

tor, 06/08/2017 - 13:45

Human Trafficking is a heinous crime and one which affects women in greater numbers than men. Soroptimists worldwide raise awareness, and advocate for change to address this confronting issue.

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SI President’s Post: Irish Soroptimists Come Together Annually

tir, 06/06/2017 - 14:37

It was my pleasure and privilege to attend the 51st Annual Joint North / South Conference for Irish Soroptimists and guests, held 19 – 21 May, in Derry / Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

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President’s Post: Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV in Prisons

søn, 05/28/2017 - 21:52

This was the topic of one of the close to 100 side events during the 26th session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, held at the Vienna International Centre from 22 – 26 June, 2017. The event highlighted the importance of ensuring access to effective measures for 

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Beyond Rescue… The Long Road of Recovery for Human Trafficking Victims

tor, 05/25/2017 - 15:47

A blog by Gina Vucci, SI Marin. In 2014, Soroptimist International Marin hosted a Human Trafficking Awareness event and created a film, 'What is Human Trafficking? Why Should We Care?' with Canadian investigative journalist, Julian Sher, subsequently shown at the Commission on the Status of Women in 2015.

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SI President’s Post: Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

ons, 05/24/2017 - 08:16

It is a privilege to represent Soroptimist International at the 26th session of the CCPCJ (Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice) held in Vienna from 22 – 26 May 2017..   There are plenary sessions and side events. The Tuesday 23 May side event sessions on violence against women

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