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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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Elder Abuse – Does it Exist?

tir, 05/23/2017 - 14:12

"In 2011, the General Assembly of the United Nations designated 15 June as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). The fact that we need a special day to call attention to the existence of harmful practices against older persons is in itself a shameful indictment on society".

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Towards an Effective Remedy for Safe Migration

man, 05/22/2017 - 13:15

A blog by Barbara Rochman SI UN Rep, New York. The New York Declaration is a political document setting forth the states' commitments to launch a process of intergovernmental negotiations leading to the adoption of two global compacts, one for refugees and the other, the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

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Educate to Lead: Nepal and Harambee Arts – Supporting vulnerable girls through Expressive Arts

fre, 05/19/2017 - 12:42

Educate to Lead: Nepal is funding a team of seven trainers who travel throughout the country to support and educate vulnerable girls and women through Expressive Arts exercises.

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A Closer Look at Leadership – Part Two

fre, 05/19/2017 - 10:36

In the second part of our series 'A Closer Look at Leadership', we hear from SI Director of Advocacy 2015-2017, Pat Black, SI Assistant Director of Advocacy Sharon Fisher, and from Bette Levy, Marie-D'Amato-Rizzi and Frances Zainoeddin, SI UN Representatives in New York

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Educate to Lead: Nepal and the Women and Girl’s Education Project

ons, 05/17/2017 - 18:38

The AHF Women and Girl’s Education Project (WGEP) in the remote disadvantaged region of the Lower SoluKhumbu region of Nepal is supported by the Soroptimist International President’s Appeal and during the first year, the project has reached and exceeded its original aims.

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SI President’s Post: Mines Advisory Group Revisited

ons, 05/17/2017 - 17:16

I was delighted to have the opportunity to visit MAG (Mines Advisory Group) Headquarters in Manchester on 16 May. MAG was formed in 1989 and is a partner in the campaign to achieve the world to be “Landmine Free by 2025”.    Past Soroptimist International President Patsy Daniel’s choice for

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SI President’s Post: Celebrating with SI Central and South West London

ons, 05/17/2017 - 12:03

It was my privilege to join SI Central and South West London and their guests on the weekend of 12 – 14 May, to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the club which started in 1927 as a Venture Club.

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CSW61 NGO Forum Consultation Day Breakout Group Report

man, 05/15/2017 - 13:32

As part of the CSW61 NGO Consultation Day organised by the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, NY (NGO CSW/NY) on 12 March 2017, attendees broke out for discussions into five groups: Ending All Forms of Forced Labour (Modern-day Slavery, Early Marriage, Trafficking),  Envisioning a Feminist Internet, Creating Equalities of

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Cycling for Cycles: Women’s Role in Malaria Prevention in Cambodia

man, 05/15/2017 - 12:20

SI Singapore, SI Damansara and SI Melb came together in 2016 to support the role of women in malaria prevention in Cambodia.

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SI President’s Message: Congratulations to Michelle Bachelet

fre, 05/12/2017 - 08:52

12 May 2017 An open letter Dear President Michelle Bachelet It is my privilege and pleasure to forward congratulations and best wishes on behalf of 76,000 Soroptimists from 133 countries to you on the occasion of your designation as a UN Honorary Gender Champion. Your tireless efforts in promoting full

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Diamond Celebrations for SI St Albans and District

ons, 05/10/2017 - 11:47

Jane Slatter writes on the 60th anniversary of SI St Albans and District, and a Friendship Weekend that welcomed visitors from Warsaw, Poland, Chico, USA, Muenster, Germany and Osaka, Japan.

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Soroptimists attend UNESCO conference in Saudi Arabia

man, 05/08/2017 - 18:22

'Youth and their Social Impact' was the the theme for the 7th International Forum of NGO's in official partnership with UNESCO. A blog by Soroptimist International delegate, Lee Ann Cochran.

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SI President’s Message: Congratulations to Michelle Bachelet

søn, 05/07/2017 - 06:13

  7 May 2017   An open letter   Dear President Michelle Bachelet   It is my privilege and pleasure to forward congratulations and best wishes on behalf of 76,000 Soroptimists from 133 countries to you on the occasion of your designation as a UN Honorary Gender Champion.   Your

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Women in Prison – UKPAC

tir, 05/02/2017 - 17:28

Inspiring changes in the way women’s minor offending is addressed across the UK, Dr Kay Richmond, Chair of the Soroptimist International UK Programme Action Committee writers a blog.

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A Closer Look at Leadership – the first in a series introduced by Ulla Madsen, Chair of the SI Leadership Development Committee

tor, 04/27/2017 - 11:18

Immediate Past President of Soroptimist International of Europe and Chair of the SI Leadership Development Committee (LDC), Ulla Madsen, introduces the first in a series of video interviews with SI Directors, Officers and UN Representatives, past and present, with the aim of increasing awareness of the work of SI and the SI leadership opportunities available.

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

tir, 04/25/2017 - 16:38

Mariet Verhoef-Cohen appointed Vice-Chair of the interim Steering Committee (SC). Mariet Verhoef-Cohen says: “I am very honoured to be chosen as Vice-Chair of this prominent group on Water Scarcity in Agriculture".

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Ms Lakshmi Puri Reports on CSW61 – Analysis of the Agreed Conclusions

man, 04/24/2017 - 17:33

“The 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New  York, from 13 – 24  March 2017, at a critical juncture in the  changing  political landscape and realignment of forces mobilized around the gender equality and women’s empowerment agenda

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SI President’s Post: An interview with Yvonne Simpson

man, 04/24/2017 - 13:24

Soroptimist International President, Yvonne Simpson talks to 'She Said What?' a programme by Fresh FM 107.2

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SI President’s Message: Video Test

man, 04/24/2017 - 13:17

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