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Soroptimists raise € 55.000 for School for Justice

SoroptiVoiceBlog - ons, 05/16/2018 - 12:53

Soroptimist Bianca Leemkuil from the Netherlands, surprised Mallika with a cheque for €55.000, as a donation to the unique and progressive programme School for Justice, which was set up in Mumbai, India in 2017. Securing massive media attention around the world, the ground-breaking programme which rescues girls from child prostitution, educates and trains girls to become lawyers and prosecutors, and in doing so, affords them the power to prosecute the criminals that once owned them.

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Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

SoroptiVoiceBlog - ons, 05/09/2018 - 20:43

On 3 May 2018, Utrecht University celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with a keynote address and panel discussion entitled ‘Leadership in Human Rights, Diversity, and Inclusion’.

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SIFAF CONFERENCE MARRAKECH – an account

SoroptiVoiceBlog - ons, 05/02/2018 - 22:15

by Inge Withof, SIE Assistant Programme Director When the Soroptimist International Future African Federation (SIFAF) Conference was announced, I immediately had the idea to go there to support our Soroptimist Sisters and support the foundation of the new African SI Federation. Moreover, I have never been to Africa so for

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News from the 4th SIFAF conference

SoroptiVoiceBlog - ons, 05/02/2018 - 21:31

News from 4th SIFAF conference co-authored by Mary Muia, SIFAF President, Task Force Chair,  and member of SI Karen Blixen Club of Nairobi Kenya, and Wanda Peters, SI Public Relations 2017-2019. With 1788 members in 27 countries on the African continent, SIFAF, the Soroptimist International Future African Federation, is growing steadily

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Stunning President’s Appeal pendant designed by Villy Makou

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tir, 05/01/2018 - 15:30

A pendant, that can be worn on a chain as a necklace, and also as a pin, has been beautifully designed by Soroptimist Villy Makou from Greece, previous winner of the CSW61 handbook cover competition in 2017. Created in silver and blue enamel, and in 22k gold plated and blue

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Raising the baton for Australian Soroptimists

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tir, 04/17/2018 - 12:03

by Catherine Heiner, Publicity Officer, SI Bayside “SI Australian President, Ralda Forzin, participated in the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR), raising the baton high for Australian Soroptimists. The Queen’s Baton arrived at the Opening Ceremony of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games last Wednesday. Having just returned from New York, Ralda attended

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Healthy Women, Healthy Families – Supporting Project Sothea in Cambodia

SoroptiVoiceBlog - ons, 04/11/2018 - 13:57

In November 2017, Soroptimist International of Singapore (SIS) supported a team of medical students from the National University of Singapore and 12 practising Singaporean doctors, whose mission it was to provide basic health screening and health literacy to villagers residing in the villages of Dangkut Thnong and Anlong Svay, in the Banan district of Battambang, the second poorest province in Cambodia. US $3000 was raised to cover drugs and medical supplies for Project Sothea.

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SUMMARY OF SI (SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL) LIMITED eBOARD MEETING, February 2018

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tir, 04/10/2018 - 13:25

On 16 February 2018 the first meeting of the newly restructured board of Soroptimist International was held electronically. The new board consists of 2 directors from each Federation, the SI President, Treasurer and Advocacy Director; 11 voting directors in total. The SI President, Treasurer and Advocacy Director are also members

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Water – Decade for Action

SoroptiVoiceBlog - ons, 03/28/2018 - 11:46

On World Water Day, 22 March 2018, the International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development 2018-2028 was launched at the United Nations. The Decade aims to further improve cooperation, partnership, and capacity development in response to the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Following a presentation of a short

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Soroptimist International – Memories of CSW62

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tir, 03/27/2018 - 13:41

The single largest forum for UN Member States, civil society organizations and other international actors, CSW is the place to build consensus and commitment on policy actions, and this year the focus turned to women and girls working and living in rural locations. A delegation led by SI President, Mariet

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CSW62 Agreed Conclusions

SoroptiVoiceBlog - man, 03/26/2018 - 10:48

Commission on the Status of Women Sixty-second session 12 – 23 March 2018 'Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls'
Agreed conclusions 23 March 2018.

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The Nation’s Future: Ending Child Marriage

SoroptiVoiceBlog - fre, 03/23/2018 - 16:44

The Nature's Future: Ending Child Marriage hosted by the Permanent Mission of Ghana to the United Nations and Zonta International

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Part One – Commission for Social Development 56th Session

SoroptiVoiceBlog - fre, 03/23/2018 - 13:54

The Commission for Social Development Fifty-sixth session, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Division for Social Policy and Development, was held at UN Headquarters, New York, January 29 2018 to February 7, 2018. Purpose: Since the World Summit for Social Development in Copenhagen in 1995, the Commission for Social

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Indigenous Women Transforming Power

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tor, 03/22/2018 - 08:33

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.

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SI Oral Statement CSW62

SoroptiVoiceBlog - ons, 03/21/2018 - 17:16

Today, 21 March SI Advocacy Manager, Caroline Mulligan read the NGO Oral Statement at CSW62, New York on behalf of Soroptimist International.

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

SoroptiVoiceBlog - ons, 03/21/2018 - 13:15

World Water Day 22 March 2018, will see the launch of the International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development 2018-2028. Watch a video message from Mariet Verhoef-Cohen.

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Human Trafficking in America and Strategies on Gender Parity

SoroptiVoiceBlog - ons, 03/21/2018 - 08:45

Human Trafficking In America:  Risks for Women and Girls in Rural Areas and Faith-Based Prevention and System-Wide Strategy on Gender Parity: How to Walk the Talk by Paula Freschi Kamena, Marin County District Attorney and Soroptimist of Marin County.

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World Water Forum ‘SHARING WATER’

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tir, 03/20/2018 - 13:07

The 8th World Water Forum, WWF8, is currently taking place in Brasilia, Brazil, 18 to 23 March, 2018, with the theme of Sharing Water. SI President, Mariet Verhoef-Cohen will be in attendance.

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UK Mission and Civil Society hold joint event at CSW62

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tir, 03/20/2018 - 08:42

The UK Mission and Civil Society held their first joint event at CSW62 -  A flagship occasion organised by the UK Gender Equality Office and UK CSW Alliance.

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Sisterhood – in ‘the line’ at CSW62

SoroptiVoiceBlog - man, 03/19/2018 - 12:26

"Some of the most productive time I have spent at CSW starts “IN THE QUEUE" or Line as Americans say. This is a perfect time to start engaging, sharing the story of why we are here, and developing new networks and contacts that further add to my experience and knowledge base.

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